Midwinterblood

Marcus Sedgwick

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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.

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

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Praise for Midwinterblood

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 17th 2012 issue:

"...a story that’s simultaneously romantic, tragic, horrifying, and transcendental is more than enough to hold readers’ attention, no matter their age." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Starred Review, Booklist, December 1st 2012 issue:

"Part love story, part mystery, part horror, this is as much about the twisting hand of fate as it is about the mutability of folk tales. Its strange spell will capture you." - Booklist, starred review

Starred Review, Kirkus, December 1st 2012 issue:

"The Time Traveler’s Wife meets Lost in this chilling exploration of love and memory . . . Haunting, sophisticated and ultimately exquisite. " -- Kirkus, starred review

Starred Review, BCCB, February 2013 issue:

"Sedgwick’s prose is unadorned yet melancholic. . ." -- BCCB, starred review

Starred Review, The Horn Book, March/April 2013 issue:

"Sedgwick’s prose is taut, careful, and chilling." -- The Horn Book, starred review

"Reminiscent of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas . . . stark, suspenseful writing." -- School Library Journal


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‘Midwinterblood,’ by Marcus Sedgwick - NYTimes.com
In this young adult novel, characters encounter one another again and again.
- The New York Times


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About the Author

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick is the author of White Crow and Revolver, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the UK and was named a Printz Honor book in the US. The author of eleven widely admired previous novels, he lives near Cambridge, England.

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Midwinterblood
Marcus Sedgwick

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Michael L. Printz Award - Medal, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
4/22/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250040077
ISBN10: 1250040078
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
February 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596438002
ISBN10: 1596438002
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

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Roaring Brook Press
February 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781596438026
ISBN10: 1596438029
Young Adult Fiction272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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