Monday, December 15, 2014

Giveaway: Winterspell by Claire LeGrand

Tis the season of giving and since if you're here you probably love books, I thought I would give one lucky person today the opportunity to win a book.  Back in November I had a chance to attend the Virginia stop on the Futures & Fairy Tales tour, where I saw Sarah Fine (author of Of Metal and Wishes), Cristin Terrill (author of All Our Yesterdays), Lindsay Smith (author of Sekret), and Claire LeGrand (author of Winterspell).  Hearing everyone speak was great, and I decided to get a copy of Winterspell because I love all things Christmas and the hardcovers are stunning (otherwise, I am trying not to buy hardcovers unless I have already read the book or it's part of a series).  If you have no idea why Winterspell is Christmas-y and what it's about, here's a little more info.

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.

(Summary from GoodReads)

Sounds like a book you want in your life, right?  Well the good news is that one lucky winner will receive a copy of Winterspell!  If you're interested, check out the rules below and fill out the Rafflecopter form to win.

*One winner will receive a signed copy of Winterspell by Claire LeGrand.
*You must be thirteen years of age to enter.
*Open internationally.
*The giveaway will end on December 29th at 11:59 p.m. 

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  1. I absolutely LOVE everything about Christmas, and ballet is something I also adore. I can't wait to read Winterspell and Summerfall! Also Claire Legrand is a sweetheart!

  2. So intrigued by this book! Can't wait to read it :)

  3. Nutcracker retelling! Need I say more?

    I actually used to be a ballerina until my dance teacher bullied me and I quit. But I always wanted to dance Clara's part.

  4. I used to loooove watching the Nutcracker movie (the animated one) when I was a kid, and I'm so intrigued by Claire's darker retelling. It sounds fantastic!

  5. I really love Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares :D Winterspell sounds AWESOME so I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

  6. When I was a little a trip to see the local production of THE NUTCRACKER was the tradition that kicked off the holiday season for me so when I heard this was inspired by it I immediately wishlisted it.

  7. I enjoyed her other books, and this one sounds great!

  8. I've heard how unique this book is and I love trying out different things! Super excited to get to read this one and they just announced that she's going to be at NTTBF in March! SO EXCITED!

  9. I absolutely love the Nutcracker, and I also love books with a bit of darkness to them. This is one of my most anticipated reads of this year! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

  10. I've been watching a lot of Arrow lately, and previously, I loved Chuck and Alias, so stories about living double lives are apparently some of my favorites. I also love historical fiction, so a novel like Winterspell that combines a setting of the late 1800s with a secret life is one I HAVE to pick up!

  11. This looks like a lovely christmas read. Retellings and late 1800s setting? Sounds awesome!I Plus, the cover is absolutely stunning. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

  12. I love adaptations, and one based on The Nutcracker sounds amazing. As for holiday reads, my favorites are The Polar Express and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. My True Love Gave to Me is said to be really good, too.

  13. I have been insanely curious about this book for awhile, if only because the Nutcracker seems like a story that often doesn't get its due in the retelling world. Be curious to read this one! :)

  14. I have been all about retellings lately, especially with a reread of The Lunar Chronicles in progress! Anxious to get my hands on this one.

  15. I love retellings and I've seriously been dying to own a copy of Winterspell. I hope I get the chance. Thank you so much!



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