Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Splintered by A.G. Howard
The main character is Alyssa Gardner. She is awesome and can totally defend herself. Her mom is insane and she thinks she might be too. Get this, she will kill bugs, and make mosaics out of them. I have to say, no matter how weird that is, it's pretty cool. Alyssa's not exactly popular, nor well liked by everyone. But she does have friends and family who care about her. The reason she's looked at weirdly, is because everyone knows she's descended from the little girl Alice in Wonderland was based on. Life's weird for her, but she takes it in stride, which I love. And that ability serves her well when she falls down the rabbit hole...
The book has a very strong story and plot. I waited for months to read the book, and was not disappointed. All the characters are strong, and I couldn't help but love them all, even when I hate them at the same time. Alyssa was very strong and made the choices that needed to be made, even when she wouldn't like the outcome. I cannot wait for the second book. For more information, check out the author's Facebook page and website. In conclusion, I give this book a full five stars.
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.
Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release: January 1, 2013