By A. G. Howard
This lovely debut captures the gruesome insanity of a paranormal under-land, in addition to a girl’s pangs of past love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of insects and flowers—precisely the sickness that landed her mom in a psychological medical institution years ahead of. This kinfolk curse stretches again to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life suggestion for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
. Alyssa can be loopy, yet she manages to maintain it jointly. For now.
whilst her mother’s psychological health and wellbeing takes a flip for the more severe, Alyssa learns that what she suggestion used to be fiction is predicated in terrifying fact. the true Wonderland is a spot a ways darker and extra twisted than Lewis Carroll ever allow on. There, Alyssa needs to cross a sequence of exams, together with draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the drowsing tea social gathering, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to mend Alice’s error and shop her relations. She also needs to come to a decision whom to belief: Jeb, her lovely ally and mystery weigh down, or the attractive yet suspicious Morpheus, her consultant via Wonderland, who can have darkish explanations of his own.
learn the entire books in the big apple occasions bestselling Splintered sequence: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The better half Novel).
Praise for Splintered:
"Fans of darkish fable, in addition to of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will discover a lot to like during this compelling and inventive novel."
—Bulletin of the heart for kid's Books
"Alyssa is likely one of the most unusual protagonists i have encounter shortly. Splintered is darkish, twisted, solely riveting, and a really romantic tale."
"Brilliant, since it is bold, creative, and sometimes staggering — a modern transforming of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow towards Tim Burton’s 2010 movie version."
—The Boston Globe
"It’s a deft, advanced metamorphosis of this children’s delusion made extra attractive through competing romantic pursuits, a psychedelic surroundings, and extra mad violence than its original."
" Protagonist Alyssa...is an unique. Howard's visible mind's eye is better. The story's creepiness is exciting as horror, and its hypnotic tone and surroundings, on the intersection of insanity and creativity, should still sweep readers down the rabbit hole."
"While readers will appreciate such recognizable scenes as Alyssa consuming from a bottle to decrease, the richly certain scenes that stray from the unique will appeal to the mind's eye. those adventures are certainly wonderful."
"Attention to dress and atmosphere render this a visually wealthy read..."
"Wonderland is full of a lot that isn't as marvelous as can be anticipated, and but, it truly is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her precise nature. the canopy with its swirling tendrils and bugs surrounding Alyssa would definitely allure teenager readers who won't upset with this magical, edgy tale."
—Reading at the present time Online
"Creepy, descriptive learn with a beneficiant dollop of romance."
—School Library Journal
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