Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered by A.G. Howard

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on Splintered by A.G. Howard.

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
(Summary from GoodReads)

I know, I know, I keep saying it. I love a twist on a classic. This just sounds so fantastic! A.G. Howard you had me at "far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on." Am I a little put off by the love triangle? Yes, but I'll look over it for referencing the bandersnatch.

Splintered comes out Jan. 1st.


  1. I keep debating about this one! I saw it on Netgalley as well, but haven't been able to decide if I should read it! I have wayyy too much in the TBR pile!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I had a review copy of this! I'm not a fan of most Alice-related things, but this was one of the better ones that I've read. I couldn't finish it though, I wasn't a fan of most of the characters. Hope you like it!

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