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Review: Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Why I Chose this Book:

If any of you truly know me, you know my undying love for poetry—particularly Victorian poetry. So when I heard about this book being a retelling of Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, I was already all over it. I have always struggled with retellings, because most of the time they feel contrived or one-dimensional, but I was so ready to love this book! I really was.



Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

Synopsis:   

Beware 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. (Goodreads)

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