“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I can’t wait for:
For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers… the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.
When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.
There, creepy counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.
Why I can’t wait for this book:
- I love anything to do with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, it’s one of my favourite children’s novels. It’s so easy to get lost in the magical world Lewis Carroll created and I’m interested to read a new interpretation of it.
- The theme of insanity or fantasy v.reality. I must admit that anything involving mental institutions and madness has me interested. It’s so fascinating to explore a character’s perception of reality and wondering whether what they experience is real or illusion.
- The cover! It’s just so bright and bold and fantastical. Look at the model’s eyes and gorgeous red lips-stunning!I love all the twisted vines and little creepy crawlies.