Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD by Rena Rossner (A)


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme that used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I've missed posting these on a weekly basis and have decided to start doing them again. 
Waiting On Wednesday is where I/we get to "spotlight" the books that we are most looking forward to reading soon! 

Today's pick is... 

by Rena Rossner
Expected release date: September 2018
Published by: Redhook (Hachette Books)
Genre: Adult Fantasy, Magical Realism
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook


SUMMARY

Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life - even if they've heard of troubling times for Jews elsewhere. When their parents travel to visit their dying grandfather, the sisters are left behind in their home in the woods.

But before they leave, Liba discovers the secret that their Tati can transform into a bear, and their Mami into a swan. Perhaps, Liba realizes, the old fairy tales are true. She must guard this secret carefully, even from her beloved sister.

Soon a troupe of mysterious men appear in town and Laya falls under their spell - despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And these are not the only dangers lurking in the woods...

The sisters will need each other if they are to become the women they need to be - and save their people from the dark forces that draw closer. 


MY THOUGHTS

It is so rare for me to find a fairytale-ish/magical realism adult lit story... but the summary also reads as if this could be a Young Adult crossover...? 

I want to say that this is a retelling, but I cannot seem to remember which one(s). If you have any idea if it is, please do let me know!

What caught my eye from the summary... 
- "... the sisters are left behind in their home in the woods."
- "... Liba discovers the secret that their Tati can transform into a bear, and their Mami into a swan."
- "... a troupe of mysterious men appear in town and Laya falls under their spell..."

And, isn't the cover stunning?!


What are you currently waiting to be released???


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