Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
Winterfolk by Janel Kolby
Release Date: February 6th 2018
A gritty yet beautiful debut novel about a homeless teen who relies on the magic she sees in the world around her to help her find her place, perfect for fans of Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap.
Rain is a homeless teen living with her father in the woods outside Seattle, near a community of other homeless people called the Winterfolk. She finds safety and sanctuary in this hidden world—until the day that safety is shattered when she learns the city plans to clear the woods of everyone who lives there. Now she’s forced to confront Seattle, which is full of strange sights, sounds, people—and memories…
Fans of Jandy Nelson, Bennett Madison, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Nova Ren Suma will be enchanted by the gorgeous writing and Rain’s unique voice.
The only reason I discovered Winterfolk was because one of the bloggers I am friends with on Goodreads added it to their to-read list. I saw this book on my feed and was curious enough to check it out myself. I am so glad I did because I’m not sure I would have discovered Winterfolk otherwise and it sounds amazing.
I am a massive fan of magical realism, it’s quickly becoming one of my favourite fantasy subgenres alongside fairytale retelling and time travel books. Plus any book that’s described as perfect for fans of Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap, Jandy Nelson and Anna-Marie McLemore is a book I need in my hands right now.
What do you think of Winterfolk? Is it a must on your to-read list, or are there any other books you can’t wait for the release date of? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Waiting on Wednesday as well.