Have you ever bought a book based strictly on recommendations from others?
I usually try to look up recommended books, check reviews, all that business. But the other day I asked for recs on Twitter because all the YA fantasies I've been reading have either been absolutely amazing in a couple cases but otherwise pretty disappointing. And I wanted to find books that really shocked people (in a good way)
Several people all recommended A WINTER'S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos so when I saw it marked down on Amazon, I decided to grab it! The synopsis sounds interesting and the cover is giving me HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE vibes so fingers crossed this is a good one!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.
The World of the Arks
Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. The inhabitants of these arks each possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world using her trademark tenacity and quiet strength.
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