All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must 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. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Exquisite writing in a stunning world, you will lose yourself to the Goblin King, I know I did.
I read Wintersong back at the beginning of the year, before I started my blog. I absolutely fell in love with this book! So I wanted to share my thoughts on it now.
When I first read about Wintersong on Goodreads, I immediately added it to my TBR list and eagerly awaited the release date! I knew I would love it, but that pales in comparison to how I felt once I’d finished it. I was broken inside, shattered into tiny little pieces of glass – or should I say ice.
The Goblin King’s character is what hooked me into the book. From the very onset he was there, lingering in Liesl’s memories, a constant reminder of his power. He was beautiful, ethereal, all knowing, the lord of mischief.
Liesl is a practical daughter, sharing the burden of her families inn and dismissing her musical talents. But when the Goblin King takes her sister into the underground, she makes a heart breaking deal, a life for a life, never to return to the world above for it would perish. She is such a strong character and a loving sister. She has her breaking points, her hopelessness, but never does she crumble, she’s a fighter, I love this about her!
Although the pace of the book was a bit slow than I would usually like, I loved every second of it, every detail was precise and beautifully written. I was completely immersed in the underground world, the place where the Goblin King calls ‘home’.
The world building was just mesmerizing, I was completely sucked into it and at the authors mercy, it’s utterly stunning! The story revolves a great deal around music, it’s another thing that drew me in. I’m a huge fan of classical music (shocker) and it was passionate and elegant and superbly executed, I just adored it!
I feel like there’s so much more to the Goblin King, there’s a tormented soul deep within and I wanted so much to rip him out and hold him like a precious child. I really hope the true person comes out in the sequel, Shadowsong, which I’m unbelievably excited for!!
I implor you to pick this up and give it a chance! It’s beautifully done and unlike anything I’ve ever read before!
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