Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#188): Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 KΓ€the 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 KΓ€the 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. 



I only heard about this one fairly recently, but all I had to see was the word "goblin" and I was sold!

56 comments:

  1. This is the first time I have seen this one. Sounds like it could be good.

    My WOW

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  2. YESSSS!! I've been sold on this one for quite a while and I'm OH SO EXCITEEEED!!

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  3. Really excited for this one too! Sounds freaking amazing!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. "A Life for a life"? I've heard that one before. LOL! Feyre and Tamlin, anyone? The heroine is supposed to die for her sister, but she falls in love instead. I didn't like Feyre in ACOTAR, but I hope Liesl does a better job. Anyway, you have me intrigued now. Adding to my list!

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    1. I don't like Feyre either! I'm hoping this book is nothing like ACOTAR. Cross your fingers, Lekeisha!

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  5. This sounds exactly like Stolen Songbird! But I love a good Beauty and the Beast story, I love you live it:-)

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    1. Hopefully better than that series though, LOL. And hopefully better than ACOTAR. ;)

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  6. First I'm hearing of it but I love the cover! Sounds interesting so will have to add it to my TBR to check out later myself! My WoW

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    1. Isn't it great? I hope you like it, if you read it!

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  7. Haven't heard of this one but it is definitely going on my TBR! Thanks for highlighting it this week.

    I also LOVE the cover. It's reminding me of a few other YA covers right now (Passenger, Blackhearts) but I do love that style and this one in particular is stunning!

    My #WoW is on my blog Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Oohh, I see what you mean! The symbology trend in YA covers is amazing. :D

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    2. Oh! And Long May She Reign! I forgot that one. And I'm so looking forward to it! :) I have coverly love for all of them.

      Thanks for visiting me back earlier.

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    3. I'm curious about that one as well, though I did not download it this week. I'm still deciding if I want to read it, as I did not like Thomas's first two books. :D

      You're welcome!

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  8. I'm very curious about this one too because of the goblins, Alyssa. The cover is pretty too!

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    1. It's shelf-worthy! Hopefully the story is good too. ^_^

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  9. I just got the egalley of this a week or two ago, I'm so excited for it! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

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    1. Nice! I wasn't even looking for it! It would be months before I could let myself read an eARC of a Feb. 2017 novel, so I'm not complaining.

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  10. This book sounds soooo amazing, I'm dying to read it! And what a gorgeous cover ^__^ Lovely pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  11. This one has a really striking cover, and goblins are always a plus. :)

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  12. *lays down on floor* I want it, Alyssa. I NEED IT. And definitely yes to "goblins" being all you need to hear.

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    1. Me too! I hope we get to read it soon. =)

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  13. I always think of Labyrinth when reading about Goblin Kings. This one sounds so good.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  14. I also thought about the movie Labyrinth while reading this synopsis but this one does really looks and sounds absolutely amazing and fantastic! Great pick Alyssa here is my WOW pick for this week.

    http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/waiting-on-wednesday-46-beneath-surface.html#more

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    1. That's great! I'll have to watch that movie, because I didn't get the reference. ;) Thank you, Katiria!

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  15. I love the sound of this. And that cover. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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  16. aaaaahhhh I have that on my wishlist too, but can´t decide if I´ll buy it or not ... Hope you will enjoy it when you get it.

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  17. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet, but it is definitely being added to my list now. The synopsis sounds so good!


    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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    1. It really does! Definitely creative in the YA world. ^_^

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  18. This is also in my TBR!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Excellent pick! I want to read this one as well. Oh and that cover is just breathtaking! I love it. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. YAY! And I love the cover too! It's shelf-worthy. <3

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  20. This book is already on my to-read list and I am so so excited for it to be released! I've never actually read a book about goblins before but this one sounds amazing, I was the same I was sold as soon as I saw the word goblin :D
    Plus it's a gorgeous cover.
    Great picks for this week! :)

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    1. Great minds think alike! I hope you enjoy this book if you get the chance to read it. ^_^

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  21. OMG, another AWESOME PICK!!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! I'm waiting on this one, too, although I haven't featured it on my blog. However, I LOVE this cover so much, I featured it in one of my "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts a couple of weeks ago! But I LOVE the plot, too, of course!!! This is one book I'm having a VERY hard time waiting for..... I need it in my hands NOW.

    Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for commenting on my own WOW post this week! Sorry for the late comment back.... Happy Friday!! (Well. it's already Friday in my neck of the woods, lol.) <3 :)

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    1. Oooo, that's great! That sounds like a fun feature. =)

      Thank you, Maria! No worries!

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  22. I've seen this one around, but I still haven't added it to my TBR yet. I wonder why... Huh.

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories.

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  23. This is one I cannot wait for as well, great pick! I know it's silly comparing it to Labyrinth but I can't help it everytime I read they synopsis. Thanks for stopping by my WoW and sharing.

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    1. Interesting! I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it, Kristin. You're welcome!

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  24. I'm so excited about this book, too! It sounds so lovely!

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  25. Ahh, I just like this cover SO MUCH :D It is gorgeous. I must admit that I have not read the summary yet, haha :D And not doing it just yet either. But soonish. I hope you will end up loving this one :)

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    1. Me too! It is gorgeous. LOL, you should take a look. :D Thank you, Carina!

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  26. OMG I"m so so so excited for this one!!!
    It looks amazing, the cover's gorgeous, and the author is fabulous. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it!

    (and thanks for visiting my blog <3)

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    1. I hope you do too, Faith! You're welcome. =)

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