Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights any upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on!
Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Released: 1st January 2013
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.
Summary taken from Goodreads
Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to start your reading list for the new year? An original take on a timeless classic...with a gorgeous cover you can just stare at once you're done. I've loved every adapation of it I've watched, including Alice, which is a darker version with Andrew Lee Potts doing a fabulous job with Hatter; Martin Short is another favourite, a much different interpretation. I'm looking forward to seeing the equivalent of the Mad Hatter, if indeed there is one, as he's one of my absolute favourite characters. Hilarious and insane - what's not to love? :D
What about you? What are you waiting on this week? Link me up!