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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books
Is it January yet? Sigh. I need this book! I first heard of it because of the gorgeous cover. And I knew I needed to read it. Isn't it just perfect? Love the color and the girl and just everything. Also, the summary is so awesome! I love Alice in Wonderland. Though I haven't read the book yet (A) But the movies are awesome. And this telling of it sounds so good :D Sigh. So excited for Splintered. :)
What are you waiting for?