Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Ryan Jones
By Ryan Jones February 23, 2018 11:52

I would have cried if I had any sorrow left. I would have shouted if anger still burned within me. But there was nothing, nothing but hope and despair, and despair was winning.


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones was a disappointing read.


I am not a fantasy fan but this did not influence my review. It was just not a good book. I have read Rick Riordon’s Percy Jackson series, I have read the Inheritance Cycle, Inkhart and Spiderwick, all of which are fantasy. They lived up to expectations.


When it was released last year, many book bloggers broadcast their love for this book, so I thought I would give it a go. I learned my lesson.


The hype is not all it is cracked up to be.



The main characters are Liesl and the Goblin King. The storyline revolves around an ancient fairytale where the Goblin King needs to wed a Goblin Queen. The Queen is then forced to live in the Underground and if she leaves without the Goblin King’s consent, the world of the Above will forever remain winter and changelings will be able to live on earth with humans again.


Throughout her time with the Goblin King, Liesl discovers herself as a person and once she has found who she truly is she is reunited with her family.



I liked the general idea of the storyline but the compilation and format did not work for me. The writing was decent and there were a few good quotes I jotted down. But the way Jae-Jones placed her words and sentences did not make sense.

It felt like word vomit.


A typical story pyramid has a definite beginning, a buildup to the climax tapers to falling action which leads to an end.


The entirety of Wintersong was a plateau. There was one twist in the beginning but the rest of the book contained redundant phrases and words.


The scenes would jump from one focal point to the next in the middle of a paragraph, lacking transition, which was confusing.



Despite my negative connotations with this novel, it does not mean you should not read it. You either like a book or you do not. That is the brilliant thing about reviews — everyone will feel differently with their own opinions.


Give it a read if you like fantasy.


Maybe you will like it more than I did.

Ryan Jones
By Ryan Jones February 23, 2018 11:52

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