Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered, by A.G. Howard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme by Breaking The Spine to showcase books we are eagerly anticipating.

My selection this week is:

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.

 Doesn't it sound awesome? Click the cover to add it on Goodreads. I've read a very short excerpt that was printed on the back of a bookmark I won in a swag giveaway and that was enough to make me crave the whole book! I'm a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and this sounds intriguing. I'm curious how the story is linked to Carroll's Alice and how Morpheus fits into it all.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I'm super excited about this one as well!! It looks really awesome, I love that cover! It's kind of creepy :) Great pick!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

  2. Ohhh, this looks good! will have to check it out:)

  3. I'm a huge fan of Alice, too! I'm very much looking forward to this one. And I love that cover! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  4. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

  5. Gorgeous cover and intriguing description. Great pick Carmen, and thanks for stopping by The Readers Den. :)