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:

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.

What are you "Waiting On this Wednesday"?


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 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!