Waiting on Wednesday #69: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Winterspell by Claire Legrand.

Expected Publication: September 30, 2014.
by: Simon & Schuster BYR.

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 nothuman. 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 NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Why I'm excited:
Go read that synopsis again. That + Nutcracker + the wondrous Claire Legrand = need like nothing else. 'Nuff said.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. So excited for this. I love Clair LeGrand's books and this sounds incredible.

  2. This one was on my most anticipated reads of 2014 list back in December! I am also crazy excited by that synopsis. Did you request a copy on Edelweiss yet?!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  3. This book is going to be wonderful! If it's not I'll cry.
    My WoW

  4. This was my last WOW. A darker version of the Nutcracker sounds really interesting.

    My WOW


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