Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Winterspell

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Winterspell



Shadows of Winterspell

Written by Amy Wilson

256 pages

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 RoaredThe Exact Opposite of OkayTo Kill a KingdomStarfishThe GloamingThe Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me FeelThe Queens of Innis LearLegendary, Nyxia UnleashedBright RuinA Thousand Beginnings and EndingsEmpress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and GoldStorm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves,Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the CraneDragon Pearl,Last of Her NameThe FamilarsA Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the WitchOnce Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, RomanovEcho North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange TreeSpin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, CollisionRumblestarThe Last Spell BreatherThe Starless SeaThe Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, ContainmentHouse of Salt and Sorrows, Sanctuary, Stronger than a Bronze DragonGumiho/Wicked FoxPan’s LabyrinthThe KingdomThe Taste of RainThe Ten Thousand Doors of January, Chinglish, Winterwood, Harley in the Sky, Into the Crooked Place, Butterfly Yellow, Seven Deadly Shadows.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel WoodTangleweed and BrineSummer Bird BlueThe Pretender or The Gilded King?

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Thanks for reading!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m so looking forward to this!! I really like Amy Wilson, and her books are perfect as wintry reads I always think.
    Amy x


  2. Lilyfae says:

    Yep want this one SO BAD


  3. A new Amy Wilson book is always a good thing. I’m very looking forward to this one


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