“Splintered” by, A.G. Howard
Alyssa Gardner is a descendant of Alice Liddell (The Alice from “Alice in Wonderland”) and her life has not been easy. Plants and insects talk to her and she is afraid that she will end up in a mental hospital just like her mother. When even stranger things begin happening to Alyssa, she finds out that she and her mother are cursed, not crazy. Relieved that she isn’t losing her mind, Alyssa decides that it’s up to her to break the curse and save her family.
“Splintered” is a fantastic book. It has the perfect blend of realism and fantasy and I couldn’t put it down. I loved the author’s take on Wonderland and the characters that inhabit it. The people and places were dark, lovely, and at times frightening.
Alyssa is a strong character with many different layers to her. I was pulling for her throughout the story.
Jeb is Alyssa’s closest friend and she has been in love with him all her life. He is a knight on a skateboard and I was instantly charmed by him. Jeb is all things good and true. He is the boy that you want on your side in a crisis and the one you can’t help but like.
Morpheus is the bad boy of this story. He is dark, seductive, and tempts Alyssa at every turn. Morpheus lies and can’t be trusted but I couldn’t get enough of him. I would love to read a story that is just about Morpheus and his life. (Love him, love him, love him.)
“Splintered” is a book that I think everyone will enjoy. The visuals are great, the characters are believable, and the writing flows perfectly. (I can’t wait for A.G. Howard to publish something new.) Go out and buy this book today!