Winterling

Winterling

by Sarah Prineas

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Overview

Jennifer—

Things here have gotten very bad.

My girl, when you opened the Way, something happened. It has been weeks since you left, and spring has still not come. The rains continue, every day. Winter has been creeping back in. The river through town is flooding, and none of the farmers have been able to put in their crops.

I am afraid that something from that world is spilling over into ours.

You must come home at once. I need you here.

But Fer can't go home yet. Ever since she went through the Way, she's felt an attachment to this new world and its magic, and senses that it is perilously out of balance. The key to healing the land and defeating its powerful ruler lies in Fer's past and the parents she never knew. She must discover who she is and unleash her inner warrior before the worlds on both sides of the Way plunge into a never-ending winter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061921056
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Series: Summerlands Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 164,144
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in rural Iowa, where she wrangles dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, goes on lots of hikes, and finds time to write. She is also the author of Ash & Bramble, a retelling of Cinderella. She is married to a physics professor and has two kids. You can visit Sarah online at www.sarah-prineas.com.

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Winterling 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
lilberry More than 1 year ago
Jennifer lives with her grandmother who likes to keep her inside and teaches her about the power of herbs, but Fer has always felt more like herself when she is outside feeling the fresh air and nature calling for her. One day she can't take it anymore and she runs outside in the middle of the night, she ends up saving what she thought was a big dog but ends up being a boy around her age, this mysterious boy with yellow eyes that leaves Fer with doubts of who she is and starts to question how much her grandmother really knows about the parents she never knew. Fer is soon called into this other world and thirsty for answers she follows, once in the new world she feels like she finally belongs, but she also feels that there is something wrong with the land. While Fer try's to learn as much as possible of this land full of magic, she learns that the wrongness of the lands is affecting everyone that follows the lady of the land. And the desperation from the lady to keep Fer from asking to much questions and the lady's efforts to bring Fer to her side, push Fer into questioning everything and finding out the truth about her parents and this strange land where magic is real and oaths hold true power, even more. But is she ready to know the answers? This is a book that both adults and kids can enjoy, for the adults I feel this book brings out the little kid in you and the story is interesting and leaves the kids with a good message. Sarah Prineas creates a world that is unique, easy to imagine, read and get lost in. As I read this book it brought up that sense of curiosity that felt child like, a need to know what happens next, how Fer is going to fend against the latest threat or lie that comes her way. Honestly I don't have kids, but I feel like it would be the perfect book to share with the little ones, in my case my little cousins. I can't wait to discover what other things Sarah Prineas has written nor can I wait to see how the Winterling series will turn out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, it was so amazing. This book is great for anyone who loves adventure. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! I really want to buy this book now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like stories for girls where the girl is strong and self sufficient.
KarenTSmith More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for middle grade readers and those ready for more than just MG. My 10 year old advanced reader son devoured this in about a day and a half. Very richly detailed, wonderful imagery, engrossing story.
Mildmay More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! I was skeptical at first but the more I read the less likely i was to put it down. The beginning might drag a little bit but it picks up pretty quick. Fer is a likeable character, and i don't particularly like female characters, so hurray. That being said my FAVORITE character forever is of course Rook. He's amazing. The book seemed a little quick paced but I understand the first books of series tend to focus on setting the stage for the story. Book two is everything i could dream for.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got a copy of this book for review through the Amazon Vine program. It was a wonderful and magical middle grade fantasy full of adventure and magic. Something that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves fantasy and adventure.Fer has always felt like she doesn't quite belong in this world. In the woods one night she rescues a boy, except the boy isn't exactly human. The boy invites Fer into the Way and into a dangerous fairyland. Fer feels strangely at home in this other place but senses that something is out of balance with the land and the huntress, Mor, who rules the land. Now Fer must unravel the mystery behind her past if she is to help prevent eternal winter from gripping both sides of the Way.I loved this book. Fer is such a wonderful character, with her wandering in the woods she seems a bit fanciful at first...then she finds out this strange quirk is exactly what is needed on the other side of the Way. I loved the quirky elements like Fer's strange patchwork coat and her strange type of magic. I also enjoyed the fact that Fer is a strong heroine but different in her strengths than many heroines you see in fantasy literature.Many of the other characters are a lot of fun too. Puck is a fun and complex male lead and some of the side characters (especially the Wolves) added a lot of fun to the story. I enjoyed that all of the characters were a little quirky and different.I also loved the description in the story. Prineas writes in a way that really brings the mysterious wood alive. The plot was a bit predictable, but it was fun to read all the same. The story has such a dark fairy tale vibe to it. I love it when authors can imbue a traditional fairy tale feel to a book, but it comes off as something new and exciting. Although the main part of the story is nicely tied up at the end, there are still a number of questions for Fer and Puck to answer. I look forward to seeing more of their tales in future installments of this series.Overall I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick, fun, and magical read. Fer is a fun heroine, that is strong but in a quirky way. I loved the fun characters, the way magic was blended with nature, and how the story had such a wonderful fairy tale feel to it. Fans of fantasy adventures with a fairy tale feel to them and a strong quirky heroine will find a lot to love in this story. For some reason this book reminded me a bit of Plain Kate by Erin Bow in tone and feel. This is an appropriate read for anyone middle grade or older.
Booklady123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
FTC Disclosure: I received an Advance Copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review.Winterling by Sarah PrineasFrom the back of the book: With her boundless curiosity and spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn't belong. She hears the call of the wild wood, of the secrets it whispers to her. But when her grandmother reveals clues about the disappearance of her father and his mystical bond to her mother, Fer begins to unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew. Led to a reflecting pool that uncovers the Way, Fer finds an enchanting dangerous land.In this place cloaked in wonder, where pucks transform from boys to horses, Fer feels a strange magical attachment. But with her mother gone, everything has spun out of order and evil has imprisoned the place in ice. Now it is up to Fer to face down the power Mor, who has cruelly taken over this world and it's people, and discover the legacy she carries within.What I liked about the book: The story is very well written with fully developed characters. It's easy to like everyone but the evil Lady. Prineas has a done a good job at creating a magical world that readers will want to know more about. It's a quick read. Prineas has created a nice balance between adding enough details to keep readers engaged without adding so many complex details that struggling readers might feel compelled to give up on the story. I'm not sure if this will be a series or not. It could easily be a stand alone read (though I hope not) or the beginning of a great new series. It does have a darkish fairy nature to it without being to dark or terrifying. Prineas has truly shown great talent in the balancing of this story. I definitely recommend this for my 4th and 5th grade students who like magical fairy tale adventures.What I didn't like about the book: That it ended so soon. But, perhaps that's not a really a con - shouldn't a good book leave the reader wanting more?This book will be released in January 2012.Recommended for 4th grade and up.Mrs. Archer's rating: 5 of 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it.
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I loved this story of fast paced adventure and friendship. After reading the book I went back and read the prequel, Thrice Sworn. It explains the events that took place the day of Fer's birth. I loved it, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It makes you fall off your seat!
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This book is a great mix of mystery, adventure, and fiction
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This book has 154 pages but it is worth it!!!!
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OMG READ IT
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I love this book but seriously? Last week this book was $1.99!!!!!!
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