Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Splintered
by A.G. Howard

hitting shelves January 2013 from Amulet Books

description:
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.

My Thoughts: OK, people. I know this a long way off to publication, but LOOK at THAT COVER. And it's another book about Alice in Wonderland, which as I told you all before here, I am a huge Alice fangirl--- so Yay!! Not a retelling, but a trip back to Wonderland for one of Alice's great, great, great grandchildren. Such a cool idea for a story.
Definitely can't wait.

21 comments:

  1. I hope this book would be as good as it sounds! :) I think I added it way back when I first saw the cover, but thanks for mentioning it again!

    Stop by my WoW .

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  2. I know right? LOOK AT THAT COVER! It's stunning!! The book itself is not my cup of tea I think but I'm in love with this cover. <3

    My WoW

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  3. Wow it looks amazing! Such an awesome idea for a story. Definitely gonna read this one :)

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one, too! Agree, it sounds like a really cool idea. And OMG, that cover is just gorgeous. Great pick!

    Pam | jelly loves books

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  5. This sounds like such a creative spin-off for Alice in Wonderland. I agree with you about the cover too. Very eyecatching. Good pick!

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  6. I was squealing when I first saw this book! I'm a big Alice-fangirl too and I so can't wait for this! *happydance*

    Here is my WoW: http://tinyurl.com/7repu6p
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  7. The cover is gorgeous and it sounds interesting! Great pick! :))

    My WOW

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  8. That sounds so amazing!! I had to use it for an Anxiously Awaiting on my blog...but I totally linked back here to your post! :) Thanks so much for the info.

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  9. Omg this sounds so awesome and the cover really pops!! Great pick!!

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  10. This sounds AMAZEBALLS. I've had my eye on it for a while. Thanks for sharing. What an awesome cover.

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  11. I like the cover and the story sounds really good.
    thanks for sharing.
    My WOW

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  12. I love, LOVE the cover. It's so special and fantastic. Let's hope that the book will be as great.

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  13. This books sounds great! I'm a fan of Alice myself. Great pick! Here is my Wow: http://inbetweenbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-evolution-of-mara.html

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  14. OhMY!!! I can honestly say that is the prettiest cover I've ever seen! The cover alone makes me want it! Thanks for sharing! I hadn't heard of this one before!!! I think I might need to make this one of my "Impatiently Waiting" posts!!!

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  15. i just found this one today!! i can't wait now!

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  17. Sorry! Had a typo in the first one. You know writers are anal about that, right? :) Becky, thank you for spotlighting my book! I'm giving away a poster and some Splintered swag over at my blog this week, so be sure to stop by. :) And it's so nice to meet you, BTW. Your cupcake blog makes me hungry. YUM

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  18. I found out about this book last week and have been dying to read it ever since !! This sounds absolutely amazing and A.G. Howard is soooooo sweet which makes me even more excited about Splintered !! Amazing pick Becky :)

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  19. Sorry for the slow response, guys! My modem took a dive so I was internetless for all of Wednesday and Thursday. :( I'll be making the WoW rounds tonight! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :D

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