Winterling (Winterling #1)
“We live here, my girl, because it is close to the Way, and echoes of its magic are felt in our world. The Way is a path leading to another place, where the people are governed by different rules. Magic runs through them and their land.”
With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn’t belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the...more
[Dec 2011 update] has been preordered, from the US. November 8th in the UK? Sorry, Quercus, not a chance.
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I hadn't quite taken on board that this was a portal fantasy, rather than completely invented world like the Magic Thief books, so was very surprised when the protagonist thought about whether there'd be tofu for dinner. :) It's nice to know that Sarah Prineas can wr ...more
I'm having a hard time writing this review because I REALLY wanted to love this book. After all, both Ingrid Law (author of Saavy) and Kristin Cashore (author of Graceling) said lovely things that were quoted on the back cover. I'm a librarian ...more
However, the book suffers from a lack of polish. Fer's situation with her grandmother, called Grand-Jane, is difficult and s ...more
Fer has always felt like she doesn't quite belong in this world. In the woods one night she rescues a boy, except the boy isn't exactly human. The boy invites Fer into the Way and into a dangerous fairyland. Fer feels strangely at home in this other place but senses that somet ...more
Sarah Prineas conjures a world of frost and snow and magic and peril. At the core of a story that doesn't skimp on thrilling chases and dangerous secrets, we have Fer, a compelling hero readers will care about and root for. Joining Fer is a fascinating cast of allies and enemies, from grouchy Rook to snarling wolf people. Winterling captures the best elements of classic fantasy tales and puts them in a fr ...more
I had the good fortune of reading this book in manuscript form. I instantly fell in love with Fer and her adventures. Prineas creates a rich, wild world every bit as enticing as her city of Wellmet in the The Magic Thief series. Fer, in her patchwork coat, is a great heroine -- not the stereotypical plucky girl, but heroic in her own unique way. Can't wait to get more of Fer and Rook in boo ...more
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So, I can easily see any child 5 staring this puppy. It's excellent. The was thoroughly invested in the story and the characters. My heart raced at the appropriate mom ...more
Originally posted here.
Here it is, the first of my Most Anticipated Reads of 2012. Winterling by Sarah Prineas was well worth the anticipation. This is one of the books that just fit me and my mood perfectly.
Yay for heroines who ask questions! Again. And again. And again. Until they finally get the answers they need. Also, yay for heroines who persist in what they know is right even when others say it is a lost cause. Fer had me smiling through the entir ...more
I do like the way that Prineas takes faerie lore and both manages to stick with it generally, but also change it enough to make it her own - like the Mór being an analog to the Morrigan, what ...more
As you may have guessed by now, I absolutely LOVED Winterling! =D I really, really hope she writes a sequel (or two or three, or maybe five or six) because I just have to know more! It's apparent that Sarah Prineas ...more
Winterling by Sarah Prineas
From the back of the book: With her boundless curiosity and spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn't belong. She hears the call of the wild wood, of the secrets it whispers to her. But when her grandmother reveals clues about the disappearance of her father and his mystical bond to her mother, Fer begins to unlock the secrets about the parents she n ...more
The Mor is ruling this land and wants to convince Fer to be her f ...more
Fer is a well-writte ...more
This middle-grade fantasy is an action-packed, interesting introduction to the concepts of the world of fairy--without ever using the words fairy or fey. The main character, Jennifer, known as Fer, is a wild child who has learned spell lore from her grandmother. When she accidently opens a “way” to the other world, she discovers her connection to this world, and learns that this world needs her to correct a grievous wrong. Nature -- its essential wildness and damp muddy earthin ...more
What I need to compliment about this book is the ten ...more
On another note…I was severely saddened because so many elements of this book echo that of a book I currently am writing. I HATE when that happens. It looks like I copied Sarah Prineas’s work…and t ...more
Jennifer (or "Fer") is often pestered, teased and even bullied at school. Because of this, Fer often feels like she doesn't fit in. And she is right on more levels than she knows...
After having a rough day at school, Fer decides to take the long way home so she can enjoy the outdoors more than usual since her Grand-Jane keeps her under lock and key at home. Upon coming home, Fer's Grand-Jane gets angry an ...more