December 18, 2012

Book Review: Splintered by A.G.Howard

Title: Splintered
Author: A.G.Howard
Release Date: January 1st 2013
Publisher: ABRAMS
Imprint: Amulet Books
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

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.

My Thoughts

Splintered, although it has a pretty cover, is sadly thrown on the Did-Not-Finish pile...

I've tried, I really have, but I just can't read it...
After just a few pages I knew it was going to be a chore to read. It just didn't capture my attention and I was bored.

By the time I struggled to whichever page it was that I finally stopped reading, all I could hear was the buzzing of bees in my head and I was afraid of going quietly mad myself!!

Terribly boring, and a 'voice' I just couldn't stand to read anymore from - sorry.
1 Star only :[

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