Staff Pick: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
From goodreads:

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined—this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.

An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013

Pick it: if you are looking for a mystery that is slowly unraveled as the story travels back in time. I loved reading as the pieces of the story came together. Beautifully spooky. 

Skip it: if you want something a little more straightforward - this is definitely a strange read.

Pair with: White Crow, for another creepy read by Marcus Sedgwick.


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