Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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

Here's my WOW pick for this week:

by Claire Legrand
YA Urban Fantasy
September 30th 2014 by 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.

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Why can't I wait for this book? I love that the plot is one I haven't seen in YA before. Okay, so it is based on The Nutracker (actually that alone would get me to grab this since I love that story), but I've never read a rendition of that story in YA (as I mentioned), or anywhere else to be honest, and the plot, setting, and characters sound really interesting! I also LOVE that this is a stand-alone novel and that fabulous cover!

What do you think? Is this one on your can't-wait-to-read list or will be?


  1. This book sounds so good, I can't wait to read it. Great pick! :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. This was my pick a few weeks ago. I love the cover art and blurb. Hope we both read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. Set in New York during 1899...I'm so in!. This sounds amazing, plus the fact that it's a stand-alone is even better because I'm becoming completely overwhelmed by the amount of trilogies and series that are released.

    Happy Wednesday! :)

    Claire (Confessions of a Dreamer

  4. I can not wait to read this too! I love Claire's writing and this is just the most brilliant concept

  5. Pretty unique indeed! Looks amazing at it sounds too, which doesn't hurt. :) So can't wait to read it.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. Winterspell sounds so good. It looks like it will be an amazing book. Great WOW pick.


  7. Ohhh I'm so ready to read this one! I got an e-arc from Edelweiss and I can't wait to finally get to it. Great pick!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  8. Kortney Picker7/14/14, 7:09 PM

    I would get this for my daughter and I would get the P-K book, I love having this for her to work on!

  9. I ended up getting several of them to get my kids brains start to get ready for school to begin in a few weeks. Very easy to use.

  10. I like how they incorporate a little of everything too.

  11. Bloglovin is really, really easy, but I do try to always have one free entry - like with this one it was entering your address to mail the prize to.

  12. Lol! I've got 4 and a friend of mine is about to have her sixth, so I know what you mean. :)

  13. Okay you convinced me I will see what I can do to get on GFC I think I might have figured that one out.

  14. I hope you figured it out.

  15. Yes I sure did! thanks for the extra push!


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