March 12, 2015

5 Star #Review of Splintered (Splintered #1) by @aghowardwrites

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.
 About the Author

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.



It took me some time to get to this book.  Which sucked!  I had two count em TWO ARCs of this one back when it first came out.  And I ended up giving them both away because I was so swamped with books at that time.  Well I finally finished it and I have to say I was missing out!  Book one was so good can't wait to read book two and three.  Although I have to say that this one works out as a stand alone.  So I am deff. overjoyed that its a series!  

So the world building I LOVED how the author took the old story of Alice in Wonderland and made it FREAKING CREEPY AS H***!!  I loved how it twisted and turned the story on its head and took the old story and made it new.  All the world changing she did worked out so well!  

The characters were great to!  I LOVED everyone!  I don't think I've ever said that!  Al was an awesome heroine and she really grows in this book.  Becoming, someone who doesn't need someone else to save her.  Which was great.  It felt genuine. 

Jeb was also a great character and I really hope that he finds out what happened.  He was sexy and well a little over bearing but it was all good.  He did kind of rub me like an older brother than a love interest but, well have to see how that changes in book two and three. 

Morpheus was also great.  You never really know if is evil or not until the every end.  He was VERY SEXY!! And well All over the place but in a good way.  

I really can't wait for book two! 


 Go Into This One Knowing 
No Insta love, some-what love triangle, LOVED MUST READ! 











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