Wednesday, April 11, 2012 16:55

WoW 10. A.G. Howard - Splintered.



Splintered
Title: Splintered.
Author: A.G. Howard.
Pages: 400.
Expected publication: January 1st 2013.
Publisher: Amulet Books.
ISBN: 1419704281 (ISBN13: 9781419704284)

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.

First of all, look at the cover. If I would spot this in the bookstore, I think I would buy it. Love at first sight. This is a complete cover. The letters, the details, the 'welcome to the real wonderland' line.
After reading the synopsis, I was fascinated by this book. A place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. A dark version of Alice in Wonderland? Fixing the origins of the family curse? That sounds great doesn't it?

Such a shame that we must wait until next year..

Mel.
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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

70 comments:

  1. Woaa, me loves this book. I have seen this one today for the first time and I'm very excited!

    Patricia // My WOW

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  2. That book sounds awesome! The cover is crazy cool. Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favs and I love this new trend in YA of retelling the classics! I'm definitely going to read this one. Thanks for the great pick!

    Jessica
    My WoW

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    1. I'm also a big fan of Alice in Wonderland :D It's great that there are so many retellings, I love it.

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  3. yay!!! she's a fellow TeenShiver author, and this book ROCKS!

    Stop by my WOW post?? I have a few picks this week!
    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love Alice in Wonderland, so this one must be wonderful too! Great cover by the way.

    Daniëlle / My WoW

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  5. I, too, would have picked this up solely upon seeing the cover. To be honest, I feel like the Alice in Wonderland remakes have been getting a little bit overboard here lately and I am a little hesitant to pick up anything with that topic right now, but this book might just change my mind! Thanks for sharing!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  6. This one is new to me- looks awesome. Definitely going on the list. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh, whoa, I am with you! I would pick this up on the cover alone, but I really love the sound of its premise too. Excellent pick; thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. That cover is awesome! Great pick. This is the second one I've seen today that was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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    1. You mean Alice in Zombieland, I think. That books sounds great too.

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  9. I have never heard of this book till today, thanks for sharing! I agree, the cover is striking and the synopsis is intriguing as well. I am putting this on my tbr list!

    Btw, I love your wow button too! It made me smiling, and the tag line...so true lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  10. The cover is gorgeous. Love it and from the synopsis, this sounds really good. Love Alice in Wonderland, too. So this should be really fun to read. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  11. True! The cover definitely stands out. It's a popular book this week. Thanks for stopping by today :-)

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    1. I can understand why it's so popular :D Who doesn't want to read this one?

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  12. :) this sounds great! I defiantly think waiting is the hardest part. Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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    1. Waiting is hard, but can be nice sometimes. I can be SO happy when a book is finally released :p

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  13. oh wow, I LOVE that cover! I haven't read the first book, but plan to!

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  14. This book has been on my list for a while now and I can't wait to finally read it. I love what they have produced for the cover - it looks amazing! Great WOW pick. :)

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  15. LOVE The cover this sounds really good.Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  16. Mel, thank you so much for spotlighting my book! I'm so thrilled with the cover, too! And I'm working on the galleys right now so I can vouch that the inside is every bit as detailed and unique as the outside. With Amulet, it really does seem to be a whole package deal with their books. You've made my day! :) BTW, your blog is so cute! I love me some owls.

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    1. Your book deserves the attention of the spotlight! :) So you're welcome!

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  17. I've been seeing this one around and I love the cover. It definitely sounds really good, too! Thanks for stopping by my Waiting on Wednesday :D

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  18. I can't wait for this one either! I actually didn't realize the cover was released until today. Despite how popular Alice in Wonderland is I don't hear many book retellings although I always see plenty of Anime and Manga with retellings and references to Alice in Wonderland. Nice pick! :)

    Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

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    1. You're right. Alice is popular in movies, but I haven't read so many books about it.

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  19. Saw this one on Goodreads just yesterday and had to add it to my TBR list immediately. The cover is GORGEOUS and it looks just quite amazing. Great pick!

    Waiting on Wednesday at Book Brats!

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  20. AH! I want this! I want to read this! I like books that recreate or has a different take on a classic story. Of course they have to be written good.

    I've read The Looking Glass Wars which was also another take on Alice in Wonderland.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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    1. Yep, I'm a big fan of retellings! :D The looking glass wars are also on my list.

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  21. This book seems to be a super popular choice this week and I don't blame anyone. I love Alice in Wonderland in many of its movie, book and parody forms so this will def be on my list to read I am sure.

    Thanks for stopping by on my WoW

    ~Sam @ Journey Through Pages

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    1. You are right, I can understand why it's so popular.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. This is a popular pick this week, it sounds really good. Will definitely be adding it to my TBR.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW

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  23. Hi there :) just popping in...

    Thanks for stopping by and I also can't wait to read this book!

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

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  24. Oh my gosh, I would totally buy this book just because of it's cover too! x) The vines and the girl are both so pretty, and since green is my favourite colour, I fell in love with it even more! Plus, Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite fairy tales of all time, so that's another reason why I can't wait to read this!

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Mel! Thanks so much for telling me about this one! :) <3

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    1. Thanks for the complement and you're welcome! Alice in Wonderland is great. I love the Disney spinn and the version with Johnny Depp as the mad hatter :D

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  25. Great pick! I just found out about this book and I am so excited for it! I love Alice and Wonderland and this book sounds so awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  26. This book is all over the place this week! I'm so waiting for this one too! Excellent choice!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

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  27. I love it when authors put their own spins on old classics! This one sounds especially good!

    I think that the longer that you have to wait for the book, the more excited you get when you realise that it is actually published! xD

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

    PS. Also, please checkout my GIVEAWAY of The Girl of Fire and Thorns!

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    1. Retellings are great. And haha, you're right!

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  28. Great cover! It's a long wait for this book though.
    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. Yes, unfortunately, this is going to be a terrible long wait :(

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  29. This looks like an awesome book! I just love that cover.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  30. Yes, I agree! I am totally waiting for this one, it'll probably be my WoW pick soon :) Thanks for sharing and for always stopping by! and it's funny that you mentioned my WoW button (thanks, btw) because I really like yours! "Waiting" is most definitely "the hardest part"

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    1. You're welcome! :D And thanks! Credits goes to weheartit.com. I found the picture over there.

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  31. WOOOOW. I just added this to my goodreads based on the cover alone...then I came back and read that it's about Alice!! Now I'm really in love! Thanks for putting this one my radar!!

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean. Sometimes, I just add a book to my list just because of the cover :p and I'm glad that the synopsis of this one sounds great too.

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  32. Great pick Mel, this book sounds really interesting and I love the cover!

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  33. I absolutely hate that this isn't coming out until January! Thanks for stopping by yesterday. :-)

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  34. Oh, this one sounds SO good. I love the title, the premise, the cover...well, everything. Hopefully the insides match, hah. ;)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  35. The cover is gorgeous :D Loves it. Seems like an awesome book ;) Great pick :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  36. Man do I want to read this! It sound so amazing and I do adore those fairytale spin offs. Check out Spindle's End on Goodreads I am currently reading that and let me tell you, it is amazing so far.
    Basically the jest of it is, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, bt the author transforms young adult writing sytles, so this novel without the easy to read writings it almost transports you into this richly detailed world.
    Fondly,
    Anna.

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  37. I've never liked Alice in Wonderland (I have something like a childhood trauma, if that makes sense LOL) so I don't know if I'll read this one... I'll probably wait and hear opinions first! :)

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  38. Wow, this sounds really good and I LOVE the cover! It's so kind of creepy, and magical at the same time!Great pick :)

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  39. Ooh, this sounds really good! I will have to check it out when it is released. As a bonus, I love the cover too - how gorgeous. I love most books that Amulet have published. :)

    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page
    P.S. Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway!

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