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Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers, precisely the problem that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. Surely, she tells herself, it has nothing to do with the fact that she is directly descended from Alice Liddell, the real life inspiration for Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. But when her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that she’s not mad but she must find the origins of a secret family curse. A series of clues leads her through a cracked mirror into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There she must 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 all of his own.
I have been wanting to read this book for a few months now. I think the first reason was because of its beautiful cover. Yes, once again, I’ve judged a book by its cover…with a cover as beautiful as this one it just had to be read! The second reason for me wanting to read Splintered is because I’ve always been intrigued by all things Alice In Wonderland. I’ve recently reread Alice In Wonderland and I felt surprised about how weird it actually was. I don’t remember being weirded out by it as a child but as an adult.. it really is a strange read.
Splintered was a wonderfully eerie fairy-tale. It was so detailed and descriptive that you could just imagine this version of Wonderland. I loved how the events in Splintered echoed Alice’s adventures. It was incredibly imaginative. Splintered is a great story in its own right though, it’s not a direct re-telling of Alice In Wonderland.
Alyssa was a great character. I love a strong character that’s not afraid to make mistakes. I liked that there was a little bit of romance although I never really warmed to Jeb. I found Morpheus a much more intriguing character.
A.G Howard really does have a talent for descriptive writing. The original characters of Alice In Wonderland become a lot more creepier in Splintered. Splintered is a fantastic read for any Alice in Wonderland or fairy-tale fan.
Dead Time- Anne Cassidy