Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mini Review: Homecoming; Claire Legrand.

I often go to revisit the Goodreads pages for authors whose books I enjoy and of course to find out when the next in a series will be out. I loved Legrand's 'Winterspell' and have been waiting to read the next book in the series. But sadly, this didn't go ahead, and instead Legrand has released an epilogue of sorts. While a little disappointed, I decided to give it a read and here are my thoughts!

SOURCE: Author's Website
TYPE: E-Read

TITLE: Homecoming
AUTHOR: Claire Legrand
SERIES: Winterspell (#1.5)
PUBLISHER: 
Self-Published
PAGES: 26
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retelling

RATING: 3/5 Stars


Blurb:
A brief epilogue to Claire Legrand's YA Nutcracker re-telling, Winterspell. Available for free download at Claire's website.

If you enjoyed 'Winterspell' and are wondering what happens next, please enjoy this free short epilogue!

Note: These are literally the best descriptions I could find but in short, it's a brief epilogue on Clara's return to Cane and her reunion with Nicholas.


Overall Conclusion:
Though I was a little sad to find that there would be no book on Clara's return to Cane, I was excited to be reading something that would round up the series because I really liked the first book. This 26 page freebie does it well, acting almost like an extra chapter more than anything. It covers the return to Cane reunion with friends (including, obviously, Nicholas) and I liked that Legrand hadn't let the impact of 'Winterspell' go. Clara still had residual feelings of affection and guilt for Anise's fate, and there was still trouble in the Kingdom as a result. The details were a little vague - this was all about the characters and way too short to focus on much else. Nevertheless, I did get the scene I'd been waiting for between Clara and Nicholas, so that was nice! Thanks Claire!