Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Winterspell by Claire Legrand 
Release date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical fantasy
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 nothuman. 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.

A retelling of The Nutcracker? Count me in! I love dark fairytales and the early buzz for this has been fantastic.

 Waiting on Wednesday Is Hosted By: Breaking the Spine


  1. I'm excited for this one too! I enjoyed Legrand's other books although I think they were aimed at a younger audience.

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    2. I haven't read any of her other books, but I'm glad you enjoyed them!


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