Friday, September 5, 2014

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy


The Winter People
Release Date: 09/02/14
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.

Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she'll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.


Kind of disappointed in reading "The Winter People". I loved the title, the cover the synopsis. and since it has fae in it, why I wouldn't have picked it up. I didn't know whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I'll most likely rate it as 3.5 stars.

Don't get me wrong but the plot was really good. My problems were the progression of the story, the heroine's character, and her relationships.

Salome's character was weak and I couldn't just stand it but of course at the end she finally did something that made her strong but still almost throughout the whole book except the ending she had was that "damsel in distress". Another thing that I hate most definite in having a weak heroine is having love triangle. What made it worst that it wasn't even a triangle but a quadrangle. I know there are lot of reviews that mentioned this but I still have to mention it. As I said, I'm not a fan of love triangles and of course I wouldn't want a quadrangle. Although there are exceptions to some books in this I do not feel it. I have to admit when I learned that it was a quadrangle I skimmed through the ending to know whom she ended up with but technically I was rooting for no one at all since the whole quadrangle kind of ruined it for me. At the same time I'm happy for her choice since she chose love above all.

There could have been a better build up for the story and characters and I would have loved it more.
I liked the mystery of the story and it turns out to be quite the page turner. Although there were times when I wanted to stop reading it but I just couldn't resist finished reading it.  

About the Author
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…
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