Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend is almost upon us and we wish a merry frolicking to all. This week we are thrilled to share with you our March Buzz Book. We couldn’t be more excited about A.G. Howard’s debut novel Splintered.
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.
Our Teen Press Corps couldn’t put this book down. Check out what Willa had to say:
“I absolutely adored this book. It’s deliciously addicting! The romance between Alyssa and her long time friend Jeb is continually being tested, the adventures in Wonderland nail-bitingly dangerous, and the plot line is fun, fantastical, and and pure enjoyment. This book is a fantastic sort-of sequel to the original Alice in Wonderland, and I learned so much more about Wonderland! Being immersed in the land full of speaking creatures and evil queens was so exciting! I highly, highly recommend this book for its amazing characters, exciting plot line, and fantastic writing.” CLICK HERE to read Willa’s full review.
With an endorsement like that, who could resist? AND, while you’re reading check out the awesome Spotify playlist A.G. Howard made to accompany Splintered, which includes Florence and the Machine, Muse, and Depeche Mode- just to name a few!
Join us Monday, April 22 at 7PM when A.G. Howard will be in store speaking and signing Splintered.