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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (49): Splintered

Teaser Tuesdays...is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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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.

Splintered
A.G. Howard
1/13/13
Amulet Book

My Teaser
"I cast a final glance at the mirror. Something moves behind my image, shimmery and black like the feathered wings in the prop pile. Alison's warped warning skitters through me. He'll come for you. He'll step through your dreams. Or the looking glass...stay away from the glass. Yelping, I whip around. (location 635 in eARC)


11 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I love books that tie in to other stories or fables, so this book sounds like one I'd enjoy. Great post.
My Teaser is from A COLLIE RESCUE.

TeresaMaryRose said...

I just got this one and I cannot wait to get started on it! I am a sucker for Alice in Wonderland stuff. Great tease!

My TT

Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Beth said...

Sounds like an interesting read and that book cover definitely catches the eye! Here is my teaser for this week.

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Ooohhh who is coming! Nice tease!
My TT

Claire said...

Great teaser! This sounds like an incredible read and the cover is gorgeous. I love new takes on old stories so this is definitely going on my wishlist :)

My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

Karen and Gerard said...

Good teaser.

Here's ours, one fantasy, one non-fiction: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-teasers-one-fiction-one-non.html

Nazish Reads said...

Great teaser, this book sounds interesting.

My TT: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Nickle love said...

Very vibrant cover! And interesting read. Sounds a bit scary though, is it? D:

Here's my teaser from Elyse Draper's Freewill

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ohhhhh what an interesting teaser!!!! I get such shivers! I'm so excited for this one, SO EXCITED :) Thanks for sharing!!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Tribute Books Mama said...

An eye-catching cover, nice teaser.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/teaser-tuesday.html

Nicki Mann said...

That sounds really interesting... and the cover is beautiful!