Friday, August 7, 2015

The Friday 56 (33) Splintered by A.G. Howard

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Synopsis from Goodreads...

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...

Splintered (Splintered, #1)"Several tendrils of dark pink hair have fallen from her upswept do. The strands coil like pink flames over her black tube dress, bringing back what they did to Alison's hair at the asylum."--Splintered by A.G. Howard


What's one of your favorite retellings?

22 comments:

  1. I've read so many retellings that I can't choose just one favorite. This is definitely in the running:)

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/07/the-friday-56-72-choices/

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  2. I enjoyed this one when I read it but haven't had a chance to continue on with the story. My YA 56 this week comes from Reawakened by Colleen Houck - the first of a new series for her. Happy reading!

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    1. I agree, I liked Splintered a lot more than I thought I would.

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  3. I've been enjoying this Howard's retelling and I'll have to check out Ensnared. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): http://never-anyone-else.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-friday-56-with-book-beginnings-fold.html

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  4. I have been eyeing this one for a while...love that cover, and the excerpt is intense. Enjoy! Here's mine: “FRIDAY ON MY MIND”

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    1. Splintered was interesting and I really liked how Howard handled the story, there were a few thing I didn't enjoy about it, but overall it was pretty good. But if you're not certain about it, consider checking it out from the library first.

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  5. I want to read this one! We're going to pretend it's not mostly for the cover. I love the 56 and the blurb catches my eye every single time. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I know what you mean, the cover is definitely nice. :)

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  6. I wasn't a fan of this book. :( I just finished a retelling of Frankenstein called This Monstrous Thing and it was interesting. :)

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  7. Sounds like an adventure to reversing the curse. Love the cover art of flowing curls. Happy reading!

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    1. I really did like the overall story minus a few elements.

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  8. I may have cracked and bought this one, I know I had it wishlisted forever anyway... with over 700 books on my kindle now I just don't remember though... lol.
    Happy weekend!

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  9. I wasn't a big fan of this one, but it's cover is one of my all time favorites. I'm more into fairy tale retellings myself.

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  10. This wouldn't be a book for me. I never did like Alice in Wonderland. I hope you're enjoying it/or enjoyed it. I love all the retellings of The Phantom Of The Opera.

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    1. I did enjoy it. I haven't read any Phantom of the Opera retellings, but I'll have to keep an eye out for them. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  11. Sounds interesting. Hmm favorite retelling is such a hard question. I have liked almost every retelling I have read. Lunar chronicles keeps popping to mind though. Happy Weekend!

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    1. I agree, the Lunar Chronicles is a pretty good series. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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