Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#25)

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


My decision for this week was easy. As it gets closer to January 1st, I literally cannot contain my excitement for Splintered by A.G.Howard.


Splintered
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.

I am a mad fan of Alice in Wonderland, ask anyone - I love the two books, the films, the games, and I love it when authors take a fairytale concept and change it into something that is different and their own, and that captures the reader's imagination. Over the years there have been many different spins on Alice in Wonderland, the latest being Alice in Zombieland which has received many a good crtique - I think Splintered might one-up it, though.

I'm excited to see what Howard has done with Wonderland, changing the strange and amazing concept into something much darker - and I can't wait to see more of the Bandersnatch, as that and the Jabberwocky were never fully described in the actual books - or at least, not as much as I wanted them to be. I also want to see more of these supposedly gorgeous boys - if there's one thing YA readers love more than a sexy character, it's two of them!

So what are you waiting on this week? Don't forget to check out our New Year, New Books! international giveaway to win 1 of 15 amazing novels!

28 comments:

  1. Ooooo I was lucky enough to nab myself this lovely book on Net Galley! I've yet to read it but it just sounds so amazing, doesn't it?! :)

    Here's my WoW :)

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    1. I just missed out on it! I hope you enjoy it :D I'll check out the review!

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  2. I can't wait for this one either! Thanks for checking out my WoW, and I'm following back :)

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  3. I have an e-ARC of Splintered that I hope to start next week. Hope you get to read it soon. Great pick!

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    1. I'll read your review once it's up! I hope you enjoy it :D

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  4. I think my friend Andrea read this one recently or will be reading it. The cover is so striking.

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    1. The cover is so beautiful. One of the best I've seen all year, and that's saying something!

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  5. Ooooh, I finished this the other day! I found it quite disappointing, but it was still enjoyable for the most part. I hope you love it!

    Books of Amber

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    1. Yeah? I hope I enjoy it! I love Alice in Wonderland, so I'm hoping that this will be right up my street.

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  6. I NEED this book. Can't wait!

    My WoW:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-8-scarlet.html

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    1. Same! I think I'll be receiving an ARC soon, which I'm so excited about!

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  7. It is awesome that you choose the exact same book as me. Great minds think a like, let me know how you like it when you get to read it. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =] New GFC and Twitter Follower. =]

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    1. I know, right? Great minds think alike, indeed. Will do, I'll keep an eye out for your review, too!

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  8. I have seen this around lately, and it sounds really good, but I think Alice in Wonderland is a bit scary (yeah, I know), so I can't decide whether to read this one.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Alice In Wonderland is weird, but I wouldn't say scary. I'd definitely give it a go.

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  9. I'm looking forward to this too.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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    1. No problem, thank you for stopping back by mine :D

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  10. I can't wait for this either! I tried to get an Arc from netgalley but was rejected :( So now I just jealously read all the reviews. It sounds so good!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW this week XD

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    1. Same; it was when I first got netgalley and hadn't written up my profile yet. Luckily, the author is sending me an ARC, so I feel super lucky :D

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  11. I know, this book looks amazing! And that cover is freaking awesome.

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    1. The cover is so great, one of the best I've seen this year!

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  12. Great pick! This one is on my list, and I'm totally judging the book by it's cover...therefore I have high expectations. Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

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    1. Same! I really really really hope I like it - every time I catch a glimpse of the cover, I get all excited all over again.

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  13. I have to admit that I've never read or seen a movie about Alice in Wonderland! That said, I do like the sound of Splintered and I'm in love with the cover. I hope it lives up to your expectations!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. Really? Oh, you must! Read Alice first, then watch one of the film adaptations - I think you might come to really like it :D thank you!

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  14. Hmm, I thought that one was out yet.. oh well :) Thanks for stopping by!

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