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Shadows of Winterspell

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2019 by Macmillan Children's Books
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legenbooksdary
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a magical story filled with faes and magnificent creatures, of covering a fated prophecy and fighting for peace to the land of Winterspell. The metaphorical aspect of the king's shadows that becomes a nightmare is truly such a feat to read. It was such an interesting take and will make readers eager to find out what will happen next.

I get why Stella would crave for some company to the extent of enrolling to school but it was nothing like she was expecting it to go. There, she learn
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Stephanie
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have loved all of Amy Wilson's MG fantasy novels so far, and I was SO excited to get an ARC of Shadows of Winterspell. (I can't even tell you guys how many times I'd checked on its publication date/wondered wistfully when ARCs would be available/etc.) And oh, was it worth the wait! Shadows of Winterspell is warm and lovely, full of heart and a true sense of magic - like a hug and a cup of cocoa in book-form. I love Stella's bravery and her heart, her ghost nan and her cat Teacake, the gorgeous ...more
Steph
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Family, friendship, magic, secrets and bravery. Stella has been hidden from the world of magic and humans for too long - when she takes the plunge to join a school, her life changes forever. She discovers things about herself and the dark and dangerous forest that really gets her thinking. I absolutely adored the magic in this - Amy Wilson does this perfectly. This book is charming, magical and gorgeous.
The Bookish Faerie
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shoutout to @Definitelybooks for sending me an uncorrected macmillan proof copy of Shadows of Winterspell for me to review.

Shadows of WInterspell is a wonderful read for middle graders (and adults) who are looking to venture beyond the classic fairytales into a world where the simplicity of magic is brought back from the old.

Stella has been living at the border of the forest; Winterspell. She has been living there alone with her ghost nan and Peg, their imp friend. She is the daughter of the Fa
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Bev
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent middle grade coming of age fantasy with strong themes of family, individuality and bravery. Young Estelle longs for friends and defies her grandmother by enrolling in a school where she can meet ‘normal’ people , but she soon finds that one person’s normal is another’s extraordinary and there are other magical students just like her.
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Amy Wilson has a background in journalism and lives in Bristol with her young family. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing and has many owls in her house, from drawer handles to cushions. She is still waiting for them to speak to her...