Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Splintered
Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publish Date: January 1, 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 400
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?


  1. Yay! Thanks for spotlighting Splintered this week! :) Well, there's some darkness for sure, but I also wanted to stay true to Carroll's sense of whimsy, so I kept a bit of that warped humor in there. I guess you could say it's a funked-out, gothed-out Wonderland. ;)

  2. This one sounds amazing! I love Alice in Wonderland, and this book seems to be a perfect creepy take on it. Can't wait!

  3. This book sounds great! And, I love the cover. It tells a story of its own.
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  4. I love the Alice in Wonderland story, and this sounds amazing. Plus the cover is beautiful! Here's my WOW.

  5. This one sounds so creepy and wonderful!  I am definitely excited to read it!

  6. Yay---so excited for both Alice books I've seen coming out so far!  It's such a trippy story with so many possibilites for great retellings!  This one sounds amazing!

  7. Ohhh yes yes yes!! This one looks fantastic! Already on my TBR list. I love retellings :). Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yes, yes and YES! How had I not heard of this one yet. It sounds deliciously dark and twisty! ;) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Nice!! Seeing this one around lately! It sounds interesting too!! Lots of fairy tales are being redone lately and I so love that idea!

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  10. I am really excited for Splintered! It seems like it'll be an intriguing take on AIW. 

    Great WOW!

  11. Oooh! This does sound interesting. Great choice!


    Thanks for sharing,


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  12. I'm right there with you, Kimba, with my love of dark and twisty :)) Really loving the cover and the premise of this book and can't wait to read it!

  13. Wow, this one does sound good! And I love that cover! The colors are so vibrant and eye catching!


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