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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of Underland, 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.


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  • It's not just a retelling, but more of an explanation of what truly transpired in Wonderland. The original story by Carroll painted a much softer picture compared to the harsh reality, which becomes apparent to Alyssa, who is a descendant of Alice. When Alice returned from Wonderland, a curse befell her female descendants, causing them to hear voices from flowers and insects, eventually driving them insane. Unfortunately, Alyssa also experiences this affliction, as her mother is confined to a mental institution. After overhearing her mother conversing with a grasshopper and being manipulated by an unknown force, Alyssa embarks on a quest for answers before succumbing to madness herself. For fans of Alice in Wonderland, this is a must-read. However, if you're not a fan of love triangles, be forewarned that there is some triangular romance involved. Fortunately, it does resolve itself before the novel concludes, so there are no suspenseful "who will she choose" cliffhangers to be found here.
  • Splintered presents a unique spin on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. It offers a contemporary and captivating perspective while staying faithful to the essence of the original narrative, managing to avoid excessive reiteration.
  • This audiobook, 'Splintered', is hands down the most incredible adaptation of Alice in Wonderland that I've ever come across! Initially, I wasn't overly enthusiastic about it, but I decided to give it a shot and boy, am I thrilled that I did! It had me completely captivated throughout the entire duration! The author infused a mind-blowing twist into the narrative, taking it to a whole new level that I could have never even envisioned. I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment in this series, as I'm dying to find out where the story will lead us next.
  • Let's start with the narrator, who did a commendable job despite not having any control over the story itself. Now, here's the thing. The outdated and highly inaccurate medical information (like drugs magically appearing in pockets, straight jackets, padded cells, and being locked up) would have been acceptable if this story was set in the 1920s. However, the main character is walking around with an iPod and using computers, so it's just plain confusing. And let's not forget about the supposed ultimate love interest. Turns out, he's an alcoholic and abusive mess. It's hard to recover from that, you know? *Sigh* I'm at a loss for words to convey my disappointment with this entire novel. The descriptions read like something you'd find in fanfiction - an emo/alt virgin girl who can hear bugs and plants gets swept up in a dangerous adventure that she has no control over because she's "too overwhelmed to focus on the important details." The skate park, which is a liability nightmare, is as unbelievably unrealistic as her descriptions of a vintage car, her job at the "only thrift store in town," and her art winning fair prizes despite sounding dreadful. How on earth did this book get published? Seriously, how? If you, like me, have been curious about this book for years but also possess some common sense to differentiate between fantasy and nonsense, and if you understand how real people would react in life-or-death situations, then move along. This book is available for free download for a very good reason - I only finished it because it turned into a comedy of "What Not To Write."
  • I absolutely adore this book! It has me completely hooked and engaged. I can't get enough of it! It's like a rollercoaster of emotions, with twists and turns that keep me on the edge of my seat. I'm totally obsessed with it!
  • I had a blast reading this one. It may not make it to my list of favorites, but I genuinely had a great time with it. The unique take on Alice in Wonderland really caught my attention, making it a surprising and captivating story. If you're in need of a rebound book, you know, after you've finished that series that consumed your life and made you ignore your loved ones, then I highly recommend this as the perfect choice to lift you out of that slump.
  • The narration of this book is awesome. It feels like there are a ton of new Alice in Wonderland tales out there, but this one stands out with its delightfully eerie and captivating vibe. Rebecca Gibel nailed it in bringing the characters to life, and I can't even fathom someone else narrating these books!