By: Christelle Dabos
Location: FIC DAB
Series: The Mirror Visitor #1
Translated by Hildegarde Serle
Translated from the French, this international bestseller is world-building at its best. The unusual settings, original characters, dark intrigue, and fast-moving plot result in a book that leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next volume. It has great adult crossover as the characters and situations cross age levels.' * School Library Journal
Long ago, following a cataclysm called ‘The Rupture’, the world was shattered into floating celestial islands, known now as Arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, an Ark where objects have souls. Beneath her worn scarf and thick glasses, Ophelia hides two powers: the ability to read the past of objects and their human owners, and the ability to travel through mirrors. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, the young girl must leave her family and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the floating capital of a distant Ark. Why has she been chosen? Why must she hide her true identity?
With a feisty, unforgettable heroine, a rich universe, romance and thrilling intrigue, A Winter’s Promise will appeal equally to readers of Cornelia Funke, Scott Westerfeld and Margaret Rogerson. Discover the first instalment in a grand saga, and a talented new fantasy author.
"It was fun. Pure YA entertainment. Because it was translated from French it had a very unique vibe to it which I can only imagine is due to the authors background and talent. It was eerie and imaginative, detailed and the universe was so expansive! I thoroughly enjoyed it and imagine most fans of YA will feel the same way."- Melissa
" I loved every single page of this book!! Loved the characters, the world is absolutely amazing and dynamics too!" Irene