This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of Underland, 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.
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Splintered offered a fun, romantic take on Alice in Wonderland. The characters were uniquely adapted to fit into the original ideas, but stood alone as there own developed identities. A little too much romantic "dilemma" for my taste, however, that being said, I really did enjoy this book.
GREAT Narration of this book. There seems to be so many new Alice in Wonderland stories, but this one is refreshingly dark and hauntingly enchanting.
Rebecca Gibel did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and I could not imagine anyone else narrating these books!
I truly enjoyed being able to listen to this wonderful crazy story. Rebecca Gibel does an amazing job bring A.G. Howard's enchanting story of Underland to to life. Giving every character their own voices which brings out their personalities and makes you call even more in love with them. So if you love Alice In Wonderland you'll love Splintered!!!
I enjoy sci-fi fantasy books and books on religion of the world. I would love to be able to write a book myself one day.
The reader put me to sleep several times. The story actually sound like it was good, but her reading of it is bad. Idk if I want the rest of the series or not.
A spectacular new twisted view of Wonderland. The familiar characters from my favorite classic seen through new eyes make this a great read. I highly recommend it to both YA and adults!
I thought this was an amazing book and a great story. I was only disappointed in one aspect of the story but I don't want to give away any spoilers but I do hope since there are more stories that there will be something to sort of fix that it seems she wrote herself to a corner and took the easy way out on one part. Otherwise great story and novel.
The main character was weak and the love interests were insane, but not in a good way. There were too many descriptions in the way of the actual plot line. I don't need 15 minutes of dialogue to tell me what somebody's tongue tastes like. It bordered on bad taste in some areas.
The concept was awesome, but didn't pull it off. This is definitely not the way a relationship should be. Neither of them. The morals and motives were questionable. One was a control freak who cheats. The other is a horny womanizer who wants to play with her head. In the times when they were both out of the way, the book was good. The way she acted with the two men aggravated me.
Had high hopes for it, but I actually found myself saying out loud "WHAT!? Are you kidding me??", or "Oh come ON!" more than a few times. Sadly I already bought the other two books that accompany this, so I guess I have to listen to them too. I would never have bought this if I had a longer preview. I really hope the other two books are better, because I already bought them.
The writer did show promise, she just needs to get out of the way of over-description and unhealthy male characters. If I had come across either of these two men, I probably would've knocked them out!
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