My poor blog only gets the dust knocked off of it every so often because there is SO much going on in my life right now. Time for it always seems to be scant. So I save it for really important things I want everybody to know about.
Check out this book cover! This week I had the privilege to dive into this baby of A.G. Howard's and learn all about the real Wonderland. I've heard about this story for what seems like a few years, but it probably hasn't been that long. Now, finally being able to read it has been way cool. To hold a finished book in my hands that one of my friends has written and gone through the publishing process with is amazing.
This is a YA fantasy, but even if you're not a teen, you'll love it. The story she has crafted is both imaginative and beautiful. I loved it and asked her if she was conjuring up a sequel.
The book's premise centers around the 'Alice in Wonderland' story, where the main character, Alyssa, is supposedly the great-great grandchild of Alice. She's a teenager who, of course, is crushing on a hot guy that she's been friends with for ages. Jeb, named, 'hot guy', is a good friend, but is currently unavailable, but sparks fly between them more than once. Morpheus, who is a dark, mysterious being guides Alyssa to find the path she must take to not only travel to Wonderland, but to fix the mistakes Alice made while she was there. Alyssa has to decode her tasks to ultimately save her mother's sanity. I don't want to give too much away, but all of it is beautifully connected. You'll have to read it to find out. :D
The Wonderland A.G. has created is much darker than the fairy tale you would be used to from Alice. The plot twists and turns just like Alice's adventure in Wonderland does, so just when you think things are one way, she surprises you with another revelation, changing everything again. A. G. does a fantastic job keeping the pages turning, so if fantasy books are your thing, you need to check this one out.
The release date for 'Splintered' is January 1st, 2013.
It's on Amazon right now for pre-order and on Goodreads.
A.G. Howard's blog is at www.authoraghoward.blogspot.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @aghowardwrites