Wednesday, November 7, 2012

[Waiting On Wednesday #11] Splintered by A.G. Howard


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:




Splintered
by A.G. Howard
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books

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.
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What are you "Waiting On this Wednesday"?




4 comments:

Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

I'm waiting for this one too! Anything Alice in Wonderland is awesome in my book.

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! This one is up on Netgalley. I keep debating if I should read it or not. It sounds awesome but I just have sooooooooo very many many many books to read as it is! I have become to be a bit pickier about which new reads to add that I am not already invested in. But it does sound incredible!

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Micheline D said...

Definitely waiting on this one as well! It sounds so interesting & the cover is spectacular ♥ Great choice, hope you'll love it when you get to read it :) Old follower, here's my WoW pick this week.

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Elisabeth said...

I'm waiting for this one, for starters!