June 15, 2018

#BookReview: Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones

About the Book:

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 and spirit and inspired her musical compositions. 

Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesel 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. 

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, Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won't soon forget.

Reviewed By:Jessica P. 
Publisher:Thomas Dunne Books
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy (Retellings) 
How I Acquired this book: Purchased 
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
S. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is an artist, an adrenaline junkie, and erstwhile editrix. When not obsessing over books, she can be found jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, co-hosting the Pub(lishing) Crawl podcast, or playing dress-up. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in North Carolina, as well as many other places on the internet, including Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and her blog. She is the author of Wintersong.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one started out fairyly well but then kind of didn't work out. 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Maybe 

Notes and Opinions: This book started out very well. It was well paced I really enjoyed the dual POVs.  But after getting through this one I found it very repeaty and well the story just felt like it was one of those surface stories vs. one that gets down into the meat of the plot.  This one felt like all the points were there but when it came to it the execution just wasn't there for me.  The story was fairly interesting and I will be reading book two but I do not see myself rereading this one in the furture.  This is one of those books where you either love it or hate it.  So many parts of this book were just so so in the meh department.  I kind of wished that I would have DNFed it.  

It was like the first part of the story was amazing then as it went on it just went downhill. The romance was just blah and the characters and story itself just died. 

Also when this book starts and the sister's get to the market and people just start singing it was REALLY WEIRD!! I would have loved to have an expliation for it early on. 

Go Into This One Knowing: meh

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