Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Winterspell
Shadows of Winterspell
Written by Amy Wilson
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date: 17th October
Summary (from Goodreads):
Stella has been living behind the magic of the forest for most of her life. Lonely, she enrolls at the local school, and as she begins to make friends, she discovers that she is even more different than she thought. But as autumn turns to magical winter, Stella realizes that uncovering her own family secret is the only way to release the forest from the grip of a dark and old magic.
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- I have loved every single one of Amy Wilson’s books, from A Girl Called Owl to A Far Away Magic and Snowglobe. Every single one has been magical, imaginative and transporting, meaning that I will read anything she has written!
- This book looks perfect for curling up with as the weather gets colder and darker.
- I love stories set in forests, especially as so many of our fairy tales and folk tales are set there. It is a kind of liminal space where anything can happen and I feel like these liminal spaces are where magic can creep in.
- Stella sounds like the kind of character that many readers will identify with, as well as her quest to make friends and feeling different from those around her.
- The idea of family secrets and an old, dark magic has me intrigued…
Not long to go until I can get my hands on this one – out tomorrow! Yay!
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, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright 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, Winterwood, Harley in the Sky, Into the Crooked Place, Butterfly Yellow, Seven Deadly Shadows.
Thanks for reading!