Splintered (Splintered #1)
by A. G. Howard
YA Paranormal Romance
Published by Amulet Books
Pub. Date: January 1, 2013
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥½
Summary ~ from goodreads~
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 affection 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 Adventure 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.
My Review from goodreads ~
Splintered by A.G. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4½ stars! I just got back from a trip down the rabbit hole. A wonderfully written and unique spin-off of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
The visuals written for the scenes in Wonderland and the connection and feelings to the characters made it an awesome roller coaster of a ride.
One of my many favorite quotes ~
“Do you really think these are Alice's tears?" I ask. "That I'm supposed to make them go away somehow?"
"I'm the wrong guy to ask. I just saw a skeleton with antlers and a forest of aphid-noshing flower zombies.:”
~ Alyssa/Jeb ~
Alyssa is Alice's great great great granddaughter. She discovers that the story of Alice in Wonderland has truth behind it. Her decision to take the same trip her great great great grandmother took, puts her in a place of madness, darkness and magic. Through her journey she finds her first love in her best friend Jeb and strong emotional connection with Morpheus from Wonderland. Her goal is to break a curse that is on her family and to do that she has to go through many trials. If she does not succeed her mothers life may end and the family curse will never end.
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A Splintered Novella will be released on October 22nd, titled
~The Moth In The Mirror ~
The second book of the Splintered series will be out on January 7, 2014, titled
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