Waiting on Wednesday - SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week, I'm all excited for:

by A.G. Howard

I have to be honest, I'm not usually a fan of covers with faces on the front. But this one. THIS one is absolutely stunning. Maybe it's because of the word "Wonderland" over her face. Maybe it's because I already know what the book is about.

Maybe it's simply stunning.

Here's the plot synopsis of this book, courtesy of 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.


I am a MAJOR fan of Alice in Wonderland. By this I mean I watched the original Disney film last night, I have an Alice in Wonderland clock on my bedroom wall, and I drink out of an Alice in Wonderland juice glass most mornings. (Don't judge me.)

The thought of an Alice in Wonderland redux made me a tad worrisome when I first heard about Splintered. But I'm sold on the plot synopsis alone. A darker, more twisted Wonderland? The sexy but suspicious Morpheus? Everything about this book screams "amazing."

Pick it up January 1, 2013 at your local bookstore!

You can also order it at one of the following links:

Barnes and Nobles

What books are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!

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