Book Release Time!
It is officially September 2nd, we are all on our way to our first classes here at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (unless you missed the train and rammed your flying car into the Whomping Willow, then you might have detention already…) and today marks the publishing date of The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy!
Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn’t forgotten their warning to “stay away.” For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the “special gifts” that must be left at the back of the property.
Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she’ll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.
Now, I read this book in a matter of… a day, maybe two and I really really enjoyed this story. It is a YA fantasy novel that’s all about winter, snow and well, fairies! I myself was really wanting to get into more fairy-related books and this was a really nice way to get into the genre.
If you are at all interested, I posted a review right here which you can read — I suppose it’s a little spoiler-y but I did try to keep it mostly vague overall because I didn’t want to give away too much. I thought this was a nice read with an original core storyline — it might take a little to get into (I myself got really obsessive around the 40% mark) but it is enjoyable all the same, in my opinion.
If you’re interested in fairy-related material like I was, check this book out and you might enjoy it as much as I did!
You can now find more information on The Winter People through the following channels:
As always, thank you for reading — I hope you enjoy your current reads and if you are not reading any books, I hope you enjoy your day.