Waiting on Wednesday: Winterwood

Waiting on Wednesday: Winterwood



Written by Shea Ernshaw

320 pages

Published by Simon Pulse

Publication date: 5th November 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance set deep in the magical snow-covered forest, where the appearance of a mysterious boy unearths secrets that awakens the enchanted, but angry, woods.

Be careful of the dark, dark wood . . .

Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • I love stories set in forest and woods. Fairytales are often set in forests because of how deep and mysterious they are and I just love the feeling that being surrounded by the woods can give. I find my own imagination sparking on my daily walk through the woods and it is all too easy to imagine that all of the stories you have heard just might be around the corner…
  • Stories about witches are ones that I am also guaranteed to pick up, whether or not the people concerned actually have magical powers or have been designated as witches by their superstitious neighbours.
  • I am already intrigued by the mystery of what happened to Oliver during his time in the woods – what did he see or experience and can he really not remember it?
  • I loved how this author wove together folklore and urban legends in her first book, The Wicked Deep, so I am sure to enjoy this one too!
  • It is due out in November, which will be when the weather is darkening down for winter so it will be the perfect time to read this chilly tale!


What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia UnleashedBright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, Collision, Rumblestar, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment. House of Salt and Sorrows, Sanctuary, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon, Gumiho/Wicked Fox, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Kingdom, The Taste of Rain, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Chinglish.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Summer Bird Blue, The Pretender or The Gilded King?

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Thanks for reading!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorryn says:

    I am so excited for this book. I’ve been dying for it since I finished Wicked Deep last year. I love Shea’s writing plus she’s a great person.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I loved The Wicked Deep and I like the sound of Winterwood even more! I haven’t been lucky enough to meet the author yet but maybe someday 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lorryn says:

        I haven’t met her yet either. I would love to though. I have talked to her on twitter and she is always the sweetest.


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