Review of Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones

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

Review: I was beyond excited for this book to come out because for months I had heard the best of things about this book and had also heard that it was going to be just amazing. But to my complete and utter disappointment, “Wintersong” was so lacking that I had to go to FanFiction to console myself for such a crappy book. I’m sorry if others (you) feel differently about this book but there were so many things that just kept putting me off this book from the start. And I tried my hardest to keep an open mind through the whole of the book and just kept hoping that the book had to get better. Sadly it never did, and now I’ve had to stop reading retelling s for a while and find another genre to sooth my reading mood.

Favorite Quote: N/A

Would I? Tell others to read this? Nope. Do a reread? Nope.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, 436 pages

Young Adult. Fantasy. Romance. Retelling. Mature Content.

Published February 7th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books.

SummaryBeware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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