I am soooooo excited to be a part of the blog tour for UNTAMED by A.G. Howard. This is such a fun tour and I love being able to revisit (and share) some of the character posts from the UNHINGED Blog Tour for my stop today. I also can’t wait to check out the playlist, the trailer and the first chapter of UNTAMED later this week.
And I absolutely cannot wait until UNTAMED’s release date this December. I have MISSED this world and its characters. I want to find out what else there is to know about Alyssa, Morpheus and Jeb. And while I have read The Moth in the Mirror, I am thrilled to have a reason to read it again.
In addition to a look back at some of the series’ characters, for my stop today, I have an awesome international prize pack giveaway AND a US giveaway for a bunch of amazing bookish prizes. If you’d like the chance to win either (or both) giveaways just scroll down to the Rafflecopters to enter.
But before all that, feel free to check out the guest post from Author A.G. Howard in which she links to each of the character stops she wants us to see and which will help answer the questions she posed.
Title & Series: UNTAMED (Splintered #3.5)
Author: A.G. Howard
Release date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: Amulet Books
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
Return to Wonderland…
A post-Ensnared collection of three stories—available in both print and e-versions.
Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.
In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.
This collection expands upon Ensnared‘s epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of our favorite Splintered characters.
The Guest Post
Welcome to day two of the Untamed virtual book tour! Today, we’re looking back at our favorite characters from the Splintered Series.
These four posts were originally taken from the Unhinged virtual book tour, back in fall 2013. Click on the links then scroll down and read the posts to find answers for the questions provided. Then come back and use these answers to unlock the INTL rafflecopter.
Question: In the Halloween memory scrapbook, what costume did Jenara make for herself at age thirteen?
Question: What was the first book on Thomas and Alison’s list of haunting, romantic reads?
Stop #3: Morpheus and Jeb’s monster debate
Question: In the monster debate, what creature did Morpheus put up against Jeb’s choice of Medusa?
Question: In the twitter chat, what’s the third thing Morpheus is thankful for?
Today’s International Prize Pack Giveaway
And here is today’s INTL prize pack…
- ONE (1)-Purple Unhinged Themed watch, ONE (1)-AiW jumbo gift tag, ONE (1)-Chessie tail key chain, + Signed Unhinged PB – to ONE winner INT’L
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
Be sure to join us again tomorrow at over at All The Write Notes for the reveal of the Official Untamed Playlist!
**Also, for domestic-only readers, don’t forget to enter the Abram’s rafflecopter for 10 Untamed hardbacks and 5 Untamed posters, provided each day at each stop!**
The Tour-wide Giveaway
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- TEN (10) winners will receive a hardcover copy of UNTAMED – US Only
- FIVE (5) winners will receive an UNTAMED poster – US Only
FOUR (4) additional giveaways will be taking place through the tour, so make sure to check each blog for their giveaway items and details!
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
About A.G. Howard
A.G. Howard 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.
When she’s not writing, 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.
Other Books in the Series
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.
An original ebook-only novella in the Splintered series, told from the points of view of both Jeb and Morpheus. Morpheus wants to know more about his rival for Alyssa’s affections, so he digs into Jeb’s memories of his time in Wonderland. But he may be surprised by what he finds.
This brand-new story and perspective from A.G. Howard’s dark, magical world stands alone, but also provides a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in Unhinged, the sequel to Splintered.
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.
If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she’ll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world–a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?
The Tour Schedule
Nov. 16th | Two Chicks on Books – Revisit Wonderland settings + scavenger hunt for INTL prizes
Nov. 17th | Fiktshun – Revisit the main characters + scavenger hunt for INTL prizes
Nov. 18th | All the Write Notes – UNTAMED playlist reveal + US only giveaway
Nov. 19th | Adventures of a Book Junkie – UNTAMED book trailer reveal + INTL giveaway
Nov. 20th | Dark Faerie Tales – UNTAMED first chapter reveal + INTL giveaway