Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered by A. G. Howard

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights the book you're looking forward to most.

Today I Choose:

Title: Splintered
Author: A. G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books

Release Date: January 1, 2013
My Rating: to be determined
Pages: 384

"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."-

I can't wait until this book comes out! I love fairy- tale retellings and this one just sounds fantasic. Although it's not exactly a fairy- tale retelling, because the main character isn't Alice but her descendent, I think it sounds even better than the real thing. Especially because the main character, Alyssa, can talk to bugs. That's just amazing!!!! The series of tests also sound a bit like a quest, which is a great idea.

I've been looking for a unique story for a while now and I think Splintered might be just what I need. What are you guys waiting to read? Do you think Splintered sounds good?

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