Midwinterblood

“Writing like [this] speaks for itself. I admire it both as a reader and as a writer. It is a tale for the ages, expertly spun and completely satisfying in its conclusion.”
Eoin Colfer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review

“…it’s the earthy, the romantic, and the ghostly—rather than the cerebral—that make this book such a complete work of art.”
Starred review – The Horn Book

“The concept of two souls connected over space and time has obvious romantic appeal, and each individual story here is stunningly developed, offering up a different iteration of love and linking Eric and Merle in surprising but poignant ways.”
Starred review – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“…a story that’s simultaneously romantic, tragic, horrifying, and transcendental.”
Starred review – Publisher’s Weekly

“Haunting, sophisticated and ultimately exquisite.”
Starred review – Kirkus

“Its strange spell will capture you.”
Starred review – Booklist

“Prize-winning Marcus Sedgwick’s gift for powerful storytelling is at its very best in this emotionally charged, no holds barred novel.”
Julia Eccleshare – Lovereading

“This book made me laugh, this book made me cry. I want to tell people about this book and see their reaction when they turn the final page.”
Writing from the Tub

 

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What would you sacrifice for someone you’ve loved forever? Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, MIDWINTERBLOOD is a dark, breathtaking and cleverly crafted paranormal love story like no other, beautifully told in seven parts and spanning ten centuries.

Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar even though you’ve never been there before, or felt that you’ve known someone even though you are meeting them for the first time?

Eric and Merle loved and lost one another, and have been searching for each other through time ever since. This novel comprises seven short stories and travels in time, from 2073 back to the days of Viking sagas. Across the different tales, the two souls appear as lovers, mother and son, brother and sister, and artist and child as they come close to finding each other before facing the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Awards

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award.
Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Award.
Publisher's Weekly Best Books for 2013.
Booklist Editor's Choice for 2013.
2014 Tayshas High School Reading List.