Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Will Winter Ever End?

Grand Jane always tells Jennifer (Fer) that she must come home right after school, and that the woods are a dangerous place for her. But Fer loves the woods and feels as if they speak to her, she can't help but sneak away whenever possible. When she touches the lake and electricity shoots through her fingers she's not prepared for what happens next. Suddenly there's a boy being attacked by wolves. After saving him, she brings him to her house against his will. This is the catalyst for Fer learning about where she comes from. Finding out that she's from another world and that her father once went through “the way” to be with her mother, Fer knows that she must do the same. Only showing up in a strange land and not knowing who to trust is very difficult. Fer is weary of “the lady” who says she was friends with her parents. Although she doesn't understand the ways of this world, Fer is doing her best to bring springtime to this Winterland and her home. Is “the lady” to be trusted? Is spilling blood the only way to end winter on either side of the way? Will Fer ever find out what happened to her parents? Jump into this book to discover a new world!

This was the first book I've read by Sarah Prineas. Winterling is a fantasy novel that will entice those who love books about other lands and different creatures. I liked the way the characters were developed, and I could relate to the main character, Jennifer. She's kind and helpful, even to those who aren't nice to her. It made me want to be friends with her! It was interesting to learn about the herbs that Grand Jane teaches Fer about, and I enjoyed trying to figure out who Jennifer should and shouldn’t trust. I wouldn’t want to be in a land where it's winter all the time, but Fer handles the situation better than I would. This is the first in a series of three books, and I look forward to reading the rest!

Has anyone else read Winterling? Or have you read another book by Sarah Prineas? We’d love to hear your thoughts!


Happy reading!
~ L

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39 comments:

  1. A fan of woodland settings and of course all the different creatures, this sounds like my kind of read.

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    1. Tracy- It is a fun fantasy! :) ~L

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  2. Can't go wrong with lands and creatures

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  3. Sounds interesting; haven't read it or even heard of the author, but does sound fascinating.

    betty

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    1. Betty- So glad it sounds good to you. :) ~L

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  4. Love the cover and the premise is intriguing.

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    1. TBM- Isn't the cover awesome! :) ~L

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  5. Woodland creatures and fantasy..... sounds great.... Although I had read her recent release Ash & Bramble which didn't really wow me ...... but maybe this one will be different.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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    1. Aparajita- I haven't read anything else by this author but this seemed like a good start to a series. :) ~L

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  6. This story sounds really good... I know I could not live in a place where it was Winter all the time... I can barely handle the Winter's we have now xox ♡

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    1. Launna- I would not want to live in a place that was winter all the time either. I like a few snowfalls, but then I am done. :) ~L

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  7. I'm not a huge reader of fantasy, but your review makes this one very enticing. Thanks for telling me about it.

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    1. Rosi- Glad this sounds enticing to you! :) ~L

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  8. I like the sound of the herbs. I would certainly not want to live in a land of Winter all the time. I am not a big fan of snow and cold.

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    1. Heidi- I really liked the herb tie in. Winter all the time would be too much for me! :) ~L

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  9. There's one for my daughter. She loves that author, and while I have yet to pick up one of the books, I trust her judgement.

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    1. Crystal- I hope your daughter loves it. How awesome that she is a fan of Sarah Prineas. :) ~L

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  10. I have not read this one but you have made me want to. This is the kind of book I love!

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    1. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for letting us know.

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    2. Patty- I bet you will love it! :) ~L

      Olivia- You are welcome. Enjoy! :) ~L

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  11. Blogger is being difficult. Hopefully this comment will land.
    Thanks for the nudge. This is a book right up my very broad street - and I am a big fan of the pared back elegance and beauty of winter.

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    1. Elephant's Child- So sorry that Blogger was being difficult. I am glad this sounds like a great book to you. :) ~L

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    1. Beth Ellyn Summer- I hope you get to read it soon! :) ~L

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  13. It's been a long time since I've read a fantasy. Maybe it's time to give one a try!

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    1. Stephanie- It is definitely time for another fantasy. Enjoy! :) ~L

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  14. I haven't read this book, but it sounds fascinating. And the cover is gorgeous. Thanks.

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    1. Beverly- I love the cover too! :) ~L

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  15. I wouldn't want to be in a place where it's winter all the time either. The story sounds good, especially the trust part. I'm curious about the lady who claims to be a friend of Fer's parents. The cover is pretty!

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    1. Claudine- I agree with you about winter! There is definitely a lot for the reader to try to figure out when it comes to who to trust. Isn't the cover great? :) ~L

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  16. Great review. I really love this cover.

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    1. Kelly- Thanks! I love the cover too! :) ~L

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  17. I haven't read it yet. Sounds like a good read though.

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  18. This story sounds good. Would love to read it.

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    1. Nas- I am glad Winterling sounds good to you. :) ~L

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  19. So glad to hear that the first book in the series was such an enjoyable beginning for you to read. It seems like the perfect time for you to read this with Winter well on it's way. Fantasy is a perfect genre choice <3

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    1. Olivia- Savannah- I always like when the first book in a series is good and then you have more great things to look forward to with the next books. Definitely the perfect time to read Winterling. :) ~L

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