Cover from Bustle
Yes, I think it’s beautiful. S. Jae-Jones’ covers sure are pretty. She’s so lucky! Wintersong (the first book) initially caught my eye because of the cover, I have to admit.
SHADOWSONG is the second book and it follows Wintersong, 6 months after Liesl left the Underground. For new readers, I would advise you to read Wintersong now! I’m not sure if you’ll understand Shadowsong without reading the first book–maybe you will, maybe you won’t–but why would you deprive yourself of one of the most epic reads I’ve had the fortune to enjoy? Go get it now!
Here’s where you can check out the excerpt for Shadowsong: https://www.bustle.com/p/s-jae-jones-returns-to-the-world-of-the-goblin-king-in-shadowsong-cover-excerpt-reveal-63280
Oooh, can’t wait, can’t wait for January 2018!!! I hope Liesl and the Goblin King have a happy ending… Too much to hope?
If you’re a fan like me for Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, here’s the scoop!
There’s a title for Wintersong #2! And it’s called….
And it’s coming January 30, 2018. Can’t wait! Hope we’ll see more of the Goblin King!
I got all that from the author’s newsletter, so sign up for it if you want immediate news from her.
And here’s some FAQ the author included in her newsletter: Continue reading
How did I not know this!!!
There’s a sequel to Wintersong, and it’s not a companion novel but a DIRECT SEQUEL!!! *squee squee* *happy dance*
Now I have to wait. *sigh sigh*
I am lost.
WINTERSONG is magical, with a fairy tale atmosphere that is heightened by the lovely, lyrical writing. Though there are echoes of Labyrinth (my favorite childhood movie!), the author took it beyond that to create a story and characters that are unforgettable and that will live in you long after you have finished reading the book. I can say definitely that WINTERSONG is a book that will go on my keeper shelf and that I will reread over and over until I have wrung the last bit of magic from it.
Told from the first person of view, Liesl or Elisabeth makes an engaging, self-aware narrator, and from her narration, we see how she grows from girl to woman, not just in terms of physical, but also in her emotional and mental maturity, in the self-actualization that she attains at the end. Her realization that she is “Elisabeth, entire”. The author takes us on this strange, wondrous, compelling journey, and while more astute readers may guess there’s only one outcome to this story, yet the journey to that end is filled with growth and realizations that both characters (Elisabeth and the Goblin King) would not have attained without these experiences.