Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Alyssa hears bugs and flowers talking to her and is sure she is losing her mind, just like her mom who now lives in a mental institution.  Alyssa quiets the bugs by killing them and making them into artwork but she hasn't told anyone about her delusions, not even her neighbor and crush Jeb.  During a visit with her mother Alyssa learns that she's not crazy and that the voices she hears are because of the curse on the women in her family.  They are descendents of Alice, and her stories of Wonderland are real.  Unfortunately, Alice didn't finish what she should have and now it's up to Alyssa to end the curse by returning to Wonderland, as soon as she can find the rabbit hole.  With Jeb tagging along and handsome, mysterious Morpheus providing information, Alyssa is thrust into a dangerous world.  Many people who have read this book love it but I could only manage to finish it by skimming like mad.  The world is too trippy and the story never-ending for me.  In retrospect, I shouldn't have been surprised by my reaction because I've never been much of a fan of Alice in Wonderland stories.  But if you like a psychedelic romantic adventure, this might be for you.