Totally Team Morpheus…..

Posted March 18, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

So I finished Splintered….
Can I just tell you OH MY GOD!!!! What a great story. 
How you can make Alice in Wonderland even weirder than it already is ….I bow to you Mrs. Howard!!!

This is the Alice in Wonderland that if it was a “REAL” place 
it would be just like this. 

Ok so lets start at the beginning….

Splintered (Splintered, #1)
Splintered (Splintered #1

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.

My review:
I have stepped into Wonderland a few times. Once in a book, Once through Disney and Once through Tim Burton/Disney again. But never have I read a version of this story quite like this. I must give credit that even though this is Lewis Carrolls story. 

A.G. Howard made it her own and what it would be like if Wonderland was real. Wow, the characters, the setting and the story were all so colorful. The words jumped off the page and gave such a detail of the craziness it played like a movie in my head. 

The main character Alyssa a great character to follow through this adventure she was such a quiet kind of person, she let people tell her what to do but by the end of the book you can see such an awesome change in her. 

I wasn’t a fan of Jeb (her best friend) I really prefer the bad boy Morpheus only because Jeb was so clingy and pretty much did everything for Alyssa (I hate when people tell me what to do I can’t imagine how she felt LOL he was like controlling it was physically irritating) 

Now Morpheus (my sexy moth man) was a fantastic character I LOVED him. So mysterious & a little psychotic. He really had a softness to him that would make any girl melt. I can even hear his sexy voice in my head while reading (***taking a cold shower*** now lets move on) 

This book was such a crazy read. I loved every minute of it. I can’t tell you to much about the story besides what the synopsis says cause there is so much to it I would be sure to give away something I don’t want to. It’s better to go in not know what happens and be surprise like I was. I loved all the twists and turns and I loved the modern twists to all the characters. I would love for someone to make this into a movie. I would be the first one in line to see it. 

Do I Recommend?
Certainly. Take a trip down the rabbit hole to an Alice in Wonderland you will never forget!!! FYI Morpheus is hot!!!

I realized yesterday that I never posted a review for Fallen Kingdoms
I will try to do that this week

I have another Cover Reveal on Friday
I’m also hoping to have the review of the book
I am currently reading by Wednesday

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 So until next time…
Have a great day
Happy Reading

michelle oxox

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3 responses to “Totally Team Morpheus…..

  1. This book sounds AWESOME! I'm a big fan of Alice in Wonderland so this is just up my alley. I don't know why I haven't gotten it yet. Completely forgot about this one.
    Love your review!! 🙂