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Winterspell

(2014)
(The first book in the Winterspell series)
A Novella by

 
 
Darkly romantic and entirely enchanting, this reimagining of The Nutcracker from Claire Legrand brims with magic, love, and intrigue - and "includes a Victorian mob princess/warrior heroine, an alternate New York City, steampunk faeries and an epic multigenerational battle" (Kirkus Reviews).

After her mother is brutally murdered, seventeen-year-old Clara Stole is determined to find out what happened to her. Her father, a powerful man with little integrity, is a notorious New York City gang lord in the syndicate-turned-empire called Concordia. And he isn't much help.

But there is something even darker than Concordia's corruption brewing under the surface of the city, something full of vengeance and magic, like the stories Clara's godfather used to tell her when she was a little girl. Then her father is abducted and her little sister's life is threatened, and Clara accidentally frees Nicholas from a statue that has been his prison for years. Nicholas is the rightful prince of Cane, a wintry kingdom that exists beyond the city Clara has known her whole life.

When Nicholas and Clara journey together to Cane to retrieve her father, Clara encounters Anise, the queen of the faeries, who has ousted the royal family in favor of her own totalitarian, anti-human regime. Clara finds that this new world is not as foreign as she feared, but time is running out for her family, and there is only so much magic can do...

New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer (Cinder) says "this is not your grandmother's Nutcracker tale."

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"DEFINITELY NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S NUTCRACKER TALE." - Marissa Meyer


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Used availability for Claire Legrand's Winterspell

Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Winterspell
Author(s): Claire Legrand
ISBN: 1-4424-6598-0 / 978-1-4424-6598-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Winterspell
Author(s): Claire Legrand
ISBN: 1-4424-6599-9 / 978-1-4424-6599-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Winterspell
Author(s): Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Winterspell
Author(s): Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Summerfall: A Winterspell Novella
Author(s): Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU