Okay, so enough of my rambling. Here's a brief description of SPLINTERED (taken from Amazon).
|Ain't it purdy? Seriously, probably one of |
my favorite covers of all time.
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of SPLINTERED, and I can honestly say, it's like nothing I've ever read before. The writing is so descriptive and visually lush, it's like a movie was playing in my head while I read. The story is whimsical, but dark; literary, but commercial; fantastical, but with real-world conflict and issues. In other words, something for everyone.
Sooo . . . what are you waiting for? GO! GO FORTH NOW AND GET THYSELF A COPY!
Trust me, you won't be disappointed ;)