Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday #7: Winterspell

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is: 

by Claire Legrand
Publication Date: September 30, 2014


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.

Since the Splintered series, I've been totally into retellings. I've read The Nutcracker (pop-up book) and I've seen various cartoons. I remember having mixed feelings about it, but this book looks like it is going to be awesome! I may wait and read it around Christmas, but either way I'm going to be giving this one a try. 

I'm also hosting a book blitz and giveaway today! 


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.