Splintered: a novel

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A gifted teenager whose ancestor inspired a literary classic descends into a mystical under-land in this romantic, dark fantasy series debut.

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.

“Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.” —USA Today

“Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising.” —The Boston Globe

“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

“Howard’s visual imagination is superior; a cavalcade of weirdness dances across the pages. . . . The story’s creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole.” —Publishers Weekly
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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.
"Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll's Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton's), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale." —USA Today
"Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising." —The Boston Globe
"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
"Howard's visual imagination is superior; a cavalcade of weirdness dances across the pages. . . . The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole." —Publishers Weekly
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subject_facetBlessing and cursing -- Fiction
Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction
Characters in literature -- Fiction
Characters in literature -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, -- 1852-1934 -- Fiction
Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, -- 1852-1934 -- Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / General
Mental illness -- Fiction
Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Occult fiction
Paranormal fiction
Supernatural -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displaySplintered A Splintered Novel
title_fullSplintered : a novel [electronic resource] Howard, A. G. (Anita G.)
Splintered A Splintered Novel
Splintered Howard, A. G.
Splintered [electronic resource] / A.G. Howard
Splintered [electronic resource] / a novel by A.G. Howard
title_shortSplintered
title_suba novel
topic_facetBlessing and cursing
Characters and characteristics in literature
Characters in literature
Electronic books
Fantasy
Folklore
Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell
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JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / General
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Mothers and daughters
Paranormal fiction
Supernatural
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young adult fiction