Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wedesday: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

My pick this week is:

Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Expected release date: September 30th, 2014
from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

 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.
The cover for this book just came out yesterday and it made me want to read this book even more. The first thing that interested me about this book was the retelling of the Nutcracker. I'm not going to lie, it's mainly because I was obsessed with the Barbie version of this story when I was little. I loved it so much. Since I no longer have the VHS or a player to watch it on even if I did still own it, of course I'm going to jump on reading a different version of the story.

So there you go. Now you know my pick for this week and one of the many movies I watched over and over as a wee thing. You're welcome. Let me know in the comments what your waiting on this week!


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