Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
Claire Legrand
Expected Publication: September 30, 2014
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 Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
Why am I waiting for this? Because it's a fairy tale retelling. A fairy tale retelling that is NOT Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast or Alice in Wonderland (I know it's not a fairy tale. Bear with me).
Ayanami Faerudo


  1. I've been seeing this book a lot lately, and I hope you'll like it. :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. A Nutcracker retelling! I hope it works. This has the possibility to be awesome:)

  3. I just added this to my TBR list few days back, because I don't think I've ever read a NutCracker retelling. Should be interesting - great pick! :)


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