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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 really liked The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy. It is a wonderful young adult story about fantastical beings and a centuries old curse. There is romance but it is subtle and the hero isn’t definitive until near the end. Who Salome ends up with is part of the mystery of the book, but I will say that I loved him and he was the one I was rooting for all along. " - Paranormal Kiss
First I would like to thank the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not change my review in any way.
Oh my! I can't believe what a whirlwind of a ride I've just been on. This book kept me captivated from the very beginning. I... ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
When Salome Montgomery was SIX years old, she fell through the frozen pond on her grandparents property and nearly died. Luckily, someone saved her, and warned her to stay away from the woods or SHE will find her. Eleven years lat... ...more
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]
Through the first few chapters of The Winter People, I kept thinking “Oh no, there’s going to be a love triangle just like every other YA book out there.” Still, the premise of this book wa... ...more
The Winter People was such an absorbing read! There was no end to the magic and the mystery, all wrapped in a little bit of romance and teenage angst and family drama!
There was so much misdirection in the story. One moment, I was sure I knew who filled what role... the bad guy, the good guy. And... ...more
I really liked The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy. It is a wonderful young adult story about fantastical beings and a centuries old curse. There is romance but it is subtle and the hero isn’t definitive until near the end. Who Salome ends up with is part of the mystery of the book but I will s... ...more
I really loved this book. Unique and super cool (that pun though ;) ) The story line always kept me wanting to read more, even if my mind was also on QoS. Don't get me wrong, Qos is AMAZING. But there's so many deadlines I need to do for book reviews and I just don't have time between school and... ...more
* I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review *
The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy is riveting! I finished this novel last night very late and had to take some time to digest everything that happened. I was truly astonished.
First, the cover is absolutely breathtaking. When first seein... ...more
First off I want to say I am glad I wasn't reading this while on my vacation :). I was surrounded by the woods and probably would have "heard" things while reading this book :).
Salome has been traumatized by a childhood accident that almost took her life. She fell into a frozen pond and was on th... ...more
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I really wasn’t sure what to expect going into The Winter People, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I was resistant because I have not had much luck with the fantasy genre lately. I am so happy that this finally broke my Fantasy... ...more
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This book took me into a roller coaster of emotions. I was rooting for both Nevin and Gareth, so I was really happy in the end. I can honestly say when it comes to stand alones this is in my top charts. You see the main character, Salome Montgomery, in the prologue is tra... ...more
This winter wonderland is far from wonderful; "The Winter People" is a cold, dangerous world filled with romance, fear, deception and magic. Things are never as they seem especially when there are three impossibly good-looking guys, Colton, Nevin, and Gareth, who show up one after the other into... ...more
I loved the premise of The Winter People! I never read a book before with a similar plot and I was really drawn into the atmospheric tale featuring the creepy wintry creatures that live in the woods behind the house of Salome’s grandparents. I definitely enjoyed the suspense so much more than Sal... ...more
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The End, through great sacrifice Salome saves the day and all is well for now. Her heart and soul sing to the one she belongs with. The Winter People felt a lot like a fairy tale but it ended a bit differently than most…if you’ve read it you kn... ...more
Salome is afraid of winter. This is the result of falling in her grandparents' pond when she was a little girl. Because she heard voices before she fell in and when she was brought to the surface she's had many years of psychiatric treatment. Is she really imagining things though? The voices told... ...more
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the author Rebekah L. Purdy and the publisher, Entangled Publishing, LLC.
The Winter People tells the story of Salome Montgomery, who, after an unfortunate accident when she was younger, fears the w... ...more
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I thought The Winter People was a really good read filled with mystery & intrigue.
Salome is left to see to the woods surrounding her grandmother’s house whilst she’s away for the winter – filling animal feeders, leaving trinkets... ...more
**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**
When Salome Montgomery fell through the ice of the pond behind her grandparents’ house at the age of 6 and almost lost her life, she was permanently scarred and completely terrified of winter. And now,... ...more
I just finished Winter People and omg let me tell you this, I couldn’t have picked a better book to start my year out with! Winter People is the perfect romantic fantasy; you have mystery, magic, romance, friendships, hardship, drama, secrets, and so much more in this book. I’ve never read any of... ...more
The Winter People was a most magical journey, with a cursed king, a vengeful witch, knights in shining armor, and not everything as it seemed. It was simple, but the effects were great.
As Salome slowly uncovers the truth about all the three men hot at her heals, she also learns about herself. It... ...more
The Winter People was about Salome Montgomery and as insane as it sounds she fears winter. She had a accident when she was very young and due to the things she saw and heard has been living a life of fear when Winter rolls around.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book even wh... ...more
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This is one of those times I have to step back from a book that had me chair-dancing in glee and not rate it based on the end-of-book squeeage I felt, but to search for a little objectivity in my review. Reaction alone, this would be a five plus. Plus a few... ...more
from the very beginning of the book Rebekah purdy has you wondering what is what. Keeping you in suspense through giving you hints and just enough detail in her descriptive writing to have you know something is up but not tell you what so you are able to form your own thoughts. by doing this, she... ...more
I will admit that the cover drew me to this book and after reading the synopsis I knew I had to read it. I enjoyed the plot of the book, I thought it was quite original and I looked forward to finding out what was going to happen. However, it takes pretty much the whole book to find out what exac... ...more
Review found on The Life & Times of a Book Addict Blog.
Publication: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
I began reading The Winter People without much expectation except for an interesting story. That is exactly what it was...interesting and unique. I don’t belie... ...more