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Splintered by A.G. Howard

“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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I really wasn’t expecting to like this book. I was like okay it’s about Alice in Wonderland kind of and the cover is cool. So I got into it. It was so good! From like the start I was pulled in because it was just so good. I loved the protagonist, Alyssa. She had such a great personality that was just sassy, tough,  but also soft. And the love triangle in this story bugged the crap out of me like every love triangle in history. But this one I was actually rooting for just one guy. And my heart was bursting at their moments.

I devoured this book and I loved it. It was just so good. I recommend it to freshman because there is some scenes that aren’t mature but are not exactly clean. I think this book is great and I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. I love the concept and the story and now I want to watch Alice In Wonderland.
Until Next Tome,

Alex

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