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“Wintersong is a maze of beauty and darkness, of music and magic and glittering things, all tied together with exquisite writing. This is a world you will want to stay lost in.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Dark, romantic, and unforgettable, Wintersong is an enchanting coming-of-age story for fans of Labyrinth and Beauty and the Beast.
The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Rich with music and magic, S. Jae-Jones's Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.
"This was Labyrinth by way of Angela Carter. Deliciously romantic, with a nuanced Goblin King and a strong heroine, this story was rife with fairy tales, music, and enchantment." —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
From Publishers Weekly
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Elegant Prose and Mesmerizing Story
I voluntarily received an ARC of Wintersong by S. Jae Jones in exchange for an honest review.
I was very hesitant when I started reading Wintersong, because the idea of a book surrounding goblins did not sound appealing to me. I'm glad I kept an open mind about Wintersong because this book is mesmerizing. Jones's prose has an elegant feeling to it and really brings the story to life.
The story was a little confusing in the beginning, but all of my questions were answered as the story progressed and more details were revealed. I became frustrated with Elisabeth at times, but I understood her fierce desire to protect her family and take care of them at all costs.
Even though Wintersong has a magical and fairy tale like feeling to it, I would say this story is suited for readers on the older end of the young adult spectrum and older.
I have the real book and it is good so far haven't read it to the end but it is great
I absolutely LOVED this book!! It is an incredible fantasy fiction which I have come to really enjoy. This is such a powerful love story and path of self discovery. I can't wait until the next book! I am sure I could read this book again and realize new details I missed that are woven throughout the story. I am envious of the author's depth of creativity. J. J. did a fantastic job- 5 stars hands down!
- Level: Grades 7-13
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Feb 07, 2017
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English