September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (41) : Splintered

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

The book I´m waiting this week is

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Release date: January 1st 2013
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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 and the whispers grow too strong to bear, 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.

Unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.

Which book are you waiting this week?


  1. Great WOW pick! First time hearing of this one actually....sounds good and I'm LOVING the cover; so bright and vibrant.

  2. Oh I have heard so much about this book these days so I also want to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great WoW! I've heard so much about this one! I can't wait for it either!

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  4. Okay, I've seen it around the web, but I hadn't read the summry before. I have to say it sounds simply amazing! Now another book to add to my TBR list! Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  5. SPLINTERED. Every time I see this book, I want to dance and scream like I'm some kind of maniac. Haha. I don't know why, but this one makes me so excited. This is my most anticipated book <3

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  6. This book sounds awesome, but I'm not a fan of the cover. It kind of freaks me out...

  7. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  8. New follower! Great WoW! I'm waiting on this one too! Come visit mine!... :D

    Michelle @ My WoW! :D

  9. Hehe it's an Alice in Wonderland themed day I guess. I'm definitely waiting on this one too! Thanks for stopping by my WoW

  10. I have this one on my to-read list and I would love to read it at some point. It certainly is a popular pick!
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  11. I have been seeing a lot of buzz for this one lately! Great pick! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW~

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  12. Love this pick! I just got approved for it on Netgalley and I cannot wait to dive into it. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  13. I also can't wait to read this one. It looks quite good. Thanks for stopping by.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  14. Super pretty cover! Love Alice in Wonderland so I am always drawn to retellings. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

  15. I'm waiting for this too! It sounds like an awesome fairytale.

  16. has been on my wishlist since I first saw that awesome cover!

  17. It's neat to see all the variations on classic fairey tales like Alice in Wonderland. It's interesting that Alice in Zombieland is coming out soon also. Both are using Alice in Wondwerland as their basis and yet these two books sound extremely different yet creative!