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 ;)
Yeah for A. G.! This sounds so beautifully creepy! I can't wait to get a copy :)ReplyDelete
"Beautifully creepy" describles it well :) Based on some of the other books I know you've read, I think you'll LOVE Splintered :)Delete
YES! BUY THINE SELF A COPY (AND READ THE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE BIBLE OR BE STRICKEN DOWN! Hee)ReplyDelete
Love this. Love you.
Aw, I just had a "Tudors" flashback. I miss that show *sigh*. Love you, too, my fluffy haired friend :)Delete
Angela, my little princess goat, I had no idea you'd written this beautiful post! Your lovely comments make me blush and teary. Thank you so much for the props, dear friend. You know I could never have done this w/out the support of my fantastic #goatposse. You guys are what keep me sane, or maybe insane... have to be a little of both in this biz, I do believe. :) LOVE YOU, and you've just made my entire week! <3ReplyDelete
P.S. Your time on the shelves is near, dearheart. VERY very near...
Oh, you could've done this without us (because you were THAT determined), but we definitely made it more fun, didn't we ;) Love you, too, my majestic #goatqueen :)Delete
Yes! Love this post and love SPLINTERED!ReplyDelete
YES! I can't wait to see what she has instore for us next!Delete
YAY for Splintered!ReplyDelete