The Winter Duke
When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing ...more
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Giveaway dates: Jan 07 - Feb 04, 2020
Countries available: U.S.
OMG I'm so happy I want to cry. This is one of my most anticipated books and I LOVED the author's other book, WE RULE THE NIGHT.
I will be camping out in front of the mail box until this arrives.
"My siblings tried to murder one another.The excerpt has me so hyped for this book! You can read the first chapter here on the NOVL's cover reveal!
But not this night. Tonight we had a strict no-murder policy."
"I didn't want to survive. I wanted to thrive."
The Winter Duke was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases and another I expected to give 5 stars, but I was ultimately disappointed in. Don’t ever have expectations, they’re a lie. Though, I want to preface this review by saying my complaints are 100% personal and I’m aware others love these tropes/plotting methods. So, if you read anything in this review and like what I’m complaining about, take that as something enticing ...more
Political intrigue in YA can sometimes be a bit tame for me, but this book dug in: there were assassination attempts, public arrests, cabinet meeting shouting matches, wheeling and dealing, at least three separate coups, fancy dinners were people sniped at each other verbally while eating regional delicacies, marriage ...more
I'm so delighted to get an early opportunity to read Bartlett's latest novel, THE WINTER DUKE. I adored the juxtaposition of the elegant and chilling ice country above and the magical and mysterious water world below. Both were absolutely gorgeous and different from any worlds I'd read about before. The way that the two worlds depended on and were in ...more
The Winter Duke hits shelfs this March.
An enchanted ...more
This book was really good! The description says it's like Sleeping Beauty or Anastasia, but this is much more like Game of Thrones (without the incest and rape).
Ekata was a great main character, and I connected to her as the novel went on. I felt her frustration, as it seemed like EVERYTHING she did was wrong, and her sense of isolation and exhaustion.
Inkar was awesome. Get yourself a wife that supports you and also knows how to throw down with an ...more
The setting was a fantastic surprise. It's a frozen castle knee-deep in snow, sitting atop a lake full of mermaid-like creatures with their own royal court and politics - I've never seen ANYTHING like that before and it is so beautiful!
This book is also brimming with fun personality from the main character. It's pretty heavily political and filled with lots of talking, ...more
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