Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Winterspell by Claire Legrand


by Claire Legrand

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

WinterspellMy Review:
Winterspell by Claire Legrand


I took a break at 10% and then came back and made it to 40%. I thought it would give me a fresher perspective but I just could not get into this book. The characters vacillations were driving me nuts.

I received this ARC copy of Winterspell from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 30, 2014.

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