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?