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

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Splintered, by A. G. HowardComing January 1, 2013

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 and the whispers grow too strong to bear, 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.

Unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.

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Okay, obviously this story sounds super interesting, and Melissa Marr gave it a high recommendation at the book signing I just went to. But, I mean, LOOK AT THAT COVER! Is it not the most gorgeous thing ever?! I need this book!

21 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Splintered, by A. G. Howard

  1. I love that cover, too!! It is available to request on Netgalley right now, so maybe you could get approved for it. I am very excited about this one too.

    • Haha, it was kinda the same for me. I fell in love with the cover, then one day I was like “Oh yeah, what’s this book ABOUT?” and then decided I wanted to read it even MORE.

  2. The cover looks so beautiful and this is definitely my kind of book! It looks really good! I can’t wait for it either. Great pick. :D

  3. I can’t wait to read this one! Yeah, and the fact that Melissa gave it such high praise makes me want to read it even more!

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