Splintered by A.G. Howard

Hey everyone! So I just finished reading Splintered, a book I never knew existed until I spent a few hours researching to find my next book. I was intrigued by the possibility promised that a new wonderland, not explored by Alice, could be introduced. And I must say after reading it I was not disappointed. I mean look at that cover! So beautiful, it promised lots and delivered.
We start off meeting Alyssa, one of the original Alice's great-great-great granddaughter. We also meet her mom Allison, who is in a mental hospital because she speaks to flowers and bugs. Weird right? Not really, because Alyssa has the same problem, one which she runs away from by killing the bugs and turning them into art for the purpose of trying not to turn into her mother, or grandmother who all suffer from the same curse.
After a fight with her best friend Jeb, who is dating her mortal enemy, and her dad who is going to put her mother through shock treatments in an attempt to make her sane, Alive decides to run off and try to find the Wonderland that her mother is so terrified of.
Guided by a mysterious moth man from her childhood dreams she finds her way there using a magic she knew deep in her memories existed, with one problem, Jeb ends up chasing after her and falling down the rabbit hole with her.
In Wonderland they find that it is much more vicious than anyone could ever imagine, and the moth man from Alyssa's childhood, Morpheous, has a few quests she must go through to free her family from the curse put on her by Alice.
After they go on this great journey many secrets come forward and Alyssa finds herself torn between two loves. She could choose Jeb, who has a girlfriend back home but suddenly is showing her that she is the only one for him. Or Morpheous, the mysterious boy that came to her in her dreams when she was a child and taught her all there is to know about Wonderland, and who now, though harbouring many secrets from her, shows interest in her.
It was an amazing book with refreshing writing and loveable  and hatable characters from start to finish. I would certainly recommend this book to all those Alice lovers and to anyone else looking for a great book.


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