Wednesday 28 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#18)

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!

Title: Splintered
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!


  1. I'm also looking forward to this, too! The cover is just beautiful. Have you read Alice in Zombieland? Never really liked that one, though... hahahaha.

    Here's mine: Faye's WoW

  2. WHY YES, THIS DOES SOUND LIKE A PERFECT WAY TO START 2013. Despite not having read the original or even watched any of the movies in their entirety (I know, what is wrong with me?), Splintered sounds SO EFFING GOOD. I have a copy from NetGalley, but I'm so awful at reading ebooks. I'm really looking forward to reading it in print. And oh how gorgeous the cover is! <3

  3. I loved this! The original is a favourite of mine and I thought this was a brilliant modern twist on it. I can't wait to see what you make of it. :)

  4. So far, I've only heard raving reviews on this one. I'm excited that you feel enthusiastic about reading it!! Hope you'll enjoy the book when the New Year comes :)

  5. i loved this one . hope u love it too

  6. Yes! Yes! This book! THIS BOOK! I'm so excited for this one! Great pick!
    My WoW

    Millie @ Millie D's Words

  7. Interesting cover.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. I've heard terrific things about this! And yeah, the premise is incredible, along with the gorgeous cover. :) I NEED to read this too - Alice in Wonderland was one of my favourite books and movie as a kid. :) Great pick!

  9. OMG WAITING ON THIS LIKE.. CRAZY.. So I tried to get it on Netgalley but they rejected me.. Oh well :)

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

  10. This is definitely a great pick! I've been waiting on this for a while and I was really disappointed that I didn't get it from NetGalley. Oh well, I shall have to wait until it is released. :)

  11. I'm not a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. The story always freaked my out a bit, but this does sound interesting. Plus, that cover is gorgeous. Great pick Aa'Ishah. :)


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