Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #49


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Splintered by A. G Howard
January 1st 2013
Find it on Goodreads

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.
(from Goodreads)

I've always kind of been fascinated by Alice in Wonderland. In fact, I did a play about a twisted version of Alice in Wonderland for my final piece in my drama exam (I was the Cheshire Cat ;]), so needless to say I am intrigued by this book. A dark and twisted Wonderland sounds awesome, I can't wait to see what creepy things are there. Plus, I'm wondering how Alyssa plans to save her family - it's all very cool and mysterious! Seems we have two love interests, but they both sound interesting - I can't wait to meet all the characters!

What are you waiting on this week?

14 comments:

  1. I adore Alice in Wonderland - my childhood obsession. So this book has pretty much won me over. Can't wait for this!

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  2. I lvoe Alice and this sounds awesome!

    My WoW!

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  3. I am DYING for this one!! Great pick!

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  4. i am going to add this to my list! thanks!

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  5. Great pick! I'm eagerly waiting for this release too!

    What I'm waiting on this week!

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  6. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

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  7. I love the Cheshire Cat!! :) I haven't heard of this book before, but it really does sound awesome. :) Great pick, Liz!

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  8. AJFHDJLAFH. YES YES YES.
    I WANT this one. The cover is GORGEOUS and and and... seriously. I need a reason? I LOVE Alice, and this looks AMAZING.

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  9. Hah Lizz! yes! This was like my pick a week or two ago! This cover is so gorgeous, plus the whole Alice in WOnderland them! Oooooooh yes! :P

    Here's what i'm waiting on

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  10. I WANT THIS!! Even though I.... now don't hurt me.... I haven't ever read Alice in Wonderland and I've never actually seen the entire movie *shies away* BUT this sounds so so so so so good and deliciously twisted and oh, how I can't wait until 2013. So many incredible books!

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  11. ALICEEEEEEE! I can't believe I've never heard of this one because I ADORE Alice and a twisted version sounds absolutely perfect :D

    Alyssa, PICK JEBBBBBBBB! (or maybe I should wait until actually reading the book to pick a team LOL)

    Sonia

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  12. i can't freaking wait to read this book

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  13. The cheshire cat is the best part of Alice in Wonderland!

    I can't decide whether I love or hate this cover, though...

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  14. I really want to read this one!

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