Review: Wintersong

Title: Wintersong
Author S. Jae Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Published: February 7, 2017
ISBN: 9781466892040
Ebook, ARC
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Netgalley


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.

Dark, romantic, and powerful, S. Jae-Jones's Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.

My Thoughts

"Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell."

S. Jae Jones' debut novel, Wintersong, is a treat that will leave readers wanting more. You've heard this story before. No doubt it's happened to you. You pick up a book intending only to read a chapter or two and before you know it hours and hours have gone by. That's what happened to me with Wintersong.

Liesl is the eldest daughter. She's always put others ahead of herself, but she's wished for more. She grew up listening to tales of the Goblin King from her grandmother. Thinking the tales were just an old lady's fanciful and superstitious ways, Liesl dismisses them. That is until a strange trip on the last night of the year, when the Goblin King searches for a bride. Liesl's sister is the unfortunate victim and Liesl has to risk everything to rescue her sister before it's too late.

Wintersong is a cross between Labyrinth and Beauty and the Beast. The story has suspense, mystery, and romance. I didn't want Leisl's story to end nor did I want to leave the world that Jones' created. I'm not sure what's next for the author, but I can't wait to find out.