Monday, January 7, 2013

YA Splintered Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop

Dare to jump down the rabbit hole!!!


I had the deliciously sweet opportunity to join Krazy Book Lady's Splintered Tour... an honor, indeed, b/c Krazy sent her very own signed ARC out to all of us to read -n- review!!  *rubs hands gleefully*  It was a delight to touch it. It smelled amazing. *deep breath* Ah... the scent of ARCs!! There's nothin' like 'em!

This giveaway is not for an ARC. Sorry. It's still a really great book, though... and I'm happy to share...

Splintered
Splintered
by AG Howard
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books

Premise:

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.

Praise for Splintered: 
"Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..."--Kirkus Reviews
"It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original."--Booklist



My Review:

It's comin'.... hang in there... worth the wait...

Want to read chapter one?  Hm?  Call it a sneak peak thanks to Sugarscape


About the Author:

A.G. HowardA.G. Howard is most at home when weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. 

A.G.’s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

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102 comments:

  1. Let's see.. I'd be tiny, blue, short-black-haired with beautiful wings and I'd have a lot of glitter xD
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Hmm My skin would be glowing in sunlight (no not like twilight) I would have long tangled hair and bare feet! :D

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  3. I would have silver colored hair that would go to my knees with a headpiece made out of twigs and flowers. I would have markings all along my arms. I would be wearing a light blue tunic along with dark blue tights and my wings would be big and give off a glow. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!I would have hair as black as a raven, gold swirls over my skin, bright green eyes that shift to gold, soft wings, and I would be wearing lots of white roses! That is how I see it!
    -Cali W.

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  6. Big blue wings on top of my own body? Lol

    Thanks!

    raffle name: Nikki o

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  7. A redhead fairy with the eyes that are of the deepest blue, goassamer wings, and adorned with gerber daisies. :D

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  8. Fairy with blue hair, spiky ears like elf , headphones with music (modern fairy yeah) XD <333

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  9. Long blond hair, long sleeve blue dress. Thanks!

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  10. to be honest i've no idea at all^^ but at least a little cute or sexy

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  11. Blue hair, red eyes and all the shades of purple on my wings *_*
    Also, glittering skin (just as the Twilight vampires xD)

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  12. Purple! Purple hair, eyes and wings. And a cute purple dress.

    My obsession with color purple is pretty obvious. :D

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  13. I want blue hair... Blue eyes... and blue wings...

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  14. I would have long black hair, violet eyes, tall, and thin.
    My wings would be turquoise and violet. I would be wearing bright blue leggings, leather slippers, and a tunic with bright slashes of color all over it.

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  15. I have rainbow colored wings that have specks of glitter, long hair and the rest still looks like me only fairy-sized! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  16. I am tiny like Tinkerbell with glittery wings, a pink dress, and a fairy crown

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  17. Black dress, black hair, water-blue eyes and lilac wings:))

    Thank you:)

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  18. You love fairies! Me as long as my wings are colorful and my dress is flowing and my hair is long, I would be happy!

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  19. Oooh! I'd have long black hair, silver eyes, very pale skin and a pair of big bat wings ^_^ Not that different from how I look now, really, apart from the silver eyes. And the bat wings ;) Also, black leather skin-tight trousers, a silver tunic top and New Rock boots :D

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  20. Head to toe white, with shimmery pastel purple wings.

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  21. The usual, pointy ears, stunningly beautiful, and wearing really cool clothes. No wings, they would get caught on everything.

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  22. Long black hair, green eyes, olive skin (yeah, not a fan of the pale look that's pretty popular in the fae books).. I'd be wearing khaki pants.. boots.. light weight jacket. Easy fitting clothes that make it easy to move (aka RUN) if I absolutely have to! ;)

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  23. I would be beautiful! Long wavy ombre hair, pale and dewy skin, slender and agile, twinkling black eyes. :)

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  24. Blue-black long hair down to my thighs, slender, with gold eyes and gold, luminous wings with a large wing span. Perfect skin, a beautiful singing voice, and a sultry sexiness that is difficult to resist!

    Zara

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  25. I've got to still have my red curly hair. That's signature me. I think I'd look petty good in a green or silver outfit. : )

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  26. My hair would have the Pearl effect!! You know, it'd be a deep ivory color, & when the light catches it, it'd reflect the light as soft pinks & golden & silver :D

    A dress like this: http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/1356794/17872221/0/1293376408/2011_collextion_ivory_color_sleeveless_grace_satin_beading_Embroidered_dress.jpg

    & starry night eyes, with the whole universe on them.

    Eh?? What do you say??

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  27. I would have silver pixie hair with some markings on my face. And I would have big black and blue butterfly wings. And yeah, some pointy ears and a really cool outfit that doesn't involve skirts/dress.. :)

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  28. Green curly hair, green eyes and a pair of matching green wings.

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  29. Lots of blonde wisps with sunlight streaming through and more wispy turquoise wings

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  30. I would be purple with silver wings and hair

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  31. Green hair - and I did have it once - lol - and transparent, almost invisible wings <3

    Thanks for the giveaway, Laura xD

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  32. I have strawberry blonde hair with blue and pink stripes. My eyes are brown and my skin almost transparent.

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  33. I see my self as a redheaded gold eyed green skinned with shimmery swirly gold tatoos all over my body woodsy fey.

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  34. Hm, maybe navy blue skin. Some sharp fangs would be nice, too, as well as a pixie cut and some sort of vine-y outfit.

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  35. Ivory skin, long indigo hair, and teal and pink wings. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Very pale but shiny skin, green eyes, dark brown&curly hair, transparant wings.
    Thanks! :)

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  37. I'm not sure, but there'd definitely be lots of colour and glitter, but still mystery.

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  38. I have green wings. I wear a dress made of leaves that changes color with the season. My chin and ears are pointy. My hair is a midnight black color.

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  39. Like the cover girl on Splintered. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  40. I'm a redhead with hazel eyes and green wings.

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  41. Black hair with violet streaks in it. Bright green eyes!

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  42. Dark hair, dark eyes, and sparkly silver wings. :)

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  43. I'm blue, like everywhere :D Long dark hair, huge sparkling silver wings! :D

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  44. With sky blue wings, dark hair, dressed in green, and eyes like stars.

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  45. I would have long wavy Auburn hair, icy blue eyes, busty and muscles all over. I'd be a kick butt fairy!

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  46. green or purple hair, blue eyes dresses in white
    i would love to fly

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  47. Bark skin, moss-like tangled curly hair, small sturdy wings, sharp teeth, and white eyes. :)

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  48. i want to have red long flowy hair and light green skin and slightly darker wings
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  49. I'm very petite, with beautiful wings, and I sparkle!

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  50. I'm have a long black hair, blue eyes and blue wings.

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  51. I'd have blue hair, white skin and gold eyes! :D

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  52. I would have the most beautiful wings that are Iridescent with a baby blue tint to them. My hair would be a glistening black color. My outfit would be made out of
    spider silk and would be a radiant light baby blue with some very light orange and a little touch of the lightest tan color in it. And the cutest light baby blue color. And I would have glitter all over myself. I have to say that I had a lot of fun with this question!!
    Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  53. Green eyes and black hair with a sword to boot!

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  54. black hair, blue eye and and white skin,,,^^

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  55. I have porcelain skin, huge golden eyes with thick eyelashes, tall, blonde, and has a singsong voice.And with wings!

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  56. I'd have pale, perfect skin with forest-green eyes and rowan-berry red hair. I'd be tall and know how to fight with sword...and oh yeah. No wings! Because real sidhe don't have wings!

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  57. Purple Hair black dress and my wings are purple and black

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  58. i'm mostly just a vibrant glittering of light & iridescence with a harmonic tinkling of a voice and radiant auric wings!
    thanks for the giveaway!! i really want to read this book!
    ~*~
    puddle_of_light at yahoo dot com

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  59. I would be small, with a purple flowing gossamer gown and a lighter shade of wings which could be folded away.
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  60. i would have very long burgundy hair with highlights that are pure white. my wings would be white as well i would have on a long black silk dress

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  61. I owuld have amazing blue wings and shining gray hair

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  62. I'd have long, wild wavy black hair that shimmers with a soft glow in twilight; and it would fall down to my waist. I would have a sparkly, golden, sun-kissed skin color, and almond-shaped eyes that are a lively grass green color accented with long black eye lashes. I would have a petite build and beautiful, brightly colored wings that glisten of fuchsia, aqua green, turquoise and a fire-like orangy-red hue.
    This was a great question! So much fun.

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  63. Dark brown leggings tucked into combat boots, spear, green, sparkling wings, long brown hair braided and dark green tunic. Apparently, I'm a forest fairy warrior :)

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  64. Hm.. very shimmery and have bright blue eyes and my hair would change colors in the sunlight

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  65. Let's see I would look normal(like myself) until I had to use my magic then I would have lovely pink wings, glittery black hair and dark pink eyes.
    Great question!!

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  66. Definitely wings with perfect skin and glowy hair! Thanks!

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  67. Green with pointy ears and butterfly wings. Also really tiny. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. I have pale white skin, neon purple hair, violet eyes, dressed all in black and have gossamer wings so iridescent you almost don't know they are there.
    Great giveaway!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  69. Pale, skinny, big shiny green eyes, black hair, long green dress and a darker shade of green for my wings... Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  70. Pale,red-head,with wings,green eyes,beautiful dress...

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  71. blue hair and purple eyes with wings that shimmer like crystals

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  72. probably some kind of mutant - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  73. Red and blue hair, pointy ears, bright green eyes, I'd be dressed like a warrior with a sword and bow & arrows... Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  74. I would have green hair and purple eyes and silver wings

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  75. I'd probably be pale with spiky/crazy bronze hair and blue eyes. And undoubtedly, shy and a bit naive. :D

    Ashley E

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  76. have purple hair and gold wings

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  77. I have skin that glitters and hairs that's read and goes down to my knees and wings that are black and torn black clothes

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  78. I'm blue with feathers colored like peacock feathers running from my head all the way down my back. My eyes are silver and my skin glows when I draw near kindness.

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  79. I would have jet black hair, sea blue aqua eyes and I would have the most beautiful pink wings that shimmered in the light.

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  80. Long black hair and fairy ears! :D

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  81. I'm tall, slim, with a white skin, almost transparent. My long hair is red (I want my hair to be read) And I'm smiling at you :)

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  82. Either blue or red hair, very thin, and absolutely flawless....but intimidating :)

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  83. I'd be sparkly and purple with long white hair

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  84. I'd be petit and have a long auburn hair that shines all by itself; metallic gray eyes surrounded by big light eyelashes. I'd be wearing a lace dress, with real flowers intertwined and big almost transparent wings! :D

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  85. I look pretty much the same as always, except hair a little blonder, eyes a little bluer, and body a little thinner!

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