The Winter People
Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay ...more
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This is my first DNF review, so I have no idea how I will go about this. It'll most likely just be a rant of what made me stop reading.
Basically, this beautiful cover is a lie. It's misleading, and I have yet again fallen into the trap of requesting just based on cover. I know, I know, but hey! That blurb was really interesting too. And I was reall ...more
Between the stunning cover and dramatic synopsis, who wouldn't want to read The Winter People? It is every paranormal lovers’s dream, drama, romance, mysterious "winter people," the looming threat of death, insanity, and of course magic. What more could you want?
Unfortunately, upon reading it I found that I could want a lot more. Starting out with the elimination of the "quadrangle" and Purdy calls it. Love triangles and similar situ ...more
So what's the book about?
Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn ...more
Don't get me wrong, I liked this book! But the outcome of this story... no.
Let's begin with the characters.
We follow our main protagonist Salome, which is frightened of Winter and everything that comes with it. Snow, coldness, ice. You get what I mean. :D The reason for this is something that happened to her, when she was a child.
At the beginning of this book, her Grandparents travel to Arizona and Salome is left with the task of taking care of their estate. When she ...more
After seeing this cover and then reading this blurb at NetGalley it was really hard for me to resist and not to request it. Weak as I am, I couldn't and now here we are. This blurb creates certain expectations I had for this book and sadly not all were fulfilled.
The Winter People promises you a really mysterious and unique world, which you get. Maybe not that unique world, as some unique elements of it, and that is something I really liked her. Another thing ...more
The Winter People is a romantic fantasy at heart that's rich in atmosphere, as the author Rebekah L. Purdy creates a beautiful and deadly Winter-landscape as a backdrop to a suspenseful mystery and romance with a twist. A unique mix of modern and fairy tale, where all is not as it seems.
First off, I must tell you that The Winter People completely sated my craving for a highly atmospheric, wintery setting that included a touch of Otherness that often accompanies anything related to fairy tales
Oh my! I can't believe what a whirlwind of a ride I've just been on. This book kept me captivated from the very beginning. It's starts with a mystery that lasts just about the entire book. I had an idea of who and why but the how totally evaded me. Well done Rebekah, Bravo!
This is a book of suspense and mystery, mixed with ma ...more
The plot is secretive and filled with misdirection. I was frustrated along with Salome at how those around her either couldn’t or would ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
When Salome Montgomery was SIX years old, she fell through the frozen pond on her grandparents property and nearly died. Luckily, someone saved her, and warned her to stay away from the woods or SHE will find her. Eleven years later, Salome still has hallucinations from nearly drowning and dreads when winter comes around. She doesn't wander very far from her property, and really only has one true friend in Kadie Byler who keeps h ...more
I really only had one issue with the book, so I'll get that out of the way. It just took a long time for things to really start up. Up until about halfway through, I was only kind of interested. I had no idea what was going on, which was off-putting, because Salome ...more
Through the first few chapters of The Winter People, I kept thinking “Oh no, there’s going to be a love triangle just like every other YA book out there.” Still, the premise of this book was interesting enough that even a love triangle couldn’t dissuade me. I was resolved to give it a fair try and I’m so glad I did.
Yes, The Winter People seems like it has your absolutely typical love trian ...more
There was so much misdirection in the story. One moment, I was sure I knew who filled what role... the bad guy, the good guy. And then a little bit more of the secrets would be revealed and I wasn't sure that I was right. Salome was at the center of it all, a teenage girl who suffered a traumatic near drowning as a little girl, lea ...more
Rating: 3 Stars
Rebekah L. Purdy's The Winter People has a very unique fairytale-esque/fantasy/paranormal theme, which I definitely enjoyed. So many elements reminded me of some of my most beloved TV shows and books. The winter people themselves reminded me of Game of Thrones in a way with their white walkers, the whole fairytale aspect reminded me of Once Upon a Time and the 'bonding' took me back to my Vampire Academy spirit bound days ...more
The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy is riveting! I finished this novel last night very late and had to take some time to digest everything that happened. I was truly astonished.
First, the cover is absolutely breathtaking. When first seeing it, I was in awe. It begged to be read. And so I did, and so it led me on quite a journey.
The preface of the novel introduces the reader to a traumatic event. We meet a very young Salome Montgomery be ...more
I really wasn’t sure what to expect going into The Winter People, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I was resistant because I have not had much luck with the fantasy genre lately. I am so happy that this finally broke my Fantasy slump!
The Winter People is about a young girl named Salome who has a terrible fear of Winter after falling into a frozen pond at the age of nine. Her fear is more of a phobia in that she does not like t ...more
Salome has been traumatized by a childhood accident that almost took her life. She fell into a frozen pond and was on the verge of dying when a mysterious being saved her. From that point on Salome has been terrified of winter. It causes her hallucinations that make her parents think she might be going crazy. She hears vo ...more
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I thought The Winter People was a really good read filled with mystery & intrigue.
Salome is left to see to the woods surrounding her grandmother’s house whilst she’s away for the winter – filling animal feeders, leaving trinkets in tress and the likes. This is a massive deal for Salome because she fears everything about winter; the snow; the cold; the ice and most importantly, the pond in which she nearly drowned in as a child t ...more
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I just don't even know where to start on this one. So many things to cover. Well, this is the first book I've read by this author and I'm still undecided as to whether I would read something else by her in the future. Whoa. Loaded statement right off the bat, right? Well, I'm a bit peeved by this novel. More than a bit peeved.
I was 3/4 of the way through this book and loving it. Adoring it. I worshiped the shelf that this novel would eventually ...more
At age six, Salome Montgomery fell into the ice-covered pond at her grandmother’s estate and almost drowned. Since then, Salome dreads winter and also starts having strange hallucinations.
The YA story begins when Salome’s grandmother (Doris) and grandfather need to leave the estate during winter and ask Salome, now 17, to return there to perform daily tasks.
On the first day at the estate, Salome meets Nevin, a beautiful pale boy, who tells her he has a key to the gated property. Nevin’s st ...more
This book took me into a roller coaster of emotions. I was rooting for both Nevin and Gareth, so I was really happy in the end. I can honestly say when it comes to stand alones this is in my top charts. You see the main character, Salome Montgomery, in the prologue is traumatized by a near death experience she had at the age of six. In which a voice in the woods tricked her into. Eleven years later she still fears winter, still hears the voices of the winter, and fears b ...more
After almost drowning in the icy pond at her grandparents' house when she was six years old, Salome dreaded th ...more
Salome wasn’t a bad lead for the book and I liked her character development. At the beginning of the novel, she seemed to need saving way too much for my liking. However, she ...more
As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.