Wintersong | Review
(why yes, I will be using all Labyrinth gifs for this review)
Wintersong was one of those books that had me hooked from the moment I read the synopsis. Fantasy, Labyrinth and the Goblin King? Yes, yes and yes. It released a couple of months ago, but it took awhile for my library to get a copy. But once it did, I was so on that and devoured the book in a couple of days.
So, if you’re not familiar with Wintersong and what it’s about, it is the story of a young girl named Liesl, who grew up on stories of the Goblin King and let those stories inspire her musical compositions. But soon Liesl’s older sister will be married, and her younger brother off to train as a musician. Liesl starts to feel trapped and that her childhood dreams of music are fading. \
A twist of fate has Liesl’s sister captured by the Goblin King, and it’s up to Liesl to journey underground to save her. Complete with goblins, balls, and tricky magic.
Now, in my opinion, the Goblin King steals the show. He’s mysterious and brooding, but with enough fragility exposed that you start to wonder about him, and his story slowly becomes unraveled as you read through the novel.
The writing throughout Wintersong is very lyrical and poetic, and I do agree with what some others have said in that there were a few pages I had to re-read a few times to make sure what I thought had happened actually occurred. There are places where you need to read between the lines a little to stay on top of the story.
As far as the pacing, I did enjoy the first half of the novel more than the second half. Not that there was anything wrong with the second half, it’s just the first half was so perfect!
My favorite line:
My favorite visual: The red cloak.
Rating: 4 stars
Have you read Wintersong? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through the links provided. I never post a link to a product that I haven’t used myself and love!