f0zKg0J4zFLYz-Yq0aednQVqREE Once Upon a Prologue: Waiting On Wednesday - #32: Splintered by A.G. Howard
Click Here For Free Blog Backgrounds!!!
Blogaholic Designs

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday - #32: Splintered by A.G. Howard

{ ++ }  This weekly event/feature is graciously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. You know that feeling you get when you're browsing upcoming books on Goodreads or Amazon and one strikes your fancy?  Maybe you squee.  Maybe you giggle to yourself.  Maybe you bounce in your seat. We all get excited (I do a combination of all three of the previous choices...) about new books, be it a favorite author you're familiar with, or someone whose work you'll be reading for the first time.  Jill's meme gives us the chance to spotlight what we are anxiously awaiting this week.

I'm Waiting On...

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.

Splintered by A. G. Howard
Expected publication: January  2013 (Amulet Books)
Add it to your TBR

Why It's Worth Waiting On:  Uh.  I think it's time for a true confession: I ADORE ALL THINGS ALICE IN WONDERLAND, from the Disney cartoon to Once Upon a Time's Jefferson/Mad Hatter to the Hatter from the Sci-Fi channel's mini-series, ALICE.  (Okay, so mostly I just love the Hatter...but...that's another story for another time.)  I even used to watch that 90's show Adventures in Wonderland and had the theme song memorized.  So this book?  It's like ALICE geek heaven for me.  I. Can't.  WAIT.  I actually just got an e-arc of this one from NetGalley and waiting to read it until I'm a bit more caught up is gonna be TORTURE!

Your turn!  What are YOU waiting on?  


Post a Comment

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting! I appreciate every comment, and in return, will try to visit a recent post of yours and comment. PLEASE leave a link back to your blog in the comment so I can come to your blog. And have a fabulous day!