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Splintered by A. G. Howard. Here's what Goodreads has to say: 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.

How awesome does that sound? I love these sort of magical realism books, and the description of the real Wonderland sounds incredibly cool. Splintered releases January 2013, which is too far away!

Have you heard of this book? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Anita Grace Howard said...

Izzy, thank you so much for spotlighting Splintered this week! You just made my Wednesday. :) Nice to meet you!

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