Friday, February 1, 2013

Weekend Book Give-Away: Splintered by A. G. Howard

I don't know about you, but I love a story that takes something familiar and totally reinvents it in new and creative ways.  That is why I am excited about Splintered by A. G. Howard.

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.

For a chance to win a preview copy of this magical new book, tell me your favorite Wonderland image or detail (be it from the original books, a movie, or something else), and why it is special to you.

Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Tuesday February 5, 2013. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

4 comments:

Daniela said...

I love the flower part in the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. The part where the flowers think Alice herself is a flower too. I had a lot of dreams from that part. It stuck to me :)

swimmerstar said...

i love the part with the caterpillar and how he is being all creepy with Alice. i just love the caterpillar he is so mysterious. and its really cool because our school is doing the play Alice in wonderland this year.

keenatoad said...

I love when they play croquet with the flamingos and hedgehogs. It shocked me that they would do that as a kid but it fascinated me too.

Dawn said...

Random Number Generator selected 3 = keenatoad. Please email me at teens@sno-isle.org and let me know which Sno-Isle Library to send your book to for pick-up!