Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Publisher: Amulet Books
Publish Date: Jan. 1, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Goodreads Summary: For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell -- the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers ... the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.

When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.

There, creepy counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.
Why am I waiting on Splintered? The cover is so gorgeously creepy and perfect for a story involving Alice in Wonderland! The summary sounds awesome and fantastical. I can’t wait to read this! What books are you waiting on?


Jessica Dunlow said...

I am SO happy you selected this for your WoW post this week! It sounds absolutely amazing. I'm a huge ALICE IN WONDERLAND fan, so I know I will have to pick up a copy when it is released! (WHY SO FAR AWAY?!)

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Anita Grace Howard said...

Thank you for highlighting my book, NC! I'm working on the galleys right now and I can tell you they took as much care w/the inside as they did w/the cover. The designers at Amulet are wonderful! Nice to meet you!

Bookworm1858 said...

Cool-I haven't heard of this before but it seems to be part of a larger trend incorporating classic authors and works into YA literature. I have fond memories of Alice in Wonderland so this looks really interesting!

Fall Into Books said...

I've seen this one on a few lists, and it's so going on my TBR list RIGHT NOW! Great pick!

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Patricia said...

I saw this one today for the first time somewehre else and I really need to get my hands on it!

Patricia // My WOW

KM said...

Whoa! Cool book! Haven't heard of this one yet! Definitely adding it to my TBR list! ...not a huge fan of the cover, though.

Tina Moss said...

Love the blurb! Love the cover! Adding to the TBR list. :)

Carina said...

Thanks a lot for sharing! This sounds really lovely, so I might have to add this to my to-read list as well. :)

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roro said...

i so need this1
why the long wait lol


LRAtRandom said...

This is my first time hearing of this book but it sounds very interesting! It will definitely be going on my to read list!

Andria Buchanan said...

Wow I love Alice in Wonderland (got to love when Math People write fiction) so now this is my new WoW

Anonymous said...

Darn you! I come here & already in the first 2 posts I have an even LONGER TBR list! :D I hadn't heard of this one but I really want to read it. I love those stories with quests & family heirlooms & madness. Oohh fun. Thanks!

Wendy Darling said...

Oo, ooo! How was this not on my radar? So creepy and cool! Love that cover and I love the premise, too. Thanks for the heads up!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing! I can't believe I haven't heard of this one :O Great choice :)

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