This week's WoW is . . .
Splintered by A. G. Howard
For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell -- the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers ... the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.
When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an eerie website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on.
There, creepy and violent counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.
Where do I even begin? With the ridiculously fantastic premise featuring one of the most whimsical, crazy, lovely tales of all time? With the hauntingly beautiful trailers? Or maybe with the cover, which is wild and gorgeous and perfectly captures the feeling of encroaching madness.
I just love everything about this, and I expect it to be an insanely awesome read. My only problem?
It doesn't come out until January of 2013. Sigh.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
P.S. There are several giveaways coming up in the very near future, so stay tuned for that!