November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
This week's pick is:
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Release Date ~ 1/1/2013
Publisher ~ 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.

   I love all the adaptations of classics that are popping up these days! All this different worlds springing from those of the classics are really cool to read about and I love seeing what spin or take the authors will put on the familiar story. And this sounds like a really epic paranormal adventure. And that cover, ohh... that cover is just plain gorgeous! I love the use of green and the like. I think I'm getting an ARC of this, and I can't wait to read it!

18 comments:

  1. I've seen this one popping up in WoW's on and off the last couple of months, so it seems to be a popular pick. I like the look of it, too, so I am definitely in the same boat!

    Not long to wait now!

    My WoW
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  2. I loved Alice in Wonderland, so there's actually no choice here for me. ;) The synopsis sounds great and the cover is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s our WOW.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  3. I have this one as one of my choices this week as well. I love the cover and I'm a sucker for Alice in Wonderland retellings so this one is a must for me.

    My WoW

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  4. I'm waiting on this book too. It just sounds so good and I really love the cover.

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  5. I requested this everywhere I could but got declined :( Guess I'll just get a copy once it's out!

    Here's my WoW :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  6. I'm not so sure about all those new adaptions, but I'd pick up one or another. I hope you'll enjoy this. =)
    My WoW

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  7. Great choice! I really love fairy-tale books! I'm really waiting for this one because I haven't read a novel inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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    Rachel @ Books to Consider


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  8. I'm really looking forward to owning this one as well. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  9. I'm in the middle of Splintered right now! So far it's been deliciously creepy. I bet you'll love it! Here's my WoW!

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  10. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Thanksgiving!! Please check out my WoW!

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  11. Nice cover and pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

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  12. I have this on my Kindle and I am SO excited to get to it! I'm tempted to push everything else aside. It sounds awesome!

    Books of Amber

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  13. This is one of my most awaited books. I need this one. I want to own it and devour it. The cover is too pretty <#

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  14. I can't wait to start my copy of this one! It had me at re-telling...love the cover!! Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week!

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  15. I just finished this one a couple days ago and OMG Benji I hope you love it as much as I did! It's not only one of my favourite books of 2012, it's one of my new favourites ever. It was AMAZING.

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  16. You're getting an ARC? Ugh, SO jealous. This is on the very top of my 'waiting on' list, but I have to wait until January like a chump.

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  17. I keep seeing this book popping up everywhere... It looks so good!

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