Alexander Yates
The Winter Place
July 03, 2019 Comments.. 875
The Winter Place There is a middle world between life and death and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart wrenching story infused with the fractured and fantastical realms of Finnish mysticism Axel

  • Title: The Winter Place
  • Author: Alexander Yates
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • There is a middle world between life and death, and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart wrenching story infused with the fractured and fantastical realms of Finnish mysticism.Axel and Tess are bewildered when a stranger shows up in their backyard accompanied by a giant brown bear, but before they can investigate the bizarre encounter, something harThere is a middle world between life and death, and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart wrenching story infused with the fractured and fantastical realms of Finnish mysticism.Axel and Tess are bewildered when a stranger shows up in their backyard accompanied by a giant brown bear, but before they can investigate the bizarre encounter, something harrowing happens their father is killed in a freak car accident.Now orphaned, Tess and Axel are shipped off to Finland to live with grandparents who they ve never met, and are stunned to discover that the mysterious stranger with the bear has found them again More stunning they come to understand that this man isn t really a man he s a keeper of souls And the bear isn t really a bear it s a ghost Their mother s ghost Wandering, endlessly, searching for their father.Then the Keeper invites Axel, who is fighting his symptoms of muscular dystrophy, to join the path of the dead and when Axel disappears into the deep snow, Tess knows she must find a way to follow There are mysteries connected to this peculiar man, this keeper, and if she can untangle them, she might not only save Axel, but also bring her parents peace.

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    1. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:

      melissa413readsalot.cThis book was so amazing. I first saw the cover and new I had to have it and when I read the blurb it sounded really good. And let me tell you it was good. Now, if your looking for some big ole action book, this is not it. This is about a boy and girl that have to go through some tough things, ghosts and random other creepy weirdness that I just loved! Tess and her little brother Axel have to go live in Finland with grandparents they never knew existed after their father die [...]

    2. Lindsay says:

      A promising setup that just doesn't follow through.Tess and Axel, the children of an American man who has raised them alone since the death of his Finnish wife, lose their father to a car accident. On the same night that this happens they have a strange encounter with a huge man called the Keeper who is followed by a brown bear. In the aftermath of their father's accident they meet their maternal Finnish grandparents and find out that they are being moved to Finland. When they get there, Tess in [...]

    3. Emma says:

      Review by BethSteeped in Finnish mythology and some truly evocative settings, The Winter Place is a truly magical tale with a few scary moments perfectly put together. Tess and Axel go through things no children should have to. Not only are they already without a mother, their dad dies too and their entire world is turned upside down. Strangely, and what makes the novel so captivating and unique, just before their father dies both Tess and Axel see the mysterious Keeper who is accompanied by a b [...]

    4. Paula says:

      I don't know if it's a case of "it's not you, it's me" with this book, but whatever the reason is, "The Winter Place" by Alexander Yates didn't work for me. And this despite starting out really promising. I loved the premise of the story and the first couple chapters were great but sadly, it soon started going downhill for me. And it didn't get better. I couldn't connect with the characters. In my opinion they were one-dimensional and flat. They didn't evoke a single emotion in me other than ann [...]

    5. Cassandra Giovanni says:

      Overall Rating 5 Stars-Book Description: 4-Cover: 3.5-Plot: 5-Creativity: 5-Grammar: 4-Simile Use: 5 (minimal usage)-Description: 4 (very well written)-Show And Tell Balance: 4This is one of the few books I've picked up recently at a book store as opposed to , and I'm glad I did. Initially, the cover pulled me with it's glittery coloring and soft hues (however, the girl in the stock photo is slightly redundant, as she is on many covers). What made me buy the book, however, was the quote on the b [...]

    6. Lisa says:

      I really enjoyed this superbly-written contemporary fantasy about siblings journeying through both their grief over losing their father, and the ghost-filled, mystically-connected forests of New York and Finland. At times it reminded me of Michael Chabon's Summerland, except that The Winter Place is better. Yates has a talent for characterization and even the minor characters felt like real people. I won't spoil it, but the ending is fantastic.I highly recommend this book for anyone who is inter [...]

    7. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

      Yates, Alexander The Winter Place, 438 pages. Atheneum, 2016. $12. Language: PG-13 (43 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some fighting).Tess and Axel’s mom died years ago, but when their father is killed in a freak accident, the pair is devastated. Matters only get worse when the siblings learn that their maternal grandparents, whom they didn’t know existed, live in Finland and they are going to have to join them there. Axel, especially, is devastated and feels that it is [...]

    8. Lisa says:

      Thank you to Alex Yates for writing such an enjoyable book with geographic references in central NY that warm my heart. Oh and Finland too.The story is one of an adventure for 2 kids, a brother and a sister, abandoned by death in their family and brought to Finland by a grandmother they never knew. The lives of these two children are independent of almost everyone around them but their strong connections with other characters that show their need for those ties to something make the story strong [...]

    9. Brent says:

      Alexander Yates has a written a smart and emotionally rich modern fantasy for teens. Yates has an uncanny knack for paying homage to the classics while keeping his own story fresh and unique. This balance allows the novel to be instantly accessible and yet riveting and unpredictable. The characters are brilliantly formed; even the supporting cast is revealed to have complex motivations. By providing that level of depth and intricacy of storytelling, Yates cleverly subverts the standard quest adv [...]

    10. Catherine Ward says:

      If you loved the evocative, stunning setting of The Snow Child, you'll find similar here. This is an extraordinary story told against a stunning wintry backdrop, as siblings Axel and Tess try to navigate a massive upheaval in their lives whilst dealing with immense grief and some astonishing other-wordly happenings. A truly captivating story about identity, home, family and our place in the world. I'm a sucker for a rich, detailed setting and The Winter Place has that in bucket loads, without lo [...]

    11. Lipsy says:

      Mixed feelings on this one. Review to follow @ lipsyy.WordPress

    12. Alexandra says:

      I didn't actually finish it as I was too bored. However, this book is great for those people who like Paranormal fiction books. I highly recommend it for younger kids than me. Sorry Mr. Yates, I cannot give this book higher than a 2 stars.

    13. Sam says:

      3.5 Stars, An interesting read based on Finnish Folklore. A little darker than I expected.

    14. David says:

      -- young-adult fiction: a marketing wheeze dressed up as an art form, – Anthony Lane, in a review of the movie “The Fifth Wave”,The New Yorker, February 1, 2016, p. 75This is the sort of condescending, elitist remark one would expect from The New Yorker. I love The New Yorker. However, I am not too fond of young adult fiction, because (since JK Rowling has, at least for now, quit the field) it is dominated by the sort of sulky humorlessness found frequently in members of its target aud [...]

    15. Emily Pham says:

      It was pretty deep, and the whole "ghosts and other side" sort of thing is pretty interesting, though it took a bit time to get into. The theme of family is also a nice touch. It's a nice change of pace from the romancey books.

    16. Becky Keir Grace says:

      I grabbed this book loving the sound of the story, but I am not sucked in as much as I hoped to be. Tess and Axel are all too familiar with tragedy. Having lost their mother years ago to muscular dystrophy, they live with their father who works as a knight in medieval fairs, but then an accident claims his life as well. Now Tess and Axel are to live with their grandfather who has enough of his own demons to battle. They have a strange encounter with a bear and a man called the keeper on the nigh [...]

    17. Brian Henriksen says:

      A wonderful read full of truly compelling characters. I'll decline from saying too much for fear of ruining the many lovely surprises, but the rich, haunted world Yates creates is well-imagined enough, and the emotional stakes sufficiently high, that the ending was wrenching, rewarding, and truly a surprise. What keeps it from 5 stars is that the final chapters felt a bit hurried - though perhaps I only feel that way because I wanted to linger longer in interconnected and magical forests of The [...]

    18. Beth says:

      I was recommended this book by one of my year 10 students who really enjoyed it and I was looking forward to trying it. However I found the book to be fairly pointless to be honest. I enjoyed Axel as a character but most of the time the book just did not seem to make much sense. I skim read lots of pages towards the end because I found myself wanting to just get it finished so I could put it down. I definitely would not recommend it in a hurry.

    19. Mel Raschke says:

      A great read that takes the reader on an amazing journey. The descriptive language used to take you through the worlds experienced by the characters make the transition flow brilliantly.

    20. Matt says:

      Story was well-told but I never felt like I was hooked emotionally to the characters. Pacing felt a little off at various points. Definitely Gaiman-esque, and I appreciated the introduction to Finnish folklore.

    21. Stacey says:

      3.5- interesting concept, ghosts, hiisi. Axel and Tessa mom and dad are dead. Supernatural, a bit disjointed in the beginning.

    22. Barbara says:

      A book that wanders the paths of the forests of the hereafter. Giving visual insight through the eyes of two young people to the mystical road of mourning at the loss of their father.

    23. Ella says:

      I stopped reading this on chapter 17, which is page 321. I got a bit bored, and it started to become very slow.

    24. Dramatica Darmody says:

      an interesting enough premise, but unnecessarily descriptive at points, and it really did drag on quite a bit towards the end.

    25. Miriam Joy says:

      I read this on a train journey from Aberdeen to London, so any thoughts now won't be all that clear. I'll write a review when I've had time to think about it.

    26. Tiffany says:

      This was AMAZING. It bets 4/5 stars because the modern slang was sporadic and out of place and vaguely ridiculous, but I haven't been this consumed by a YA novel since the Hunger Games.

    27. Nataly Padilla says:

      At the beginning I was having my doubts towards where this book was going to go but know I am certain it's one of the best stand alone I have read.

    28. Shannon says:

      An interesting book. I liked the Finnish connection.

    29. Dionisia says:

      I. Can't. Wait. I want. I covet. I'm saving a space on my bookshelf just for this.

    30. Megan Horner says:

      I really enjoyed this book, but it doesn't have complete closure in the end. Like, did they end up moving house in Helsinki? What happened with hare?

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