Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's WoW is Splintered by A.G. Howard!
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.
My first reaction to this cover was, "Gahh!" followed by a flinch. For some reason, the model freaked me out and the background did as well. However, after reading countless numbers of glowing reviews, I decided to skim the summary and see what all the hype was about. After reading the summary and discovering that Splintered was actually a retelling of Alice In Wonderland, (I know I know, I'm a little slow xD) I totally understood the cover! It's absolutely brilliant and perfectly portrays the image I had in mind when I read the synopsis! And after finishing Alice in Zombieland, which had no connection to Alice In Wonderland whatsoever (unless you count the fact that both main characters had the same name -_-), I was totally psyched to read a novel that was more in line with the original plot.
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Hardcover: 384 Pages
Publisher: Amulet Books
How about you? What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?