Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6): A. G. Howard - Splintered

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

Title: Splintered
Author: A. G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

Why I Look Forward to This: Oh my gosh, just... everything about this. The slightly-insane cover! The summary! And Melissa Marr posted her "first ever detailed" review on Goodreads for this book, in which she praises it HIGHLY. And I trust her taste. Booo on the release date, though; I'd love to see it out sooner!


  1. Aw, thank you so much for spotlighting Splintered here! And I know, it seems like forever away, but seriously, my head is spinning with how fast it's going by for me. :)So nice to "meet" you!

    1. Awww, thanks so much for dropping by! :D Nice to "meet" you too, and like I said, I'm definitely looking forward to reading this!