Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (12): Splintered


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Published: January 1, 2013

I'm almost done with this book and have really been enjoying this unique and original take on Alice in Wonderland. I'm a huge AiW fan, and there are so many elements to Splintered that I love, so that makes me very happy. Plus, the cover is gorgeous.

Splintered

I think of his watercolor paintings: darkly beautiful worlds and gothic fairies weeping black tears over human corpses. His depictions of misery and loss are so poignant and surreal they break the heart.
 (page 121)
 
Goodreads Summary:
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.

11 comments:

  1. Interesting teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

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  2. Great descriptive teaser here! http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/01/tuesday-teasers-mighty-inspiration-and.html

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  3. OOh intriguing tease! Curious about this book!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Really great teaser! But the cover is enough for me to want to read this book .. it's gorgeous!!
    My Teaser

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  5. I love this book! You'll really like it, too.

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  6. I'm hoping to get to this book soon...I keep hearing how great it is. Thanks for sharing! Here are my teasers! Happy Tuesday! :D

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  7. I like the idea of basing a book on Alice in Wonderland and expanding it. I'll definitely read this one.
    My Teaser is from CONFESSIONS OF A PREDATORY LENDER.

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  8. I really want to read this. What a beautiful cover!!!

    I'm new to your blog! I now follow:)
    Here's my TT!

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  9. Colorful cover and descriptive teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/teaser-tuesday_29.html

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  10. Awesome teaser! I really need to read this book soon! Happy reading.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday at Bookmunchies (:

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