Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
This week's Waiting on Wednesday book is:
Title: Splintered
Author: A. G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication date: January 1st 2013
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.
(Summary from Goodreads)

Why I'm excited for this:
As you all know, I am in love with fairytale retellings! They're just one of my biggest weaknesses and when I saw the cover of Splintered, I was caught. That is seriously one gorgeous cover! And even better that the summary is super interesting! I love the darker Alice in Wonderland vibe that it just gives off. And you know how I like my fairytale retellings, dark, sexy and gruesome.

Leave us a comment with your WoW post and we'll check it out! :)


  1. Ooh nice! Saw this one a few blogs back! Looks intriguing but I can't decide if I want to read it! Saw it on Netgalley as well.

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I still have to read this one! I received it from NetGalley and it looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  3. Great pick. I'm looking forward to this one too.

  4. I love the cover of this book!

    I was wondering if I could get your permission to use your WOW graphic on my WOW post. Please let me know :)


  5. Thanks for helping me add to my TBR list!!! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  6. I adore Alice! This is on my list as well.

  7. I adore fairy tale retellings also. This is a great pick!

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...

  8. This is my most anticipated book for 2013. I'm dying to read this book ever since I found about it. Too bad my request from NetGalley for an e-Arc wasn't approved :(