Ahh time to get cosy with a hot chocolate- because I’m about to spill the tea on the best wintry reads 😉
Winter Rose– with its enchanting forest setting, I was swept up by the magic of McKillip’s writing and taken in by her stunning retelling.
Echo North– reading this reimagining of East of the Sun West of the Moon felt like stepping into a fairy tale.
Bear and the Nightingale– because nothing is more atmospheric AND wintry than this Russian folklore retelling!
Snow Child– and if you can’t get enough of Russian folklore, then why not try this exquisite tale that transports traditional stories to remote Alaska?
Wolf in the Whale– of course, the setting of Alaska is so cool that I had to include this unusual historical fantasy that imagines what happened when the Vikings crossed paths with the Inuit people.
Between Shades of Grey– a chilling story of Soviet cruelty, Sepetys is guaranteed to carry you away with her wondrous way with words.
Ice Twins– for a complete change of pace, this remote thriller brought up a gothic sense of Scotland and I was here for it!
And that’s all for now! What are some of your favourite atmospheric winter reads? And did you enjoy any of these? Let me know in the comments!