The Lowdown: Splintered by A.G. Howard

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Title and Author: 
Splintered by A.G. Howard

Series:
Splintered: Book 1

Mini Summary:
(from book)
"A descendant of the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner gears 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."

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Genre:
Fantasy/Paranormal/Retelling

Pages:
371

Point of View:
First person (Alyssa)

Setting:
Texas, England and Wonderland

3 Words/ Phrases to Describe the Book:
Epic. Unique. Vivid.

Main Character:
Alyssa

Personality:
Courageous
Artistic
Determined

Top Supporting Characters:
Jeb
Morpheus

Antagonists:
Possibly 'Wonderland' as a whole could appear as the antagonist since that's where Alyssa's family curse originates. There's also a lot of surprising twists about the possible antagonist(s) that I seriously didn't see coming at all. So I guess super short answer: you'll have to read it to find out!

The Lowdown:
Splintered captured me from page one and kept me hooked until the very end. I loved Alyssa's determination to rescue her family from the curse that makes them go mad and how she'd literally stop at nothing to save her loved ones. A.G. Howard's world building was incredible. This Wonderland is definitely a darker and more twisted version than we're all familiar with. The young Alice that went there years prior remembered things a lot differently than what actually was Wonderland. I loved the unique take on a classic children's story and how flawlessly it blended into this new, amped up version. Splintered was filled with unexpected twists and turns that made if close to impossible to put the book down. I can't wait until I read book two, Unhinged.


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