Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book and highlight it! This week, we picked out Winterwood.
Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing. But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.
I don’t think this is something I would normally pick up. But, I am intrigued by creepy forests, snowstorms, witches, and missing boys reappearing. I’ve come to really like creepy woods stories and I definitely am a fan of cold and snow. It sounds like this book is going to put those two together in the best possible way. Secrets also sound awesome and this book seems like it’s going to have a lot of those. Also, it should be interesting how witches tie into this story. Are there actually going to be witch(es)? I would say yes, but WHO KNOWS! I’m definitely looking forward to finding out everything this book holds.
Thank you for reading!