Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. I wasn’t sure what I was going to pick this week until I remembered a recent cover reveal that reminded me of a book I read at the end of last year that I just loved, Splintered. Now the sequel, Unhinged, won’t be released until January of 2014, but still, it is definitely one that I’m very eager for, and maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll get another e-galley or ARC of it to enjoy before then! And so, here is the blurb from Goodreads.com:
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.
If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she’ll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.
Now, if you haven’t read the first one yet, you need to get it. It was such a new, unique story that I have been recommending it left and right, and really, I’ve not ever been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. But this book made me interested in the whole story behind the author and the person it was supposedly written about.
So, what book or books are you waiting on this week?