Saturday, 30 August 2014

Recommendations: the Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard

The Splintered Trilogy follows a teenage girl named Alyssa Gardner, who is the great-great-great granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Throughout the series we tag along as Alyssa tries to figure out how to balance Wonderland and the real world, while find out who she really is. She's one of those characters that don't think they are that great, someone who always underestimates themselves, and that's what makes her relatable, because everyone thinks like that.

I first read Splintered in 2013 and it quickly became one of my favourites of that year as well as one of my favourite books of all time. I really loved the story of Alice in Wonderland growing up so I guess that's one of the main reasons I read it. But I never would've noticed it if not for the gorgeous cover, this book has one of the few covers that look amazing, but still represent the story.

A.G. (Anita Grace) Howard has such an amazing writing style. It was fast-paced, entertaining, and at times funny! It's so easy to fly through the books, because you constantly want to know what happens next, whether it be with crazy Wonderland and Morpheus, or with her friends and family (cough cough Jeb) back home on earth (or the real world).

Throughout the story the characters grow so much, and you really become attatched to them. This series doesn't have a lot of death in it so you don't have to worry about losing your favourite characters (as far as the first two books go). Also, the development of the world is so excellently written you can't help but be fascinated by it, Anita has created such a dark and twisted version of Wonderland, it's like discovering the original story all over again.

The first two books are titled Splintered and Unhinged, and the final book, Ensnared is set to be released January 2015. The series also has a prequel novella called The Moth in the Mirror, which is also really interesting to read.


This is such a fantastic read I recommend it to everyone! I think everyone will enjoy this no matter what your favourite genre is.

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