Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (70)

This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!

By AG Howard
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Summary: 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.

Retellings are some of the most awesome YA books out there, so when I saw that this one was a retelling of Alice In Wonderland, I got super excited! Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous, this one sounds like a really fun, darker take on Lewis Carroll's story. And I have to admit I'm really excited about her gorgeous best friend who she has a secret crush on! Nothing like a little romance to an already enticing book! Splintered seems like a book that will definitely start off the new year right! 


  1. whenever i see the cover i become happy, its so pretty. great pick. hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

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  2. I am reading this one after the next book on my list!! It sounds fantastic!!

  3. I've read many raving reviews of Splintered and I am definitely going to read this because of that. Great pick =D

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  4. I read mixed reviews on this one... I'm still on the fence. I can't wait to hear what you think! Here’s my WoW post!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  5. I have seen this one around and I think that cover is fantastic! Excellent choice. My WoW. Old Follower :D

  6. Oooh I forgot all about this one! I seen it on NetGalley and wanted to request it but I had other books I had to get around to first. lol
    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    --Megan @ Books i View

  7. I just read one hell of a great review for this and am anxious to read it too. I hope that we both love it.
    PS. I love that it is a stand alone. I love series, but not every book has to be a part of one.


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