A.G. Howard / Jan 24, 2021

Herzk nigin Folge dem Fl stern in das Reich hinter dem SpiegelAlyssa kann Blumen und Insekten fl stern h ren eine Gabe die schon ihre Mutter um den Verstand brachte Denn sie sind die Nachfahrinnen von Alice Lid

  • Title: Herzkönigin
  • Author: A.G. Howard
  • ISBN: 9783570163191
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Folge dem Fl stern in das Reich hinter dem SpiegelAlyssa kann Blumen und Insekten fl stern h ren, eine Gabe, die schon ihre Mutter um den Verstand brachte Denn sie sind die Nachfahrinnen von Alice Liddell besser bekannt als Alice im Wunderland Als sich der Zustand ihrer Mutter verschlechtert, kann Alyssa ihr Erbe nicht mehr leugnen, sie muss jenen Fluch brechen, denFolge dem Fl stern in das Reich hinter dem SpiegelAlyssa kann Blumen und Insekten fl stern h ren, eine Gabe, die schon ihre Mutter um den Verstand brachte Denn sie sind die Nachfahrinnen von Alice Liddell besser bekannt als Alice im Wunderland Als sich der Zustand ihrer Mutter verschlechtert, kann Alyssa ihr Erbe nicht mehr leugnen, sie muss jenen Fluch brechen, den Alice damals verschuldet hat Durch einen Riss im Spiegel gelangt sie in das Reich, das so viel finsterer ist, als sie es aus den B chern kennt, und zieht dabei ihren besten Freund und geheime Liebe Jeb mit sich Auf der anderen Seite erwartet sie jedoch schon der zwielichtige und verf hrerische Morpheus, der sie auf ihrer Suche leitet Aber wem kann sie wirklich trauen

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      • A.G. Howard

        1 New York Times and International bestselling Author of Gothic Fantasy Paranormal tales Mystical romantic with a side of horror YA, NA, and Literary Romance Repped by Jenny Bent.A.G was inspired to write the Splintered Series, her tribute to Carroll s Wonderland, while working at a school library Her 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.How A.G Howard rates books on GoodReads I only rate or review books I enjoyed reading, and won t give any rating below 4 stars Please don t consider every high rating I give a book a personal endorsement recommendation from me My ratings here are subjective to me as an individual Even as a writer, I still have a reader s side that responds in a personal way to stories.Also, because I m a writer, I m lenient about things like style and prose I don t view books under a microscope to decide whether I deem the style sophisticated or literary enough to be a time worthy read That s not my call Every writer s voice is individual and unique I ve come to respect this truth during my own personal journey , and I ll never give a book a low rating just because the style doesn t jive with me.As long as a story takes me to another place and is well edited, I m going to give it a good rating And if, for some reason, a book doesn t entertain me or I can t get into it and don t finish it, I won t leave a rating or review at all That s my personal choice If you re considering a book I ve reviewed rated, be sure to read other reviews ratings alongside mine to help you decide if it s a read you might enjoy personally Don t rely solely upon my opinion simply because you like the books I write What I read has little bearing on what I write.Happy book hunting Author photo by pamlaryphotography


    1. This book literally made my jaw drop. I'm still reeling from some of the offensive, annoying and downright incorrect things that made it past editors, proofreaders and buyers.I could point out the way mental illness is sensationalized for a bit of drama and Alyssa's mother is just put in a straitjacket and wheeled off to a padded cell, even though straitjackets and padded cells haven't been used much since the introduction of psychotropic drugs in the 1950s and especially not for someone in her [...]

    2. I'm not giving it any stars because it's my brainchild. :) But I will say that I love my heroine and her two guys (the good one and the naughty one) and I had a blast warping up Wonderland. ;)

    3. I LOVED this book enough that I'm posting my first ever detailed review. The writing is gorgeous--lyrical and evocative without ever descending into unnecessarily purple. The story is compelling (& the twist was unexpected), and the characters felt like they were real enough to have heartbeats. The author is also one of those wonderful creatures whose pre-finished books are clean enough to read. I read this in manuscript, pre-galleys, and the writing was so polished that I only noticed one [...]

    4. White girl anthem time, because literally, ew, I can't.Literally.Ew.I can't.So the other day I was watching Grey's Anatomy with my main bitch and I knew I was making a mistake because, being a casual viewer (and by casual I mean that I can stomach perhaps one episode every seven months) I wasn't invested enough in the convoluted story or the characters to ignore all of the insanely far-fetched medical and social oversights: a woman is furious that her brother died because "I'm a neurosurgeon, an [...]

    5. seeing the cover seeing it's another Alice in Wonderland ideaseeing that it actually sounds amazing fangirling with everyone on seeing the release date

    6. Can we take one moment and wonder how much better this book would have been if Jeb wasn't in it? CAN WE?!This guy was a major douchebag! Besides the fact that he was as good as useless to the entire plot, he had no respect all for Alyssa's opinions or decisions. "Jeb, I think--" "Shut the fuck up. I decide what you can and can't do."Protective was not even how I would describe him. Controlling is still an understatement. He treated her like a fucking puppy. Its not even like I'm reading too much [...]

    7. More reviews @ The Beautiful World of booksDNF halfway throughWhat I felt about the cover-What I felt when I started reading this book-What I felt about the main character-What I felt about the male love interests- What I felt about the love triangle-What I felt about the plot-What I felt about the writing-My feelings for the book-My final verdict-

    8. Sometime during summer, I took this book in my hands, looked at it lovingly, and sighed before opening the first page and starting my reading of it.Oh, it so isn’t the dark but magical story I anticipated. It’s been months since I’ve put it aside to rot next to other books waiting for my interest to rekindle, but I just think that will never happen, because the only thing I like about it is MORPHEUS. So DNF for now (and probably for ever). Oh well, happily never after.

    9. More of a 3.5 star rating.Okay, so here is a little truth for you: There is no other children's tale that scared me most as a child than Alice in Wonderland.* I will never forget the first time I heard the story. It was by way of my grandmother and these cassette tapes she bought me called Porch Swing Stories. It was very generous of her, but let me tell you, those tapes were the devil. Pretty much all of the stories were purposefully cranked up in the creepy department and I'm convinced that th [...]

    10. SPOILER FREE REVIEW: youtube/watch?v=jN6NG4.5*“You understand the logic behind the illogical, Alyssa. It's in your nature to find tranquility amid the madness. And that's what we're doing here. We are giving our food a fighting chance.”I knew going into this book that I would either love it or hate it and to be honest, I more so expected the latter. Through the Looking Glass is one of my favourite books and as such I knew I would be drawing comparisons the whole time. Lucky for me, I loved t [...]

    11. *there's probably going to be a lot of grammatical errors in this review because i'm a lazy shit*i honestly don't know what to think of this one. to me it was bland, boring and plain, yet somewhat enjoyable. bruh, this was seriously not the kind of Alice in Wonderland i expected to read about. i actually forgot what the tale even is, but whatever it is, it was definitely not this, like it was different??? and i just realized that sentence probably made like no sense, but what the fuck ever. so t [...]

    12. Re-Read 11-4-16 to 11-5-16. I'm going to try to finally finish these booksSo after re-reading this I was quickly going down to a 3 star, maybe less - just because of Jeb's character. I mean he's hot and all and he's does good things sometimes, but for the most part he just sucks! I don't like the way he's controlling with Alyssa. I mean who is he to be telling her what she can and can't do or be with when he has a girlfriend. Whatever! And even though Morpheus did some devious things in the book [...]

    13. Before I start: how gorgeous is that cover? I mean really, if there exists such a thing as judging a book by its cover, I'm so there.Alyssa is a descendant of the original Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland book. The women in her family suffer from a curse of madness, even the illegitimate by-blows of the family become stricken with insanity after they reach puberty. Her mother ends up in a mental asylum after trying to kill Alyssa when she was a small child, [...]

    14. Splintered seems to be another instance where I appear as the black sheep. I've seen numerous positive reviews of the novel before I went into it, and came out feeling pretty disappointed. A book I even thought at first I would absolutely love, ended up being just a little too drawn out. I had little love for the characters, and the fascinating twists came a little too late to grab a higher rating.I will say, the novel is not a complete let-down, especially for Alice in Wonderland fans. I, mysel [...]

    15. So I had to re-read this book, and I'm actually glad that I did, because a lot of the stuff in here--especially a huge chunk of the last half--I'd completely forgotten. Oh, and I have no idea why I ever considered myself Team Morpheus in the first place. He's kind of an ass. Actually I'm neither on Morpheus nor Jeb's side. I don't exactly love either of them. But I do love this book even now, exactly two years after my first read. I can finally read Unhinged now that I know all the necessary det [...]

    16. For this review, I will be utilizing the gloriously expressive face of Tom Hiddleston.To Splintered, I would basically just like to say one thing:When I saw the blurb for this book, I was a little unsure. I love Alice in Wonderland (both the book and the Disney movie. with like, every adaptation there's ever been). But the bit about Alyssa maybe being crazy sounded weird, and I'd also heard some negative things about Alice in Zombieland, so I was sort of wary of any YA take on this classic.Y'all [...]

    17. I sure wish now that I'd taken the blue pill and not read this bookOn paper, a book might seem like many things. Some might seem like rage-inducing snooze fests directed at sexist people with a death wish. Incredibly epic, of course, is the preferred synopsis of choice. When I picked up SPLINTERED, glossed over the synopsis a few times, and took it in with a final hard look, I saw one word flash across my eyes – AWESOME. And that was what I took when I opened my Kindle and started this one. So [...]

    18. Alyssa is a descendant of Alice Liddell- the Alice who inspired Carroll to write his tale of white rabbits and fantastical creatures. But, Alyssa has a family secret: the women of her bloodline go insane when they come of age.She tries to look on the positive side of this: "At least one good thing has come out of my inherited insanity. Without the delusions, I might never have found my artistic medium." pg 10, ebook.Alyssa is in love with Jeb, a dark and brooding young man with a penchant for gr [...]

    19. I Dare you to enter the world of Splintered “Oh, now being mad's not all that bad.” Alice In Wonderland - Potion Magic youtube/watch?v=xzgdr“No one knows what he or she is capable of until things are at their darkest.” Avril Lavigne - Official 'Alice (Underground)' youtube/watch?v=vyDRbAlyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alys [...]

    20. I have no words to describe how terrible Splintered was. Alice in Wonderland is a childhood favourite of mine, so I had pretty high expectations of Splintered. Unfortunately, I didn't like much anything about it. The plot was overdone. Way overdone. Alice the great-great-grandmother, then Alicia, then Alison, then Alyssa!? That is a bit much, don't you think?I was expecting a bit more from the plot. A little more substance and a little lessI found the whole thing a bit stupid. And don't even get [...]

    21. Buy this book on: | | Barnes and Noble | Audible | BookDepository (FREE WORLDWIDESHIPPING) |3 out of 5 stars (Please read my rating system below). I'm so glad that I finally got a chance to read this book! I met the author about 2 years ago so it was about time that I got a chance to read her work. Let me just say, A.G. Howard is one of the coolest authors you'll ever meet! I highly recommend going to one of her signings if you ever get the chance to. My favorite part of this book would hands d [...]

    22. Splintered is based upon real life Alice Liddell's story as created by Lewis Carroll. Little Alice pictured here. The females in her line all are inheriting madness. They here bugs and plants talking. Refuse to eat off of plates (teacups please). Until we come across Alyssa-she does not want to end up in the mental hospital and will venture down the rabbit's hole in order to stop it. This author did an amazing job on bringing a fairy tale to life. Creepy and so very easy pictured in your mind, W [...]

    23. Ok, unpopular opinion time: I love most retellings, but would rather just read the original Alice in Wonderland than see it get ruined like this. I did like some creative elements of this version of Wonderland! But the story itself was weird, full of YA cliches and slut-shaming, and just didn't hold my attention. The part that really killed the story for me was the characters I didn't necessarily like any of them, honestly. The Jeb guy was super controlling, condescending, and possessive -- and [...]

    24. I've been "reading" this for so long. All I know is that the only thing that will probably come out of my review for this one, is a rant. As much as I love slamming sexist novels, I think I'll take a break from attempting to get into "Splintered"(I had no idea it included sexism when I purchased it). For now it shall sit on my shelf, waiting until further notice.Maybe I'll return to it at the end of my YA-hype experiment.

    25. Splintered reads exactly like The Iron King, except without the awesomeness of Puck and Grimalkin.Both have incredible world-building. Even me, who has never officially watched Alice in Wonderland (Which come to think of it, is a serious flaw in my Disney education) can see the parallels Howard drew between the original and this wonderful reimagining. Old friends are here: the talking flowers, Cheshire cat, the Caterpillar (I'll get to Morpheus a bit later) and I absolutely loved the concept of [...]

    26. I'm gonna be honest with you: I liked Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It may seem like a bunch of nonsense, but I liked it. And the same can be said about Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There - this one being even more nonsense, but the plot was more clever if something that makes no sense can be clever.Of course I was gonna go crazy when I saw this was a retelling of that classic (if you don't believe me, just look at the pre-review below, which I wrote like two years ago) [...]

    27. "It's the Wonderland crew after a heavy dose of radiation poisoning."Splintered is a book you just have to stick with. My opinion of the book has drastically changed as soon as I hit the 100 pages mark. It transformed from a dull and tragically angsty story, to a twisted and beautiful one. Alyssa Gardner is a great-great-great-grandaughter of Alice Liddel- the girl who's dreams inspired Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Every female in her family that was born since Alice, has gon [...]

    28. Splintered is one of those books that has a great concept --the family of Alice Lidell (from Alice in Wonderland) is cursed with a special kinda crazy as a punishment for Alice's mistakes in Wonderland. Alyssa is only the latest in a line of women who hear the conversations of flowers and insects. Alyssa tries to hide the voices, killing the bugs and creating artwork while her mother wastes away in an insane asylum. Then she stumbles on a website about the rabbit hole and someone from Wonderland [...]

    29. Ugh. Unlikable characters, plotting issues up the wazoo, derivative world-building (Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's original book are NOT interchangeable, and it's really freaking obvious where the author rips off Burton wholesale) No thanks. The audio had a much better narrator than the book merited.Can the uber-possessive boyfriend thing stop now, please? Jeb, the main love interest (let's not kid ourselves that the love triangle was really a viable triangle in the first p [...]

    30. WANT THIS BOOK NOW! COME OUT ALREADY, YOU NEED TO BE READ BY ME! GIMME GIMME GIMME!Haha, see what I did there? ;)And isn't that cover just AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!?

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