Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
This book is a captivating YA paranormal romance/mystery. It begins with the mystery. Seventeen year old Salome is terrified of winter after having nearly drowned in a pond on her family property at age six. Every winter she stays indoors as much as possible and has occasional freak outs brought on by cold and snow. She sees and hears things that no one hears, and while her mother has taken her to a psychologist due to these problems over the years, her grandmother seems to know something about it that she won't tell. There is a lot of that - people knowing what is going on, but they won't/can't tell Salome. Then three boys show up as love interests. No mere love triangle for this book - it is a love square. We learn that there are fae/fairies involved as the plot gets more twisted. I really did find the story to be intriguing and captivating - I read it in two days, but there were parts of the background info that did not seem to make sense. Other details also just seemed to kind of be left out - like what happened to her father? I received this book free to review from Netgalley. I enjoyed it and the writing is well done. I look forward to reading other books by the author.