Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's selection is:

By: A.G. Howard
Published By: Amulet Books
Release Date: Jan. 1, 2013
Preorder the Book: Amazon

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.

Why it's wanted:

I love retellings, and this spin on Alice in Wonderland sounds very intriguing. I want to know how everything plays out!


  1. Wow! Popular pick today!! Saw this on Netgalley but I still can't make up my mind about it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I love different spins on Alice in Wonderland and the cover is so pretty!
    My WOW

  3. I'm so excited to read this one!!! I managed to snag a copy awhile ago and I'm really looking forward to reading it :) Great pick!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  4. Great choice. This has been around a lot lately.

  5. Splintered sounds so good! I love retellings :) I can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy it!

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

  6. I have been waiting for this one too. I am an Alice fan and this sounds great!


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