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(Winterspell #1.5)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  47 reviews
A brief epilogue to Claire Legrand's YA Nutcracker re-telling, Winterspell. Available for free download at Claire's website. ...more
ebook, 26 pages
Published December 29th 2014 by Claire Legrand

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Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG this was amazing!!! The perfect ending (not that I wasn't fine with the end of the book but I needed more). I would love to see Bo get a companion novel! And I'm going to miss Clara and Nicholas! ...more
Sara Raasch
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Athena of Velaris
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: winter
Cute, but unnecessary.
Daria Marshall
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this because I was curious to see what happened after Clara goes back since for her it's only been 2 years but for Nicholas and the rest of Cane it's been 8. I liked seeing how Cane was rebuilding itself after the war and how the humans, faeries, and mages were all working together (at least for now). But I still wasn't there for the romance between Clara and Nicholas. Their already huge age gap just got even bigger and that made me even more uncomfortable. I just feel like there will alw ...more
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this epilogue so much. So great to see how it wound up! I miss this world, I won't lie, and wish there was more coming! But it is a fantastic story all should read! ...more
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Now that was exactly the warm cup of feels I needed with my breakfast. I loved the conclusion to Winterspell, but this short story put it just that slight rung higher.
Katrina Waldman
Just a quick review for this very short epilogue to 'Winterspell'. VERY short. I've been holding out for another book in the series documenting Clara's return to Cane and reunion with Nicholas, so I was a little disappointed to find that Legrand instead opted for a short story on the subject. Of course, I still read it because I loved the book so much and any ending is better than no ending. I have to say, I really enjoyed this. I found that despite the length of time between works, I remembered ...more
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
This was absolutely fantastic and the best part of the entire book.
Ziyue Lan
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is everything I needed. That ending had made me feel so needy for this, and then I discovered the author had published this short epilogue. That’s all I needed to make me happy and content.
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I needed moooooorrrrrreee
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet. Romantic and cute
Emily Viramontes
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
The perfect ending to Winterspell!
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Cutesy. Meh.
Pamela Rowden
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ending to a great story!
Evie Hoff
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: online
This was exactly the conclusion I needed. I wish it had been included in the book itself, but I understand why it wasn't at the same time. ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I randomly decided to read this out of nowhere as I was going through my to-reads. I was reminded how much i loved this story and the characters <3
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
It was ok, I didn’t like it that much. It kept my interest but the ending I was disappointed with.
Israa Ahmed
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: others
This is the best ending ever!!!!! It got the closure that I needed after I read the ending of Winterspell (which was amazing but did not feel like the end).
Tiffany (About to Read)
I was so excited to find out that an epilogue for Winterspell existed online. After I finished the book, I was really curious about what happened next and “Homecoming” answered those questions nicely.

We get to see what’s happened to Cane since Clara left and, more importantly, her reunion with Nicholas and a few of the other supporting characters from Winterspell. It’s a pretty short story, so we don’t get very much in terms of plot. Rather we get a nice bonus story about the characters we met i
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
A nearly perfect finish. I would have liked to know more about what had happened to Nicholas and the Cane world since Clara left but it was still really good.

For example, was there war between them and the Fae? Were there hidden pockets of humans and mages that stayed out Anise's notice and did Nicholas really wait for Clara for 8 long years, not knowing if she would return, or were there other relationships along the way? (Claire cleared up via Clara's sister that she waited without another re
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I appreciated having this mini sequel (it's really more of an epilogue), and I like that the author made the reunion feel realistic, addressing the lingering effects of the events of the last book without having everything be rosy and gold straight away. That being said, I almost wish she'd been a little bit less realistic because I felt like Winterspell ended with the hint of an epic reunion and this one made it Maybe I'm just not invested enough in the main ship, but this didn't qu ...more
Kate Woods
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was utter perfection! The ending to Winterspell, while fabulous, left too much unknown. Claire Legrand, being both loyal to her readers and her characters, wrote an epilogue to show us what happened when Clara went back to Cane. Exceptionally well written and satisfying! Very, very steamy and swoony! I don't think I could have survived not knowing. This was a story that NEEDED to be told and Legrand did it with flair! ...more
Libby Stephenson
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015, romance, fantasy, ya
I was slightly afraid that this would ruin Winterspell for me, and it did not do that, but it didn't add anything either. Winterspell had an epilogue with a beautiful open ending that let the reader imagine their own "homecoming." This story's plot felt totally unnecessary: will they still like each other after all this time? I'm pretty sure I can guess the answer to that... (although, if the answer had been no, that could have been pretty cool, but would have needed way more than 26 pages.) ...more
Shirleon Benson
This is only 3 stars because it was a very short ending to the book. An epilogue so to speak. I'm thinking of the book again but I found that there was too much detail to the sex scene. I remember there being some inappropriate scenes in the book and at the time I didn't mind so much. But this was a little too much.

It would be nice to just have a sequel to the story, but I guess this is the best we're gonna get.
If you enjoyed Winterspell, this is more of the same. I didn't particularly love Winterspell, but I still liked having this epilogue, since the ending, while fine, was rather abrupt. It's mostly just the reunion of Nicholas and Clara, and, as in Winterspell, it's super sexual. Not really my cup of tea. ...more
Don't get me wrong, I loved the ending to Winterspell, but I really wanted just a little more of Clara's return to Cane and Nicholas. This perfectly satisfied that need. It gave me the Clara and Nicholas reunion that I had been hoping for since finishing Winterspell, along with a nice look at Bo who was one of my favorite characters. So happy with this, it wraps everything up perfectly. ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fondness
I mean...she gave all of us what we wanted did she not. lmao. I think it was sweet and the first time I read it I wasn't so die hard on the Anise/Clara train, so I wasn't even sad about it that time around. Pretty run of the mill; she gave us Bo and a happy ending with enough of a reality check I don't see any issues. ...more
Letitia Birnoschi
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic epilogue! Makes the reader's heart dance with joy, while still keeping a realistic view of things. I loved Winterspell and Homecoming made it even better.

Claire Legrand, you're my favourite!
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love how other authors would have made Clara and Nicholas jump in each other's arms and then it's all a good happy ending but She took the time to talk about how you feel when you've spent so much time apart. This was the perfect ending!! ...more
I enjoyed this epilogue a lot! The book definitely needed a little something at the end to tie everything up and this worked well. Not much else to say as this is quite short (not even 30 pages) but I still really liked it. :)
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Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn’t stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now she is a librarian and New York Times bestselling author living in central New Jersey.

Her first novel is THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012. She is also the author of THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, a ghost st

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