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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter's Kiss by Melissa Marr (Faery Tales & Nightmares)

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 21, 2012)
Buy the book:  KindleHardcover
Author's Website: melissa-marr.com

Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light, by bestselling author Melissa Marr. Tales of favorite characters from Marr's Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for readers to fall in love with - or to fear.



Winter's Kiss

"Once - a long time ago before CHANGE had come - there was a girl whose father was a king."  Nesha was a princess, but she carried a curse.  She carried, in her breath, Winter's Kiss.  She could never be happy with her family, because she was in constant danger of hurting them, or the land they relied on for food and warmth.  Before long, she decides she will leave, and find a place where she won't have to live in fear.  Along her journey she encounters a strange winter bear, who seems to want to help her.  Nesha finds more than she expects when she follows the bear to his home.  

Melissa has an incredible gift of storytelling, and fairy-tales are her specialty.  I'm not sure if this story was meant to actually be set in the world of Faery, or if it is just a magical world, but it was fantastical either way.  It's funny because I don't really like cold weather, or snow, but I find reading about "winter wonderlands" magical.  This was the first story I read in Faery Tales & Nightmares, and I really enjoyed it.  If there's ever more to the story of Nesha and her bear, I will definitely be reading it!



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41 comments:

  1. This is the first review I've seen for Faery Tales and Nightmares. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait for it to come out!

    -Kim

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  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this.Nice review

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  3. Ohh, I love melissa marr and I am looking forward to this book.

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  4. i like her style of writing and would like to discover this book

    all the best

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  5. Her books are always good! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  6. I love Melissa Marr's books. Can't wait to pick this one up.

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  7. I haven't read one by her yet but this sounds delightful!!

    Mary

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  8. Omg! I love Melissa Marr! I can just get lost in her beautiful writing! And Wicked Lovely is one of my all time favourite series!
    I've been dying for a copy of Faery Tales and Nightmares :)

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  9. I have been looking forward to this book for what seems like forever. I love anthologies, and this sounds like a great collection of stories.

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  10. I have not had the chance to read any of Melissa's books yet. I have heard good thing about them and would love the chance to win and read them. Thanks for the chance to win. I love anthologies, love the short stories.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  11. This is the first review I've read for this book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I'm really looking forward to reading it myself. I'm sure I'll love it too!

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  12. Oh I just knew this book would be awesome. I can't wait for its release. And you make this story in the book sound like an absolute must read. Even if it's not set in Faery. Yours is the first peek at this book I've seen. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  13. I don't even know that this book exist before I see your review lol! Can't wait to read it, it sounds awesome! Great review!

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  14. I love her other books, this one sounds just as good.
    Great review!
    SarahS @ WondrousReadings

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  15. I've read a short story by Melissa and luved it so much... and then tried to read Wicked Lovely and did not like it. But I will give this one a try, since I luv her shtor story reaaaaally a lot xD

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  16. I love Melissa's writing style and can't wait to read this book! I had heard of this book but this is the first time I'm seeing the finished cover, and it's beautiful!!

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  17. This would make a great addition to the Frankling high school library. THanks for the review and the giveaway

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  18. This book sound so GOOD! Can't wait to read about Nesha! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. This is soooo good!!!! thanks for the giveaway :)

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  20. this book sounds great I can't wait to read it.

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  21. I love love Melissa Marr's writing! This is definitely something to look forward to!:)

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  22. I am so excited for this giveaway. I love her writing so much. Great giveaway.

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  23. I LOVE Melissa Marr and can't wait to read this story! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  24. I enjoy Marr's writing style. This book looks unique and I'm excited to read it. Maybe I'll get to win a copy hint hint.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds very interesting.

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  26. You make this sound even better than I thought it would be. Can't wait to read it! :)

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  27. OOoo I love the cover...

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  28. I've been wanting to read this from the moment I heard about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I really like Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. She has a way with words. And the cover of this one is so gorgeous!

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  30. Sounds like this would be a great summer read...with the winter wonderland to cool one off!

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  31. I haven't heard of this yet. I know what you mean about her winter land being magical because I hate snow and cold weather too, but I always found the winter queens home in the Wicked Lovely series to be so refreshing.

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  32. Im really looking forward to this it sounds great.

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  33. I have been waiting for this book for a very long time

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  34. I'm so excited about this book! I just leant out my WL series to my sister and now there's more!

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  35. I've been looking forward to this book for some time. :) I love faery tales and can't wait to read this one! :)

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  36. I'm really looking forward for this book!

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  37. I'm looking forward to this book. The cover is freaking amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Glad that Marr is moving toward darker worlds. I think it's best I purchase a nightmare catcher before reading Faery Tales & Nightmares ;-)

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  39. I love Melissa Marr's books so much. I can't wait to read this one.

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  40. Wicked Lovely was an amazing book. I haven't had a chance to read any of her other books yet, they're on my list. Great review. Short but thoughtful. Perfect.

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