AUTHOR: S. Jae-Jones
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
PUBLISHED: February 7th 2017
PUBLISHER: Titan Books
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.
Dark, romantic, and powerful, S. Jae-Jones’s Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.
Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.
I’m not 100% sure how to rate this book. I might come back and change it or not.
I had mixed feelings about the writing. At some points it was beautiful and great but sometimes it just wasn’t. What also bothered me a little, were all the musical words. I have no idea what any of those meant since I’m not a least bit musical. I would have really appreciated some explanation rather than having to google everything myself.
Some of the characters, Liesl included, were somewhat nonchalant for me. There were parta when I just wanted to skim read past Liesl’s angst and conintue when Der Erlkönig was present again. I mean him Iloved! He was mischevious but he could also be very loving and caring whenever he wanted to. I really like his character building.
The story itself kept me awake many nights. It started so strong and gripping that I couldn’t put it down. But somewhere in the middle it became quite boring. It became repetitive and made no sense. As why did that all have to happen multiple times?
Wintersong, of better yet, The Gobling King, managed to make me shed some tears despite everything! Gosh he is toi damn sweet for his own good! I need to get the second book and I need him to have a happy ending!