Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #153 - Winterspell by Claire Legrand
by Claire Legrand
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Publication Date: September 30th 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781442465985
Available for Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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. (Goodreads)

I absolutely love the cover and summary for this novel.
It sounds like it's going to be amazing!
Especially when the story is inspired by The Nutcracker.
Super excited that I got an advance copy of this.
I'm planning to read it asap!

What are you Waiting on this week??

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


  1. Oh very nice! Seeing a lot of this one around! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. This is the first time I've seen this book, I hope when you decide to pick it up it will meet your expectations!

    My WW :)

  3. Such a chilling cover, I really love the premise for this one :) Great pick!!
    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  4. The cover is amazing! Def. want to read this book.

  5. I agree, this one sounds like it will be absolutely brilliant :D We don't see many stories inspired by The Nutcracker so that alone is exciting to me! I hope you LOVE it once you read it! Awesome pick ^^

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  6. This sounds so awesome! The Nutcracker is one of my most favorite Christmastime stories/movies/ballets, so this dark twist sounds right up my alley. I will also prob read it around Christmastime! Thank you for bringing this into my radar!


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