Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Waiting on Wednesday! Yay! Today I've chosen one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, by one of my favourite authors, and that is The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave!

Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow.

One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone – taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back – even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.

About two years ago I read my first book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. It was The Girl of Ink and Stars, and I was hooked immediately within the first few pages. Her vivid descriptions and enchanting prose have a way of not only grabbing the reader but bringing forth images within the mind. You see every sentence, every page, as if it were in front of you. Her books are not just ones you read but ones you live. The stories themselves are magical, almost surreal fantasies; rooted in worlds not dissimilar to our own, so we may imagine they could easily happen to us, whilst being interwoven with fantastical elements we as readers love and enjoy. This is Kiran's third book, and while the blurb may not be very much to go on in regards to what may happen within its pages, it speaks of the same poetic journey and intense wonder that I have come to expect from her. I am eagerly counting down the days until I can hold The Way Past Winter in my hands, and expect to devour it as quickly as I did the others.

Are you looking forward to The Way Past Winter? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

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