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.