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. @goodreads
So 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, I just love him and his beautiful blue wings =)
The thing is, Alyssa is related to the Alice Liddell that Lewis Carroll wrote about and they all go mad . . .
Alyssa's mom is in an insane asylum for talking about rabbit holes and trying to kill Alyssa and talking bugs and flowers. Alyssa and her dad visit Alison in the ward all of the time. But things are just not as they seem. Why would they be, it's all cray in Wonderland world.
Alyssa is a skater girl and she can hear the bugs and plants talking too. She thinks she's going to go mad like all of the other women in the family.
But no, she just ends up going to Wonderland to be with Morpheus and try to help her mom. And of course Jeb just has to go along and for a while there I was ill reading all of his nonsense.
Alas, the crazy ensued and we were off to the races with madness all around. There were a lot of pretty cool parts, some morbid but hey, it is what it is.
And the freaking book covers on these books are some of the most amazing I have ever seen!!!!!
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