Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday # 33

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.

This week I am waiting on Winterspell by Claire Legrand.

Publication: September 30, 2014

Publisher: 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 nothuman. 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 NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

This book sounds really interesting. Not to mention that the cover is totally beautiful. Love it.  I am not very familiar with The Nutcracker, but I am curious to try this one. It sounds like the perfect holiday read.  

What is on your radar for this week???


  1. The cover is gorgeous and I think I have it on my tbr just because of it lol. I didn't know it's relation to The Nutcracker, but I am familiar with TN, so yay. You should totally explore the original story :) I hope you like this one a lot!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  2. I love the cover a lot. Thanks so much Siiri!

  3. Great pick - Winterspell sounds sooo good :)
    My WoW

  4. The moment I saw this cover, I knew that I had to have it. Great choice of book for a WOW.

    Books of Love

  5. I'm not familiar with The Nutcracker that much either, but can't wait to read this! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. I have so much love for story retellings and i can just tell that this ones going to be really good :) Great pick!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book