Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bargain Ebook: Splintered by A. G. Howard

It's a new month and there is a new bunch of Amazon's Ebook Monthly Deals, $3.99 or Less available. There are not any directly fairy tale related books this month, but there is one that some may consider so. I say this because the book is inspired by Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Pop culture considers Alice a fairy tale although it isn't technically--but Disney made it into a movie and it left fantasy fiction status in many minds thusly.

I debated sharing here, but really, the cover for Splintered by A. G. Howard is just too eye-catching not to share. I know if I still shopped in bookstores regularly, I would pick up this book every time to consider it although I am not a big fan of Alice in Wonderland interpretations.

So for the month of March, or until quotas are met, Splintered by A. G. Howard is $3.99 in ebook format. It's been in the $10 range since it's 2013 publication date so this is a nice price drop.

Book description:

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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