Saturday, June 3, 2017

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

Hardcover436 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1250079217

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.

Wintersong was simply magical. This book was enchanting, breathtaking, sensual, and delicious. The world the author created in this book was stunning, lush, and consuming. Also, the plot of this book was extremely addictive. I never felt bored while reading Wintersong. I seriously couldn't put it down! I felt like I was sucked into this world and I wasn't released until the very end. 

The main character, Liesl, was such a well-written character. There were times I loved her and there were times I hated her, which made her seem that much more real. I felt every emotion Liesl felt and I felt like I was facing her struggles with her. She was kind, loyal, selfless, passionate, and thoughtful. But she also had times where she was selfish, rude, and jealous. These different sides to Liesl just made her seem more human and realistic. She was broken yet she was strong. I absolutely loved the way her character was written. Actually, two of my favorite things about her were her love for music and her love for her family. I don't usually care to read about music, but this author wrote music in such an enchanting and mesmerizing way that I fell in love with it. 

Now, the Goblin King...


At first, I really hated him. He was cruel, cunning, and deceitful. However, it turned out there was so much more to him than that wolf-like exterior. He was a complicated and tragic man who was actually quite tender and caring. I became captivated by him. I wanted to know more and more about him. I fell in love with him and his mysterious self. There are a lot of unanswered questions about him, so I am hoping those will be addressed in book two. 

The romance in this book killed me and brought me back to life again. The way the characters slowly fell in love felt so realistic and well written. The slow and sensual buildup was equally infuriating and intoxicating. I loved the tug and pull of the romance. The sensual side of the romance was written in such a magnificent and alluring way. I really applaud the author for creating such an exquisite romance. I WANT THEM TO BE A COUPLE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. 

I was not expecting to cry while reading this book, but boy, DID I CRY. CURSE YOU FOR MAKING ME CRY AND CURSE YOU FOR BREAKING MY HEART. The ending left me DYING to have more. I NEED TO GET BOOK TWO BECAUSE I NEED ANSWERS AND RESOLUTIONS. NOW. 

5 / 5 Fangs

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