Book Review: Winterling

Book Review: WinterlingWinterling by Sarah Prineas
Series: Winterling #1
Published by HarperCollins on January 3rd 2012
Pages: 256
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With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn’t belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the rush of wind through branches feels more real than school or the quiet farms near her house. Then she saves an injured creature—he looks like a boy, but he’s really something else. He knows who Fer truly is, and invites her through the Way, a passage to a strange, dangerous land.

Fer feels an instant attachment to this realm, where magic is real and oaths forge bonds stronger than iron. But a powerful huntress named the Mor rules here, and Fer can sense that the land is perilously out of balance. Fer must unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew and claim her true place before the worlds on both sides of the Way descend into endless winter.

Winterling initially caught my attention with its pretty cover. Sadly, I am total a sucker for those. But it looked like there would be more here than just a pretty cover.
 
Winterling is a true testament to what a whimsical book should be. From the cover to the very last page, Sarah Prineas held me captivated. I am always dying to find books like this, but sadly, most usually fail in one area or another. Winterling is quite possibly the most enchanting book that I have found in a long, long time.
 
Fer, our MC, was about as perfect as I could only hope she would be. A girl who a little different than most girls her age, and quite honestly, likes it that way. I was instantly drawn to her. I love a strong female heroine who plays by the beat of her own drum. And Fer does exactly that. Loved her.
 
It is not often that I find a book that lets your imagination run rampant, but mine really did with Winterling. Sarah Prineas creates a world that is pure imagination, yet real enough to where you don't feel as if it is impossible. I had a blast getting lost in Fer's world.
 
Final Verdict:
 
Winterling is a delightful fantasy. One that completely caught me by surprise with its magic. I cannot wait to read more by this author.
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5 responses to “Book Review: Winterling

  1. Bee

    What a GORGEOUS cover this has!

    And I love the review. It makes me want to grab the book right away. You said ‘enchanting’ and you had me sold!

  2. Cool to hear that this one worked. It sounded super cute and sometimes it’s nice to read a book that’s more about the adventure and imagination than the angst.

    Smiles!
    Lori

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