Cover Beach #16

What a wonderful eyecatcher at the beginning of the year! On Wednesday I've found 'Splintered' by A.G. Howard, not only a beautiful cover, with such fresh colours which reminds me on spring, but also an interesting blurb. Well, I hope it will entertain me as good as it looks and sounds, too.



Splintered by A.G. Howard




Genre:YA Fanatsy
PublicationDate:January 1st 2013
Format:Hardcover
Pages:384
Publisher:Amulet Books
Websites:A. G. Howard | Goodreads
Pre-order:BookDepository





Blurb: 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.

Praise for Splintered:
Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read...
--Kirkus Reviews

It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original."
--Booklist




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Cover Beach is a feature by Stephanie from Books Paradise. I love covers and I must confess that I usually buy my books by the cover. Yes, I know it isn't as right as rain... Cover Beach is also a post about covers I love (regardless of I would buy it), sometimes about the difference between German and English covers and something along those lines.
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