Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Historical Young Adult Fantasy
S. Jae-Jones
4.5 stars TOP PICK MILD
Turn of the 19th Century in Bavaria

S. Jae-Jones creates an enthralling story-line in her debut novel. This is a coming of age novel written in the first person limited point of view. You will laugh, cry, be shocked and annoyed in this reality blended with fairy tale. A young adult novel that is for ages 12 and up, however, due to some language and non-descriptive intimacy scenes, that use musical terms as descriptions, discretion should be used on the younger side. This book will leave you with some questions as to what happens next, setting up for a second installment. Suggested recommendation for ages 15 and up for lovers of romantic fantasy, you will not want to miss this amazing tale; you will be up late in the night just to see what happens next.

SUMMARY: Liesl and her brother and sister have heard tales all their lives about the Goblin King and the Underground where the Goblins live. Liesl must figure out how to get to the Underground to save her sister after she is abducted by the Goblin King. Liesl has a deadline but magic clouds her memories and delays her. The Goblin King must take a bride to save the world from eternal winter. Will Liesl be able to keep her wits about her while the magic is working against her?   (THOMAS DUNN, Feb. 2017, 448 pp, $18.99)

Reviewed for RT Book Reviews
ISBN: 978-1250079213