12 April 2012

Cover Discovery! Splintered by A.G. Howard


Book: Splintered by A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Expected Publication: January 2013
Information found on: Goodreads
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.


Cover thoughts: 
When I first saw this, I thought it was pretty and it'd be about a girl who had some crazy awesome nature powers. LOL now that I look back on it, I can definitely feel the Wonderland elements about it! I especially love the caption and title font! ♥ :)

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If you all know me, you know I lalalove any spins on Alice in Wonderland because...I just do! Alice in Wonderland is all fun and whimsy, I love the book and especially the movies! (The movie adaptation from Tim Burton is awesome, by the way.)

Speaking of Burton, this book sounds fairly reminiscent of the Burton adaption, in regards to Wonderland itself: Wonderland is a much darker place than it leads on to be. (AND. I. LOVE. THAT.) Like seriously.


 Splintered also seems to have its fair share of romance and adventure (Ooh la la, Jeb, I'll be waiting for your arrival...), so I really really cannot wait for this book. However, when I found out it's going to be published in January 2013...

I was like this:


Then for a moment, I turned into something like this:



And now, I'm like this:

 

 

What do you guys think of Splintered? Awesome? Not your read?


In case you missed it, last week's Cover Discovery was Alice in Zombieland!


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9 lovelies:

roro said...

ikr so a long wait / why a freaking year

aaaaaaaaaaaaah lol

Gianna said...

@roro: Why a year indeed! D:

Anita Grace Howard said...
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Anita Grace Howard said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting SPLINTERED! And believe me, that year is flying by for me. Lots of edits and galleys and contests and ... the list goes on and on. LOL. Nice to meet you, and hope you love the story as much as I loved writing it! :)

Anita Grace Howard said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting SPLINTERED! And believe me, that year is flying by for me. Lots of edits and galleys and contests and ... the list goes on and on. LOL. Nice to meet you, and hope you love the story as much as I loved writing it! :)

Anita Grace Howard said...

Haha. I've no idea why it posted my comment three times. Maybe the Mad Hatter is on the loose wreaking havoc in bloggerland. Anyway, I deleted one but I'm too lazy to delete the other. ;)

Gianna said...

@Anita: It's all good! :) I never thought the actual author would comment on my blog! I feel so honored LOL :) I cannot wait for this book! Time seems to be flying by for you but it's painfully dragging on for me. x___x

Cindy (Oodles of Books) said...

It looks like such an awesome book! Thanks for putting it on my radar :D I really like this feature :)

Gianna said...

@Cindy: I didn't even intend for this to be a feature x) I just find these super cool looking books that have yet to be discovered by the blogosphere! :) I just want to share the awesomeness around ♥ :D

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