Amy recently read Splintered and fell in love with it! Her review will be posted soon! For now, enjoy this fantastic tour and giveaways hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf!
Sixth stop: Wonderland fashion
On the sixth day of Splintered, we crash a holiday celebration at Morpheus’s eccentric mansion. Black-and-white stripes cover the windowless dining hall, from the walls to the floor to the ceilings. Chameleon waiters—colored like zebras—blend into the background, distinguishable only by the trays of food and drinks balanced on their claws. It’s an optical illusion extravaganza!
An enchanted harp plays in the corner without a harpist, songs that inspire more madness than merrymaking. Morpheus isn’t here yet. Perhaps he wants to be fashionably late. But you can rest assured he’ll be donning something both gloomy and debonair, much like this ensemble:
And if Jeb and Alyssa happen to be around, Morpheus will be choosing Wonderland-worthy attire for them, much like the outfits he insisted they wear at a similar party in one warped and disturbing scene of Splintered:
(caption) Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/murdoch/2447659972/
Morpheus only invites the most wild and barbaric guests to his parties. They serve neither the Red nor Ivory palaces, and have loyalties only to themselves. That would explain why no one seems to care that the Flower Fae failed to RSVP. Or it could be that no one expected them to come, since they live on the other side of the Ocean of Tears.
We’ll head over there tomorrow with The Mod Podge Bookshelf, just to make sure nothing is amiss. Rumor has it there will also be an excerpt of the book posted for anyone brave enough to stop by…
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.Buy the book: Amazon
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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Abrams has provided 12 finished copies of Splintered to be given away along the tour. Enter below! (US/Canada only)
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12/3 Mr. Dodo's House @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
12/4 Ivory Queen's Castle @ Reading Angel
12/5 The Red Queen's Castle @ Krazy Book Lady
12/6 Christmas Tea Party @ Katie's Book Blog
12/7 Gifts in Wonderland @ Icey Books
12/10 Wonderland Fashion @ ReadingTeen
12/11 The Ocean of Tears & The Zombie Flower Forrest @ The Mod Podge Bookshelf
12/12 Wonderland's Historic Library @ Book Hounds YA
12/13 Wonderland's Secrets @ Mundie Moms
12/14 The Spritelings @ Pages From My Thoughts
12/17 Butterfly Threads @ Jennifer Daiker
12/18 Visting Hour at the Asylum @ Crossroad Reviews