Waiting on Wednesday (55)


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
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Splintered 
A.G. Howard
January 2013

Blurb from Goodreads


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.

This would be a dark book compared to the original children's story. But then, Lewis Carroll's version was  kind of dark in its own way. I've only ever read an Alice-in-Wonderland inspired book and that was The Looking Glass Wars trilogy which had a very different, very cool, take on the original story. 
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9 comments:

  1. Great pick! I am looking forward to this book too.

    My WoW
    http://areaderintime.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  2. Great pick! I'm intrigued by this one too. Also, I like the cover.

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  3. Wicked! Hadn't seen this one yet! Thanks for the heads up, it is one of my favorite stories and love to see different ideas about it.

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  4. Cute pick! I hope it turns out to be good :)

    My Wow this week.

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  5. Sounds lovely! Hope you enjoy reading this when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  6. Eeeepppp!!! I totally love the freaky cover. It's so ATTRACTIVE. Added to TBR pile. Awesome pick!:D

    Drop by my WoW?

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  7. Great choice for this week. It does sound interesting and I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My WoW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2011

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  8. Wow. The cover is gorgeous. Great pick! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
    Em

    My WOW

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  9. I love retellings! And this one sounds a little creepy! Awesome pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-poison-princess-by.html

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