Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (20)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title/Author: Splintered by A. G. Howard
Pages: 400
Publisher: Amulet (January 2013)

For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers... the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.

When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.

There, creepy counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.


  1. No matter how many times I see this cover, I'm struck by just how pretty it is. Great choice!!

    My WoW

  2. For some reason I can't get pulled by the cover. Looks too much like a cartoon :(

    My WOW

  3. Oh my gosh! How have I missed this one?? Sounds fantastic and that cover is soooo pretty :)

    Check out what I'm Waiting for @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog :)

  4. I'm waiting on that one too! *-* sounds incredibly different!
    I'm a new gfc follower, btw. :)

  5. I just love that cover! Every time I look at it I end up staring at it forever cause it's just so gorgeous.

  6. Great pick! I can't wait for this one either. I like the whole Alice in Wonderland thing. :)

  7. Love the cover! i luv that this story is making alice in wonderland real! and that something that alice did in wonderland has cursed her children and their children. very cool concept!