Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet (ABRAMS)
Release Date: January 1, 2013
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.
I could probably write for hours about why I am so excited about this book. First off - I love Lewis Carroll so freakin' much. The closest I came to getting a tattoo was something I commissioned from a Carroll artist. Who knows? I may do it still. Not many authors have captured the essence of Alice in Wonderland, in my opinion, but A.G. Howard's focus on the madness gives me hope. The non-Disney movie adaptations of the book have scared the crap out of me. The Jabberwocky gives me nightmares. It's supposed to be dark! Fairy tales are dark! *quivers in excitement* Secondly, look at the cover! If that doesn't draw you in, it is because you're a nutter. The thing that gets me the most is the ant crawling on her neck. It makes me want to reach into the picture and swat it off of that poor girl! (I hate bugs!) And if the cover alone makes me react, then I have very high hopes for the novel itself. Finally, I've been hearing whispers of this book for a while now. Folks are talking. I want in on the secret.
Oh, and I'm totally jealous that my blogger-bestie Krazy Book Lady (who is awesome on so many levels that I don't have time to get into right now) got to do the Cover Reveal! You should go check it out, and let them know what you think of it there, too.
Be sure to add Splintered to your TBR List on Goodreads
What are you waiting for this week? Leave your link in the comments, or just let me know if you don't have a blog. I'm always looking for more books to pile onto my TBR.
Adore this cover! It's the second new take on Wonderland I've come across. Can't wait to read this and Alice In Zombieland.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of Alice in Zombieland yet, but I'm going to look into it now. Thanks for sharing! :-)Delete
Hi there :) just popping in...ReplyDelete
What a whimsical cover :D Definitely adding this to my TBR pile!
Here is my choice...
Waiting On Wednesday
I'm glad that you were able to find something here that you like! :-)Delete
New follower, this is one of the books that I chose this week, the cover is gorgeous and I love the take on Alice In Wonderland, great pick, my wowReplyDelete
Great minds think alike! Thanks for the follow. :-DDelete
I've not heard of this before, but I'm loving all the retakes of Alice in Wonderland; it's such a bizarre, quirky and original story on its own it begs for differing takes on it. And I quite like the idea of creepy counterparts to the original characters. Thanks for sharing, adding to my To-Read list!ReplyDelete
Awww..sounds like a pretty good book! May have to look into it and add it to my wishlist :)ReplyDelete
You can see my WOW here to see what pre-publication book I'm 'dying' to read!
I hate that this book isn't released until Jan next year when its got a cover and everything!ReplyDelete
Check out my WOW?
When I saw the cover the first thing I thought: Alice in Wonderland! And then the sentence said "Welcome to the real Wonderland" so I'm like.. "Like a boss! :'D" XDReplyDelete
Patricia // My WOW
I'm loving all these Alice in Wonderland novels coming out! Great pick! Love the cover!ReplyDelete
Yay! I love that you chose this for your WoW! I can't wait to read it either! :)ReplyDelete
I totally went straight ahead and added this one to my tbr! Thanks for sharing it! Sounds amazing and omg what a beautiful cover!ReplyDelete
Enjoy! your pick,great cover.Delete
I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing,
Dani (GFC follower)
Wicked, this is also the book I'm waiting for this week! I totally agree with you. I like the fact that fairytales are dark. The sweet adaptions are nice, but I would like to see the darkness portrayed sometimes.ReplyDelete
And that cover... To die for!
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Eek! I'm so excited to be your WOW book this week! Thank you so much! And BTW, your blog bestie is a pretty darn SPECTACULAR gal, IMO. She really rocked my cover reveal. Nice to meet you, and hope you love the read as much as I loved writing it! :)ReplyDelete
You've been on my TBR for ages! My jaw dropped a bit that you stopped by. :-) As for "Krazy", she is magnificent! I would've probably lost interest in my blog by now if it wasn't for her. Love love love her and she did rock your cover reveal! I'm fairly sure that it's going to be amazeballs. ;-)Delete
That's an amazing cover. Yes, I do judge books by their covers. I love it.ReplyDelete