Claire Legrand – Winterspell

01. Winterspell
Winterspell
Author: Claire Legrand
Series: Winterspell #1
Publishing date: 30 September 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Status: to-read

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince… but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

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Claire Legrand – Summerfall

0.5. Summerfall
Summerfall
Author: Claire Legrand
Series: Winterspell #0.5
Publishing date: 26 August 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Status: to-read

In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love.

Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans. Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.

Their love could save the kingdom of Cane – or shatter it forever. This entrancing tale sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen, and the journey of a lifetime for a human girl named Clara…

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