15 January 2013

Good Books: Get lost in Wonderland

Splintered" by A.G. Howard is a book I lusted after for months. Ever since the amazing cover of it was revealed I was excited to find out what's in the book. I was hoping for a story as vibrant, beautiful and special as the outer appearance of the book, and that's exactly what I got.
The author has created a special world in which I loved losing myself while reading the book. A world that is both stunning and dangerous. A world that forced me to read more slowly than I usually do. The story and the writing style created so many images in my head, so I had to slow down a bit. And for once I loved reading a bit more slowly. :)

first two sentences

I’ve been collecting bugs since I was ten; it’s the only way to stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick.

I think that "Splintered" is a great book for all readers who enjoy worlds that on first glance seem crazy, messed up and just plain weird. It's a book for readers who are interested in stepping into this bright, vibrant world and who are willing to get lost in it. Because you need to let go a bit to really be able to imagine all the places the book will take you to.

The main characters in "Splintered" were another point that made this book so enjoyable for me. I loved reading about Alyssa and Jeb from the start on. I also thought that their relationship was quite interesting, as were all the other ones. The romance, yes there is one, is not the main focus of the book and I liked that. Because there was already so much going on, so it was nice to see that the romance was important but not everything.

At the beginning you are thrown right into the weird parts of Allysa's life, a kind of weirdness I never met in books before. It's the kind of weirdness you are a bit freaked out by, but still you want to know more about it.

Before reading "Splintered" I was never interested in "Alice in Wonderland". I never read the book, because it just didn't appeal to me. But now I need to read it, I need to find out how Lewis Carroll created his wonderland and I have A.G. Howard to thanks for that. I just love books that make me excited about other ones. 

Was "Splintered" a perfect book? No. Some parts of what happened between Alyssa and a certain magical bad boy did not always work for me, but still I enjoyed every page. There is a special kind of magic in this book that captured my interest while reading and that made me feel part of wonderland. So yes, I would definitely recommed this book to other readers and I can't wait to find out what A.G. Howard will publish next. 


  1. Oh, my. That looks really pretty inside and out, but I think I'll wait for the cheaper paperback. Definitely gonna read this, though! :)

    1. I think a paperback version of this book is already available, it also looks very pretty.

  2. The cover is shockingly beautiful. I'll put it on my list.

    1. I know, the cover is so perfect and pretty. The publisher did a great job with it.




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