“Waiting” on Wednesday: Winterspell

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Winterspell - Claire LegrandWinterspell by Claire Legrand

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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

So I was watching Bob’s Burger yesterday and it was the episode where Tina gets two dates to the dance, and Jimmy Jr. and Josh have a dance off. And when Josh does his part, he does the Nutcracker, and and reminded of this book, lol. Anyway, I love the sound of this and I’m always a sucker for retellings!

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Winterspell”

  1. Me, too! Completely sucker for a good retelling. I am dying for this one, as I’m already hearing amazing things about it. Plus, the cover…love.

    1. Agree for all it! I’m definitely loving the cover (:

  2. I love retellings, as well, so this book is already on my TBR list 🙂 Not to mention, the Nutcracker doesn’t get many retellings at all, unlike Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella, so I’m doubly looking forward to this one.
    My WoW

    1. Yes, I love that it’s something that isn’t done often!

  3. Every time I see this one on a WOW, I get excited all over again! I really can’t wait to read it, and I adore a good retelling. 🙂

    My WOW

  4. Winterspell’s on my TBR, too! ^__^ The cover’s gorgeous, and I love the idea of a retelling of The Nutcracker.

  5. You had me at RETELLING. I love retellings! Adding to the TBR!

  6. I love retellings! I’m not sure, but I think you can still download this one via Edelweiss? Anyway, I’m excited to read it! 😀

  7. I am so excited for this one – so much so that I’m afraid what will happen if it disappoints me. The cover is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

  8. Beautiful cover and blurb. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  9. Yesssssssss, seriously. I. Want. And the covers pretty badass. 😉

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  10. I love retellings and can’t wait to read Winterspell! I’ve had my eye on this for a while now, hopefully it lives up to expectations. Great pick!

  11. Awesome pick! I haven’t heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  12. Yayy for more Story retellings! I have an e-Arc of this book, and i can’t wait to start it.

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Books

  13. Mmm, this is on my list too!! I’m really excited to see how the author updates this classic tale. I especially like that no one else has really thought to do this before. Horray for originality! My WoW.

  14. I’ve seen this one around before, but I haven’t read the blurb before now. I hope you enjoy reading this! Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  15. I’m so excited for this one! Retellings rock!

  16. Edelweiss! I got it from Edelweiss a few months and I still haven’t read it yet… but I’m getting there. Still on the September 2nd review books LOL

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  17. I’ve been seeing this one around, love the sound of it and added it to my must read list 😀

  18. Ahahahahahaha. I love Bob’s Burgers! I only started watching recently, but it’s just hilarious and bizarre. 🙂 I love that it reminded you of this book, because I’m DYING for this! It’s so pretty, too!

  19. With you! This looks and sounds so good. Definitely excited! Great pick!

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