May 9, 2012

Impatiently Waiting! Splintered by A. G. Howard

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Expected Publish Date: January 1, 2013 Imprint: Amulet Books

Publisher's summary: 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.





About the author: A. G. Howard wrote Splintered while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.
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My Comment: I couldn't help but make that cover large! Isn't it AMAZING???

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12 comments:

Little Miss Becky said...

Yay! :D Seriously---I need this in poster size.

Bookluvr Mindy said...

I totally agree! Thanks for sharing last week so I could share this week Becky! :D

Book Flame said...

I love the cover I just want to enlarge it and hang a poster of it in my room. I can't wait for this one either. Great Pick!

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

I can't wait for this either!! It looks really good na!!

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

This one does look really cool! Although the girl on the cover freaks me out a bit! Something with her eye, not sure if it is too big or wide-eye open...just creeps me out a bit! :) Still might have to read it though!

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Have a GREAT day!

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Emily said...

Wow great choice! This cover is spectacular! Adding to TBR!!

My WoW

Anita Grace Howard said...

Mindy, thanks so much for spotlighting Splintered! I love seeing it blown up so big! LOL. You just made my Wednesday morning. :) Oh, and I will be giving away some posters from time to time (just had a contest for one last week) so stop by my blog or watch my twitter!

Jennifer said...

Seriously amazing! That cover is too die for and I love creepy books! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-16-blood-seduction.html

Amy said...

We are totally Waiting on Wednesday twins today. I picked the same book. ;) I didn't think to add the trailer though. Love it!! I NEED this book.

Kindlemom said...

Oh my gosh I haven't heard of this one before, the cover is just gorgeous!!
I have it marked to read now! Thanks for adding to my ever growing TBR pile Mindy. :P

veela-valoom said...

That sounds REALLY interesting. I love fairy tales retellings..or anything connected to other stories. I may have to check it out. The colors on the cover are very vibrant.

France said...

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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