A.G. Howard is the #1 NYT & International Bestselling author of young adult retellings and spinoff novels including her dark Alice in Wonderland Splintered series; RoseBlood, a Phantom of the Opera adaptation; and Stain, an original gothic high fantasy / fairy tale inspired by The Princess and the Pea.
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Welcome to the real Wonderland… 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 their ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When Alyssa learns that what everyone thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality, she steps into the rabbit hole to a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. Join Alyssa’s own thrilling adventures as she drains an ocean of Alice’s tears, wakes the slumbering tea party, and subdues a vicious bandersnatch in hopes to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family, her friends, and all of Wonderland.
“Wonderfully dark, weird, and twisted, this richly drawn refashioning of [Lewis] Carroll’s classic fantasy…is equal parts thrilling fantasy adventure, poignant family drama, and journey of self-discovery, offering a distinctive and original story that remains faithful to the spirit of its source.”–Starred Review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Young Adult Horror Anthology
Publication date: August 18, 2015
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers. Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.
This Phantom of the Opera spin-off follows a high school senior who is sent to RoseBlood Academy — a French boarding school for musical arts inside a renovated opera house rumored to have ties to the classic opera — only to discover a very real danger lurks within that has awaited her for over a century.
A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea and set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice. For more info, follow this link.