Splintered

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100064958
Released: Oct 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792790891
Narrator/s: Rebecca Gibel
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Description

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of Underland, 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.

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Author(s): A.G. Howard
Series: Splintered Series No: 1
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): A.G. Howard
Narrator(s): Rebecca Gibel
Series:
Product Number DD8379
Released: May 28, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781620647257
eBook
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Author(s): A.G. Howard
Series:
Product Number EB00597500
Released: Mar 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Amulet Books
ISBN: #9781613123799

Professional reviews

"Teenage Alyssa has begun having the same delusions that landed her mother in a mental hospital: Bugs and flowers whisper secrets to her. It seems all the women in the family have suffered this fate--all the way back to Alice Liddell, the inspiration for ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. But Alyssa discovers that Wonderland is real; she and her mother are not insane; and she has the power to save herself, her mom, and future generations from this curse. Rebecca Gibel's narrative voice is pleasantly raspy while her characters are delightfully unique, especially those from Wonderland. The listener can enjoyably picture whispery pixies, imposing queens, a stuffy-nosed Humpty Dumpty, and a charming Cockney-accented villain. Gibel's sterling performance improves this over-the-top paranormal romance. G.D. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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