The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They've enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
This book was so fantastic! It was eerie, and mysterious and I couldn't stop reading it! It kinda reminded me of The Hollow Kingdom series by Clare B. Dunkle, what with the Goblin Kings and human girls. Which is great, because I loved that series!
Liesl's life is pretty dreary, all but her music, which she really only has with her brother. But then he gets the chance of a lifetime and leaves, which is bittersweet. And then a promise she made as a child comes to bear, and all this strange stuff started happening, and it was so great!
If I could describe the world of the Goblin King, it would be a beautiful terrifying. It had it's rules, but without precision things could work out very badly. And Liesl had to learn that quickly given the limited time she had to save her sister.
How it all ended, it was bittersweet. The cost to stay was too high-but the cost to leaving was pretty high in this book alone with the two of them separated, and that's not counting whatever's going to happen in the next book because of it! Can't wait for more!
I loved this book, and I can't wait to see how the story's going to continue!
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Series: Wintersong #1
Read: April 11th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and got an ARC even though the book is already out! And it's a DAC Book, Historical Fiction 2018 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Published: February 7th 2017