Splintered by A.G. Howard
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.Splintered is out January 2013 by Amulet Books.
As I've said before, this novel is rather fitting for my blog. I love fairy tale re-tellings but I like that this isn't exactly like it. I think the idea that a new girl must set right what was done wrong is a great twist and I can't wait to experience the Wonderland that Howard has imagined up. Plus. what's not to love about that gorgeous cover? With the question of mental health being thrown into the mix, I'm betting this is going to be one crazy story and I can't wait to see just how wild it is going to get!
What are you waiting on?