The Sisters of the Winter Wood

The Sisters of the Winter Wood Review

Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life - even if they've heard of troubling times for Jews elsewhere. When their parents travel to visit their dying grandfather, the sisters are left behind in their home in the woods.

But before they leave, Liba discovers the secret that their Tati can transform into a bear, and their Mami into a swan. Perhaps, Liba realizes, the old fairy tales are true. She must guard this secret carefully, even from her beloved sister.

Soon a troupe of mysterious men appear in town and Laya falls under their spell-despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And these are not the only dangers lurking in the woods...

The sisters will need each other if they are to become the women they need to be - and save their people from the dark forces that draw closer.

Title:The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Orbit in exchange for an honest review. “Sometimes you know when you don’t belong, but you don’t know how to leave.” This is one of the most atmospheric books I’ve ever rea...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Look at this copy!!!! OMG!!!!! And yellow stained edges! Everyone in this book got on my nerves! But, I still liked it. Funny that! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!man, i was so looking forward to this - it seemed, from the description, to be exactly my kind of book; one blending fairytale sensibilities with realworld atrocities à la Gretel and t...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    If there are a few things I love in my fantasy stories, they are: 1) good, diverse representation, 2) fairytale vibes and/or retellings, 3) historical settings, and 4) animals and/or shape-shifters. T...

  • Will Byrnes

    For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands.---...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale

    Every family has a secret... and every secret tells a story. I received an advanced reader copy of The Sisters of the Winter Wood in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Rena Rossner a...

  • Julie

    My official review! Do NOT miss this book if you enjoy languorously paced, character-driven dark fairy tales and fantasies like "The Bear and the Nightingale" or "Uprooted.""This dark fairy tale about...

  • Emma

    Oh, how I wishthis were darker. The winter woodheld little chill. Its thorns were so smalland brittle. Two girls, one fair, one dark, live with their Tati and Mami in a house by the forest, a simple l...

  • Roman Clodia

    If you enjoy modern whimsical re-tellings of folklore and fairy tales with a smattering of history (here Jewish pogroms in pre-Revolutionary Russia/Ukraine) then this might be for you. I liked the int...

  • Lou

    This had so much potential, bucket loads in fact, but it sadly wasn't as alluring as I thought it was going to be. Don't get me wrong, this is still a beautiful book, I just felt it may have been a fi...