Splintered - A.G. Howard Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!

I have to admit, I have never read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I have watched the Disney movie (quite recently) and the one made by Tim Burton, and I have ordered the book a couple of days ago, though, because this story made me want to read the original one.

In this book, the Wonderland creatures are described to be quite a lot different from the ones you meet in the original story. Quite a bit more creepy. A white rabbit that isn’t quite a rabbit at all. A bandersnatch that looks NOTHING like the one from the Burton movie. There were a lot of creatures described in the book, and I would have loved for this book to have pictures in them, because I found it a bit hard to imagine some of the creatures, or places that were described.

I liked Alyssa, and Jeb, though I was a bit annoyed by the way he treated Alyssa, as if she was a little girl who couldn’t make up her mind herself. I kinda like it when a boy is protective over a girl, in a story, but Jeb took it a bit too far. He hardly ever let Alyssa make her own choices (though usually, she’d do it her way anyway), and I do hope he gets over it in the second book (because yay, there’s a sequel coming!). I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Morpheus, because though he’s quite protective over Alyssa, and he wanted to help her, he was also (a bit of) an arse.

In the end, I’d give the book three ‘planets’, out of five, because though I liked the story, and the concept (I just really like Alice in Wonderland), there were some things (like Morpheus’ behaviour, and the lack of images) that I didn’t like. The big thing was the love-triangle-thing, which you could read about in the description already, so I don’t really think that’s a spoiler).