Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publish Date: January 1, 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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.
You guys don't understand my love of the dark and twisty. For reals. I'm obsessed with everything that's just a little bit off, and whether that makes me a touch psychotic or not...I just don't care! Splintered sounds like a little bit of everything I love. The tale of Alice in Wonderland has always been a bit sadistic and twisted, but this interpretation sounds like the penultimate tale. I can't wait to see just how bleak and creepy this version is! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?