book review: splintered by a.g. howard


Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 1 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Goodreads Blurb: 

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.

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.

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The Bookish Love Tag

the bookish love tag

Hey guys,

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense did this book tag and I thought I might try it too! So let’s get started….

Name Three Book Boyfriends:

  1. Daemon from the Lux series
  2. Chaol from the Throne of Glass series
  3. Jeb from Splintered


List Three OTPs:

  1. Celaena and Chaol from Throne of Glass series. I have to agree with Alicia on this one. These two were (are?) perfect together and I mean..they are perfect okay?!
  2. Daemon and Katy from the Lux series. These two are so cute and I seriously wish I had my own Daemon!
  3. Cinder and Kai from the Lunar Chronicles. I spent most of the book (Cinder) rooting for them and finally it worked out! Sigh…


Favorite 1st kiss (SPOILER ALERT):

Simon and Blue from Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Don’t even get me started on these two – they are such a cute gay couple. There’s actually so much buildup in the book, to the point where I am freaking out because I gotta know…does it work out? Is it true love? I mean, what is happening?!?!


What couple had the greatest sexual tension?

Feyre and Tamlin from ACOTAR. There’s so much sexual tension in this book but when they do get together..well let’s just say a girl’s gonna blush.


Name a couple who would…

go to a fancy restaurant for a date

Isla and Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After

go on a picnic/walk on the beach

Aria and Perry from the Under The Never Sky Trilogy

stay at home and watch Netflix

Tris and Four from Divergent.

go dancing

Cricket and Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door

Name a couple you want to be together.

Arin and Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy. I love how they try so hard to protect each other but oh gosh, the tension and misunderstanding between them was killing me. protect you_zpsjwqd05y0

Which couple do you hate?

Sorry but I don’t have one…


So anyway..I TAG YOU NOW! And feel free to share some of your favorite couples in the comments below 🙂