Google+ Reading Teen: Rockstar Book Tour Presents: Unhinged: Splintered Book Two by A.G. Howard

Monday, October 28, 2013

Rockstar Book Tour Presents: Unhinged: Splintered Book Two by A.G. Howard



Series: Splintered
Hardcover: 400 pages

  • Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.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.Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic.



Happy Monday and welcome to stop #7… Today’s post is about the auditory imagery in Unhinged. One of the most important things a writer does to build a good scene is to incorporate sensory. Sounds are one of my favorites to weave in, because they bring everything alive in a very universal way. Chomping teeth, creepy crawlers, crackling flames … for the most part, the sound triggered in the imagination is similar for everyone. To share how I personally envisioned these sounds while writing them, I’ve posted a spotify player (login with FaceBook) with some sound bites that helped build the scenes. I’ve also listed the chapters they appear in, along with a hint of each sound’s origin in the book.




                                               




• Track 1: Teeth chattering-- Chapter 7, Sanctuary. Hint: hungry teeth...
• Track 2: Ghost twins singing-- Also chapter 7. Hint: surgically altered dolls...
• Track 3: Bad feeling-- Chapter 15, Invasion. Hint: swarm... 
• Track 4: Moaning drone-- Chapter 16, Fire Within. Hint: coming to collect... 
• Track 5: Flames of hell-- Also chapter 16. Hint: power unleashed...


 I also use music to inspire my muse and scenes. If you haven’t heard the official Unhinged playlist yet, visit my playlist page for a listen. Before you go, check out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of 12 UNHINGED ARCs. For tomorrow’s stop, Morpheus and Jeb will debate whether Wonderland or the human realm has the baddest monster of them all. There will also be a giveaway for a beautiful book that not only has lovely illustrations, but is the ideal aid for facing down wicked faeries. Hope to see you there!



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A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.





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 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.








 



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