Audio Book Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

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Title: Splintered

Author: A.G. Howard

Series: Splintered #1

Publisher:  Amulet Books

Released:  January 1st 2013

Book 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.

Jan Review:

3 stars

Listened via audible.com

This was an interesting version of alice in wonderland with heavy dregs of goth i kinda felt like i was listening to a Johnny Depp retelling where all the great things i loved about Alice in Wonderland as a child had been turned completely on its head and flipped upside for an adult to enjoy.  I gave this 3 stars as i was listening i kind of got lost in the descriptive lyrical flow of the authors words.   I think it kind of lost me a bit and had me trying to figure out where the story was actually going.  I also left wondering where they are going to take the story as this was the first book in the series.  Not a book i would read again but a book that was different for me.

 

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