Google+ Reading Teen: Splintered Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

Monday, December 10, 2012

Splintered Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

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:

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.

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


  1. I am SOOOOO EXCITED to read SPLINTERED! I CANNOT WAIT!!I love the outfit of the violinist that represents Alyssa. So pretty and creppy! Perfect fit for SPLINTERED *hehe*

  2. Because I've heard great things about it!! That cover is beautiful and sounds awesome.

  3. Little buttons attached by chains, make it easy to pull him closer to me.


  4. I was first drawn to the gorgeous cover (want it on a poster!) but have since heard such wonderful things about the book and all of the visuals on the blog tour are amazing! This is my most anticipated retelling of Alice In Wonderland, and I can't wait to read it! (I am definitely getting the HB and not the e-book b/c the cover is so stunning! Thanks for the great post and giveaway.:)

  5. I'm dying to read Splinter because it's a retelling of Alice in Wonderland! It sounds so unique and amazing! I absolutely love Alice in Wonderland, so I can't wait to read Splintered! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  6. I had no idea this was an Alice in Wonderland re-telling! Now I want to read it even more, although that pretty, yet slightly creepy cover had me wanting to read it anyway. :)

  7. I think Blog tours are fun because I get to visit different blogs that I wouldn't normally see. I enjoy finding out about different new books. I am excited about Splintered because that book review really makes me want to read the book.

  8. This book sound fabulous. A return to Wonderland? Even better.

  9. I love this because it made me start wanting a book I was a little scared by. Don't get me wrong, I love the cover, but there was just so much going on!

  10. I love finding out more about the books with blog tours. I may have to check it out after all!

  11. I've seen goods reviews of the book already and the cover is amazing!

  12. It's based on Alice in Wonderland, that's all I need to know!

  13. Sounds like a fun read. Count me in!

  14. Love this! The eccentricity makes the story all the more enticing!

  15. I've always been a fan of Wonderland stories and this one looks delightfully wicked! And the FASHIONS, oh my!!

  16. I'm so excited about Splintered because I heart Anita...I've been looking forward to this release for a long, long time.

  17. This book sounds really good. I can't wait to read it.

  18. I love Alice in Wonderland and this sounded really good!!

  19. Anything that retells Alice in Wonderland has got to be good!

  20. I'm so excited to start this book; I adore any and everything Alice In Wonderland. The cover is also stunning; I think Carroll would approve ^_^

  21. I just stumbled across the blog tour in searching for Howard's website. So my favorite part thus far is this post. ;)

  22. This is my favourite and first stop, so far!

  23. Splintered sounds so good - and that cover is BREATHTAKING! This is my first stop on the tour. Thanks for the opportunity to win Splintered. :)

  24. this cover is so awesome

  25. Super excited to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I loved this book! just finished it. I see it -- the clothing the descriptions every thing just fits. I read the eGalley so I would love to win a finished copy. This one is a reread...I haven't followed the tour because I didn't realize it was going. So this is it. fashion awesome.

  27. Oooh! I love the display on Wonderland fashion. And thank you for hosting the contest!!

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