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December 18, 2012

The Official Splintered Blog Tour hosted by Mod Podge Blog Tours





My Review: 5 Stars
Ok first off FAN GIRL SCREAM!!  I LOVE IT!  Second I was lucky enough to not only get one signed copy of this book in print.  But also another copy!  So that means that you guys get to win one.  Just comment and share this post.  Dont forget your email so I can contact you. And please be in the USA!  Ok on to the review this book blew me away! It was awesome and amazing!  It had me from the beginning page! 
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."

Book Description

January 1, 2013
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Amulet Books (January 1, 2013)
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.

Praise for Splintered:
"Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..."
--Kirkus Reviews

Biography

A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

"Thanks to the publisher or author for sending me this copy!"
Twelfth stop: Visiting Hour at the Asylum

On the twelfth day of Splintered, we tiptoe into the local asylum for a peek at their Christmas d├ęcor. The nurses are dressed like candy canes, and a garland of empty syringes drapes the tree. Nurse Jenkins believes in recycling—although some of us suspect she just likes to taunt the patients. The walls and floors are dingy and echo every sound, as unnerving and cold as a ghost-filled mausoleum.



 

Or maybe that sense of unease originates from the screams upstairs in the padded cells. Inside of one sits a woman who has spent her life fighting her destiny. And now, her daughter will have to face it for her.

If there is a moral to this story, it is this: don’t leave your messes for other people to attend, because you might not like the way they go about cleaning them up.

The tour may be ended, but you have one more stop to make! Hop over to A.G. Howard’s website for the *Frabjous Giveaway* with prizes of MAD proportions…

Visit the rest of the tour!

12/3 Mr. Dodo's House @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
12/4 Ivory Queen's Castle @ Reading Angel 
12/5 The Red Queen's Castle @ Krazy Book Lady
12/6 Christmas Tea Party @ Katie's Book Blog
12/7 Gifts in Wonderland @ Icey Books
12/10 Wonderland Fashion @ ReadingTeen
12/11 The Ocean of Tears & The Zombie Flower Forrest @ The Mod Podge Bookshelf
12/12 Wonderland's Historic Library @ Book Hounds YA
 12/13 Wonderland's Secrets @ Mundie Moms
12/14 The Spritelings @ Pages From My Thoughts
12/17 Butterfly Threads @ Jennifer Daiker
12/18 Visting Hour at the Asylum @ Crossroad Reviews





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9 comments:

Bethany Crandell said...

Ah...the happy pink bow sort of caps off the whole mood, doesn't it?! WE ARE ALL MAD HERE!
Mua ha ha...

Ryan Simpson said...

I'M SUPER EXCITED FOR SPLINTERED! LOVE anything involving Alice in Wonderland - especially re-tellings! :D

Vickie said...

This is awesome! I loved this Hop!! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love a chance to win your extra!
vickie8818(at)gmail(dot)com

Vivien said...

I absolutely LOVED this tour. My hands have been green with envy waiting for this bloody book.

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

krhughestlburns said...

Absolutely love A G Howard! I cannot wait to read this book!!! Thanks for a chance to win and I am very happy to spread the news of this awesome new book.

krhughestlburns said...

Forgot to leave an email address. tamy.burns@gmail.com

Shelver506 said...

I am VERY excited about SPLINTERED! Hopefully it's just as exciting for me as it was for you.

shelver506 at gmail dot com

Cheekylala said...

Thanks for the chance to win your extra copy! :)

Laura - amethystviolets at gmail dot com

Kah Cherub said...

I'm loving it! The quotes game, the extra chance for those pre-ordered... everything! ;)

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