Saturday, September 3, 2016
Review: The Winter People (The Winter People #1) by Rebekah L. Purdy
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.
I've had this novel in ARC form my kindle for years (2014) and I finally read it over a few days last week. And I will not be reading the rest of the series.
My major problems with story was the lack of information, the novel kept the reader and the main character in the dark for a majority of the novel and the explanations did not help very much.
The revelation itself was meh, it was very mediocre and reminded me why I'm not a huge fan of that paranormal element in my YA novels.
Besides the plot the worst thing in the novel was the romances, there were so many boys that loved the main character and it was like she swapped love interests every 50-100 pages. Ugh.
The female characters were portrayed rather poorly in my opinion.
I did give it some stars because of Salome, I enjoyed her character, I was not a huge fan of her choices but I liked her.
2.5 Stars Out of 5