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Wintersong
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
Dark, romantic and unforgettable, a fantastical coming-of-age story for fans of "Labyrinth" and "The Darkest Part of the Forest."Deep in his terrifying realm underground, the cold and forbidding Goblin King casts a dark shadow over nineteen-year-old Liesl. Her grandmother has always warned her to follow the old laws, for every year on the longest night of winter, she claims, the Goblin King will emerge into the waking world in search of his eternal bride. Sensible and plain, Liesl knows it s her duty to keep her beautiful sister Kathe safe from harm. But Liesl finds refuge only in her wild, captivating music, composed in secret in honor of the mysterious Goblin King.When Kathe is stolen by the Goblin King, Liesl knows she must set aside her childish fantasies to journey to the Underground and save her. Drawn despite herself to the strange, beautiful world she finds and the mysterious man who rules it she finds herself facing an impossible choice. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.Set at the turn of the 19th century, when young upstart composers like Beethoven were forever altering the sound of music, S. Jae-Jones richly imagined debut spins a spellbinding tale of music, love, sisterhood, and a young woman s search for self-actualization."
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IheartYA
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

I'm not one to enjoy goblins, fairies or the like, but Wintersong kept me engaged. I particularly liked the writing style. The descriptions were beautiful and enchanting but occasionally overdone. The story started out very strong but puttered with lulls in the pacing. I may read the second book, I may not but whatever it will be, it will be as I wish.
3 out of 5 stars.

TheDaysGoBy I kind of feel like I have to read the sequel to see if I would‘ve gotten the ending I‘d been expecting. Glad you enjoyed! 1w
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Siosue
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book so badly! The plot seemed incredibly interesting at first, but at times I found myself rolling my eyes at things taken almost verbatim from the movie Labyrinth. I felt like the first half of the book was disjointed from the second half. At times it was too verbose. I thought the ending was going to make up for everything, but then I just found myself disappointed. Overall an ok read, just left me wanting a bit more.

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Basement_Bookcase
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

Loved this telling of The Goblin King! I writing is gorgeous and the plot is perfectly paced. Looking forward to reading Shadowsong soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jeralyn One of my all time favorites!! 2mo
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Soubhiville
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Thank you for the birthday books @Jas16 ! You‘re so thoughtful! 💜💜💜📚. I‘m excited for both of these titles.

Jas16 Hope you have an amazing birthday 💜 3mo
Soubhiville @jas16 thank you! 3mo
Trashcanman Happy birthday Soubhi. Hope it kicks ass 3mo
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EttaReading
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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“All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They‘ve enraptured her and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen, Liesl feels that her childhood dreams are slipping away. And when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. But with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.”
#YA

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rory.co
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Hello everyone! My name is Aurora and I'm Italian.This is my first post here. I have an Instagram account where I share pictures of the books I'm reading (@travelslibrary), but recently I discovered Litsy and I wanted to give it a try. So here I am. I hope you enjoy this picture! ❤

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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xxjenadanxx
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

A beautifully melodic tale of love, sacrifice and magic.

Oh, and Goblins.

AutumnRLS Just got this one in the mail! Very excited. 3mo
xxjenadanxx I really enjoyed it! I had it on my kindle for ages before picking it up the other day. 3mo
Jeralyn One of my all time favorites by far 3mo
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TheDaysGoBy
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

This was my pick for #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019 and it was very good! Most of the book I wasn‘t entirely decided how I felt about it, but the world the author created was imaginative. And I did like the characters. I‘d expected a bit of a different ending, but the way it did probably lent itself more to the romance.

Loving time off from work to read while enjoying the NCAA tourney

TheDaysGoBy And I‘m terrible at remembering to tag the organizers @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 😍 glad u enjoyed your pick 5mo
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sherryvdh
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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The delightful @GypsyKat is having a giveaway over on her page. Times running out, so go check it out!
If I won, I'd choose Wintersong, The Night Circus, and The Book Jumper.
#3for3kGiveaway

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Milknstrawbs
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan

I feel like most people either loved this book or hated it.. and sadly I‘m on the “hated it” side.. I just couldn‘t stand the book and I hated the characters.. I just did not enjoy it..

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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

This book started off strong, but around the 45-50% mark it slowed to a crawl. The scenes started to repeat over and over again. At first they would seem like different scenes but in the end they were the same. Unfortunately, this made me skim the last 50 pages. I think the end would have been really good if it hadn‘t taken so long to get there. I have little intreat in reading the second book.

Marilyncjackson Oh yeah there were some really interesting story threads left unwound but not going anywhere. This was a shame because some of the repetitive scenes could have been left out in favor of the interesting threads 6mo
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This book is never going to end. I am not saying this because it has a lot of pages I am saying this because omg the story just won‘t end! There have been several places to end it but it just keeps going, and going, and going. This is not a good thing as it is now dragging so badly I have to force myself to keep reading. It‘s sad because the book started out strong but the repetition is starting to get to me.

wordzie 😁 6mo
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I am like the hyenas in the Lion King getting all shivery and giggly as I read this book. Oooohhh 🥰

I know I am ridiculous, but I don‘t care 🤗.

Jeralyn I loved that book soooo much, Wintersong is definitely one of my favorites❄️❄️😊 6mo
Marilyncjackson @Jeralyn so far I am liking it and the beautiful writing. 6mo
Jeralyn Yes! The writing left me in a dream-like state throughout the entire book and the second one😂 6mo
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heikemarie
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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My #happilyeverafterswap partner really came through for me! Thank you @Wonderwoman89 for the books and tote - which, no joke, I agonized over buying for myself when I was shopping for my swap! (#greatminds). The books look soooooo great, I have been wanting to read them for The LONGEST! You are very thoughtful and I appreciate the gift so very much!
(Excuse the mess it was a poor attempt to convince Gandalf he wasn‘t allowed on the table)

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Wonderwoman89 Your books came in so I am mailing the original box as well. 6mo
Chrissyreadit Ha! My cats have won the table battle- now I just try to pose things in the path of least destruction. 6mo
heikemarie @Wonderwoman89 you are very kind! Also your kiddo is adorable :) 6mo
Wonderwoman89 @heikemarie I sent you another box through amazon. I wasn‘t happy with the book quality through ThriftBooks 6mo
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Bookgoil
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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1. -22 but -33 with windchill
2. 70
3. 75 but it‘s barely at 65
4. Snow with work canceled
5. Winter song

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 7mo
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allthingskayla
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Where I‘m at for #24in48 and #24b4monday. I‘m hoping I can make it to 24 hours. Fingers crossed.

GypsyKat You‘ve got this! 💪 7mo
Silvertongue You‘re doing great!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop!!! 👍🏻😃👍🏻 7mo
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allthingskayla
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan

Finished book 3 for #24in48 and for #24b4monday
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Honestly I was super bored with Wintersong and could not wait for it to be over, which is why I decided to speed read. I feel like there was not much substance to the characters and I wish I saw more world building. Then, with Elizabeth I was getting annoyed with her loving the Goblin King on one page and then hating him on another in the beginning.

GypsyKat I didn‘t care for this one either. Honestly, I was disappointed. 😕 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh no this is in my TBR stack!! 😲 7mo
EKonrad Agreed! 👏🏻 7mo
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charreads
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

I almost thought I was going to bail on this but I pushed through and actually enjoyed. At first there are parts I thought were unnecessary but not so sure now.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 7mo
charreads Thanks! I can‘t wait to discover more books from other users! 7mo
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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So I am not feeling Hazel Wood at the moment. I am going to try Wintersong instead.

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charreads
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Reading this gives me Labyrinth vibes as the reviews say....trying to not make the Goblin King in this book not be the beloved David Bowie is difficult and easy at the same time.

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js0315
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did, but I couldn't make it past the second half. It started out good, but I just got bored with it.

Kayla.Adriena I despised this book a 8mo
js0315 I wish I had known before. 8mo
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elyseh
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

This book was absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait to start the next book!

BookwormAHN I loved this one too 💙 7mo
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js0315
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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2018 Reading Challenge: 45 of 35
Which was your best book of 2018? How many books do you plan to read in 2019?

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dreaminglybookish
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
Pickpick

I cried. Amazing book!

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CoffeeK8
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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How very true

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jpmcwisemorgan
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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#LitsyPSA: This is a darkish fairy tale with Labyrinth vibes. I personally wouldn‘t let younger teens read it because, while it‘s not explicit, there‘s a little bit of not-quite consensual activity in the book. I think if you pay attention to the scene in Labyrinth where Jareth says he wants to own Sarah, it really shouldn‘t be a surprise that a book that the author had said was a 50 Shades/Labyrinth cross has some “stuff” happening.

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booksensation
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I haven‘t read that many books with sister relationships. But this one was the first one that came to mind.. Idk if they are my favorite.. so 🤷🏻‍♀️


#AugInBooks18 - Favorite Fictional sisters
#augustshelfawareness - Sisters day

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MommyOfTwo
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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1. In my bed
2. Tagged book
3. I had a stack of books I needed to read and I told my kids to put them in the order I should read them.
#TuesdayTidbits

Jennick2004 That‘s a fun way to pick :) 13mo
MommyOfTwo @Jennick2004 they thought so too! 13mo
SilversReviews What a cute idea to have them help. Thanks for playing. 😊 13mo
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MommyOfTwo
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Fineshed up my book from @Avanders for #coffeebeenbookclub it was a good read. Now on to Wintersong which has been on my list for a while.

Avanders Glad you liked it!! I haven't read it yet... can't wait! 🔪👓🗝 13mo
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Elisa
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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It‘s lucky that I found this on audio, because as a book, it really would have tested my patience. The writing is a bit cumbersome and feels like she is trying a bit too hard to make it all sound lyrical and poetic, which mostly causes eye rolls and pulls me out of the story. But I‘m really enjoying the story, it‘s a classic dark fairytale and I‘m a sucker for anything with fae folks!

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Wordsareweapons
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This book is so beautiful! 😍💖

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kitkatdallibooks
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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It's summer! I'm excited for the next few months and to start my new job in the fall. Right now I'm relaxing, reading "wintersong", and eating some grapes. :)

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LeticiaToraci
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Can you believe my luck? An autographed card came together with this used book.

RaimeyGallant Cool! 14mo
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readingwithmywolfpack
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Assignment done now time to settle in and finish this

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LeticiaToraci
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Birthday Book Haul

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UnabridgedPod
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

This book! Oh, I love it sooo much. If you love YA fantasy, goblins, Christina Rossetti, music...this book is enveloping and so, so lovely. Can‘t wait for #shadowsong (on hold at the library!!!).

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bessejayne91
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 so true! 1y
tammysue Ha! True! 😂 1y
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acepages
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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"Life,"he said softly, “is more than flesh. Your body is a candle, your soul the flame. The longer I burn the candle...” He did not finish. “A candle unused is nothing but wax and wick,” I said.“I would rather light the flame, knowing it will go out than sit forever in darkness."~Wintersong
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I was able to get Shadowsong & I'm excited to continue the story of the Goblin King
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What is/has been your most anticipated sequel to release this yea

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HerNameIsNor
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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“Love is the bridge that spans the world above and below, and keeps the wheel of life turning.”

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🙌🏻 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😄 1y
Jess7 Pretty picture!! 1y
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Deebee
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan


I love the cover? Otherwise this was pretty boring. It was like all the wrong things got focused on, and there was too much music stuff. Waaayyyy too much. The premise held a lot of promise, but failed to deliver. #romansty #osrbc

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BookwormAHN
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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🎼Wintersong by S. Jae- Jones
🎼HIM/Ville Valo
🎼NIN with A Perfect Circle, The Fragility Tour & HIM The Farewell Tour
🎼The Funeral of Hearts by HIM
#manicmonday @JoScho

Crystalblu I saw NIN and Perfect Circle! 1y
batsy NIN! 🙌🏽 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing. I haven‘t thought about Perfect Circle in years. 1y
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readingwithmywolfpack
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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In a reading slump and struggling to finish my other read so taking a break and starting this

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bookwrm526
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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March reading update soon, but I had one last review to post. I really enjoyed this one, though it was a touch more romance than I was expecting. However, I felt like it was perfect as a stand-alone so I don‘t know if I will read the sequel or not! This picture is what we spent part of our weekend on - geocaching art, the smiley faces are caches we found - it‘s a jalapeño!!

Anovelobsession How fun! I love geocaching 🤗 1y
bookwrm526 @Anovelobsession we do too! We don‘t normally find this many in a day, but it was fun 1y
bookwrm526 Forgot to mention this is my book with a flower on the cover for #booked2018! @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @bookwrm526 That‘s a lovely cover! 👏🏻📚❤️ 1y
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m3rquinnbooks
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry, thirsty roots?
-Christina Rossetti

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m3rquinnbooks
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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🌹Good morning. It's #socksunday and if you're religious like me, Happy Palm Sunday. In that case, we have one more week until Easter and April Fool's day lol.
🌹Any who, if u have not seen my story I decided 2 read Wintersong by instead of Six of Crows, I wasn't getting into it. I'm still on a reading slump from CBB for a few days. With that, I hope all have a great Sunday. You know me, I will be spending my Sunday reading and lounging around.

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bibliophiliac
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan

I was disappointed with this book. At first I was into it, but that might have been the anticipation of the Goblin King romance. On top of the bad romance, the repetition of 'Der Erlkoning' everywhere, the constant reference to the 'austere young man', and the overuse of musical metaphors really put me off. Almost dnf'd at 90%. I wish I could have enjoyed this more :(

HeatherBlue I felt exactly the same way!! I was expecting so much more from this book. 1y
bibliophiliac @HeatherBlue I'm glad I'm not alone! 1y
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FictionallyLit
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I cannot tell you how long this book has been on my #tbr. Literally forever. Looking forward to finally getting into it! Any thoughts on this book??
#bookphotography #book #bookish #bookstagram #wintersong #ya #fantasy #youngadult #backlistbooks #bibliophile #booknerd #bookworm #reading #reader

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Kryckett
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

So ... Sadie and I powered through this one thanks to two days of rain. It was okay. The plot wasn‘t exactly novel, but the writing was lovely. I don‘t really feel like the end was justified by what came before it. But, I did enjoy the music.