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Splintered (Splintered Series #1): Splintered Book One (edition 2014)

by A. G. Howard (Author)

Series: Splintered (1)

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A descendant of the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice's mistakes, she may save her family from their curse.
Title:Splintered (Splintered Series #1): Splintered Book One
Authors:A. G. Howard (Author)
Info:Amulet Paperbacks (2014), Edition: Classic Edition, 400 pages
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I was so done with this book. Everyone’s like ohmygawd Morpheus! Nah, Morpheus can go sit in the corner with Jeb too. Something that annoyed me with this book is why could Jeb never be wrong (Alyssa always reasoned herself to be at fault), and why all the girls had fake dreadlocks. Not to mention mental issues and medical procedures in this book were not handled very well. Overall, I am not interested in any of the sequels.

I will say the best scene was when the mad tea party goers chased that poor duck and ripped it to shreds. I don’t know why I found that scene funny because it was supposed to be brutal. ( )
  DestDest | Sep 13, 2023 |
Alice in Wonderland is retold in this fantastic, addicting Young Adult novel!

Alyssa Gardner is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Alice. It seems the woman put a curse on the women of the family, since they can talk to plants and insects. Since madness has ran in her family, Alyssa decides to try to stop the curse, and go to Wonderland. With the help of her life long crush Jeb, and the caterpillar Morpheus, she must try to stop the curse that has ruined her family's lives.

The twists and turns are delightful! During the entire book, I couldn't guess the next twist! And seeing all of the changes AG Howard made to the story, making Alice in Wonderland seem like a much darker tale than it was made the book very interesting! All of the changes made the story seem darker, and somehow more realistic.

I really enjoyed this novel! I saw nothing wrong with it in any way. It was a perfect retelling, with the perfect mix of similar themes but new changes. The novel left on a note that another book could be made (and two more has!), but still ends in a way that could make it be just a stand alone novel as well.

I couldn't get enough of this book!

Five out of five stars! I can't wait to read the sequel! ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
This was a little slow to start, you have to make it through the first few chapters to get to the exciting stuff. Once you make it past that, it's a quick read. There were lots of tie-ins with Alice in Wonderland, of course, but there were twists on what you thought you knew about Wonderland. This would probably be good if you're into steampunk...that's what it kind of made me think of when some things were described. Great re-imagining of Alice without feeling like the author was regurgitating the same story. I would definitely recommend this is you like fantasy, or books that build their own land/world that the characters live in. ( )
  SassyCassi | Jun 28, 2023 |
Can we say that as women we are officilally over the Alpha male/caveman/misogynistic/Jeb-Tamlin male love interests who believe women NEED to be protected and to make all the choices for their best interests? And instead can we have more of the intelligent/independent/empowering/Rhys-Morpehus type of men who encourage their women to think for themselves and be whoever the fuck they want to be alone or together? ( )
  spiritedstardust | Dec 29, 2022 |
I started this and thought it had the potential to be deliciously creepy, but the book lost me pretty early on and never got me back. I didn't like Alyssa (that took a few chapters), and I super didn't like Jeb (didn't take long at all).

May I interest you in a bossy controlling love interest, ma'am? No, thanks. I'm good.

The main character doesn't just jump to conclusions when she's deciding what to do next-she leaps tall buildings to get to them. In fact, her magic internet search where she finds a page that explains what's going on and just accepts it as truth? That was probably the beginning of the end for me.

The book was pretty much a bust for me in every way-the plot, including the love triangle, was unconvincing, the writing was melodramatic, and the characters just made me mad. That doesn't bode well when one of them is the narrator. I snorted and sighed my way through this book, and I probably wouldn't have finished it if I hadn't been reading it for a club.
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  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
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A descendant of the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice's mistakes, she may save her family from their curse.

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