I don’t mean to brag, but I think I have a pretty damn good pick for this week’s “Waiting on Wednesday” post. I discovered this book randomly on GoodReads last week and just knew I had to feature it on BlookGirl. Splinteredby A.G. Howard debuts on January 1, 2013. Yes, it’s a LONG wait, but I think it will be totally worth it. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself:
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.
If you could see me now, I’d be all dramatic, sprawled out on a sette, hand on my forehead and gasping for air. On second thought… it’s probably good you can’t see me! But seriously, dear readers, doesn’t this book sound absolutely fabulous?! C’mon, a descendant of Alice Liddell! A real Wonderland! And just look at that cover!
Provided the Mayans weren’t right, I will be first in line to buy Splintered when it comes out, and you’ll have to pry that book out of my cold, dead hands to borrow it from me. Haha!
So, dear reader, you’ve pried into the innermost workings of my heart this week. What are you waiting on?
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