by A.G. Howard
Published by: Amulet Books
Released on: January 1st, 2013
*Please note, this review was based from an ARC*
Splintered will capture you with it's mystical and enchanting storyline. From the beginning, we learn that Alyssa is the great many-ish granddaughter of Alice from Carroll's Wonderland story. Alyssa prefers the title of Underland instead of Wonderland and after finding out what she must go through, her title is rightly justified. Although Alyssa knows that she's related to Alice and this fact and all that it holds along with it has driven her mother mad in a sense, what is soon to be found out is that there is more to her family line than ever dreamed.
Alyssa isn't like the women of her past. She is bold and won't run from anything. Facing them head on, she sets out to put an end to all of the nonsense once and for all. With her best friend and long time crush along-side her, Jeb is there to protect her every step of the way. Alyssa doesn't realize that she has been somewhat prepared for Wonderland since she has been born until she falls down the hole. Things just come naturally and somehow, it all just makes sense in an odd sort of way.
Meeting up with Morpheus, an ally and an enemy in one, Alyssa is forced to go through several obstacles in order to free her family curse. What she uncovers is shocking and there are so many surprises and twists, it makes perfect sense why everyone acts so nutty in Wonderland. Alyssa isn't finished just yet. She won't be until she comes full circle.
Received for review purposes.