SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard

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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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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disturbing Behaviour, Disrespect Loving Authority Figures, Disrespect Rules/Laws, Bad Role Model

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Teenagers?No
Adults?Yes

Comments: Alice in Wonderland goes gothic. This very imaginative book kept my attention. The narration was very dark and descriptive, the twistes and turns on the Alice story very unique. The romance pretty interesting and Alyssa's growth slow and steady. I did like this book and it is possible that I will read the next one but I'm not motivated to launch right into it. THis is a book for older teens.

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