by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne book
for St. Martin's Griffin
Summary: 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. (2017, Amazon.com)
Review: Wintersong was a dark romance where a young girl named Liesl longs to be recognized by her musical talents and desired by her best friend Hans. But her younger brother is the one who is praised for his music and her sister is the beautiful one engaged to Hans. Feeling as though no one appreciates her, it isn't a surprise when Liesl is drawn to the mysterious, yet familiar man who she knows to be the Goblin King. She's heard of him before - the ancient one her grandmother use to tell her stories about as a child. But the Goblin King is more than what he seems, and Liesl must play the king's game in order to save her sister from becoming the next Goblin Queen. But Liesl doesn't have much time, and if she doesn't figure out what the Goblin King really wants and beat him at his own game, she will fail to save her sister and be doomed to live in the Underworld until she withers away. I really enjoyed the story and the complicated Underworld of the Goblin King. You really feel for Liesl and the situation she is in. Jae-Jones does a great job of creating a lot of emotion and drama! Can't wait for book 2 - Shadowsong coming Feb. 6, 2018!
*A DRC was given for an honest review.