This book was great. It turned out to be completely different from what I thought it was going to be. Not knowing who everyone was, was part of the magic of reading The Winter People.
I'm just going to warn you now... a love triangle is involved, or should I say a love shape. What I mean by that is, there were so many guys sometimes involved that I had no clue what the heck was going on with them, but that feeling passed and I was left with two handsome guys. I have to admit I went back and forth between the two, but I was kind of disappointed at the end. I also admired that this is a stand alone book. Don't get me wrong, I love series and trilogies, but knowing that the end was the end was reassuring. (Wow... did that make any sense?)
The romance in the story played a great part, but the little bit of mystery about the curse was also exciting; trying to watch Salome piece everything together made me feel like a detective myself. The history and background of the story was very detailed, but not over whelming.
I felt bad for Salome, because everyone thought she was crazy for the "episodes" she was having, even though her mom and grandmother knew more than they were letting on and didn't tell her, which made me frustrated with them. I mean I get that it's part of the curse, but it would have helped that the people in her life could have made more of an effort so she wasn't so alone and in the dark. It was easy to see that her family did care about her though and that's good... right?
The Winter People works as a standalone and the result is amazingly satisfying. You will feel every emotion that Salome feels, such as the bitter cold, and you get to experience the full curse, and the guys along the way. Salome is an easy character that is instantly likeable. I feel The Winter People will appeal to all kinds of fantasy and magic fans.