Inspired by Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 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 (Alice Liddell is an ancestor) hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. A series of clues leads her through a cracked mirror into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There she must 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 all of his own.
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers. Surely, she tells herself, it has nothing to do with the fact that she is directly descended from Alice Liddell. But when her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that she's not mad but she must find the origins of a secret family curse.
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Publisher: Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams
|Publication date:||1st January 2013|
|Author:||A. G. Howard|
|Publisher:||Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Anita Grace Howard is most at home weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She’s inspired by all things flawed, utilizing the complex loveliness of human conditions and raw emotions to give her characters life, then turning their world upside down so the reader’s blood will race.Married and mother of two teens (as well as surrogate mom to two Labrador retrievers), Anita divides her days between spending time with her family and plodding along or plotting on her next book.When she’s not writing, Anita ...More About A. G. Howard