Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It's where we share the upcoming releases we're most eagerly anticipating and can't wait to get out hands on!  
This week . . . 

Title:  Splintered
Series:  N/A
Author:  A.G. Howard
Publisher:  Amulet Books
Pages:  384
Release Date:  January 2013

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical underland, 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 test, 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 who to trust:  Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheous, her guide through Wonderland who might have dark motives of his own.

What I'm Waiting on Splintered:  Another Alice and Wonderland themed novel?  Count me in.  When I read the blurb of this one, I was immediately eager to get my hands on it.  It sounds so unique, especially the bit about how the main character is a descendant of Alice Liddell.  I'm also quite curious about this Morpheous character.  He sounds very interesting!

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. I haven't seen this one until this week and oh my gosh! The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds awesome :)
    The Brunette Librarian's Waiting on Wednesday Blog

  2. Ummmm ADDING THIS!!! Amazing! *follower* of your lovely blog - seriously, gorgeous layout and design. I puffy heart it! :)

    Adding this book to my to-read shelf riiiiiight NOW! :)

    Between the Bind


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