Review : Splintered by A. G. Howard

“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.”


It started off really good, for a little while, i even belived i was enjoying it. But i should have know, it was taking me too long to read, i wasn’t really loving it. I can’t even finish this book, i skipped that last 100 pages. Lets start with what I like : The creepy aspect. I like how this retelling was a darker version of Alice in Wonderland. It was nice to see how twisted the characters were. The writing style was good too, i would probably enjoy other things writen by this writer. My biggest problems were the characters and the storyline itself. I was bored after a while and just couldn’t get into it. The start was okay, but i was hoping for something epic once we got into wonderland, but nop. It felt flat to me. My second and biggest problem was the characters. Mostly Jeb. He is a controlling douchebag. I hated him. He never listen to Alyssa, he acts like she’s just a stupid little kid. such an awful love intest. Ugh. And Alyssa? oh, she falls for his act, loves him, blushes everytime he gets close by. WHY??!! The most interesting character was Morpheus, but we didn’t get enough of him. 

Overall, i think this book could have been freaking awesome, but it just didn’t work for me.

Splintered : Not finished. 

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3 thoughts on “Review : Splintered by A. G. Howard

  1. It’s a shame you didn’t enjoy this book as much as you’d hoped to! I always find it hard to enjoy a book if I can’t get along with the characters though. At least you can move onto another book now though 🙂

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