About the Book:
Title: Wind Daughter
Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Retelling
In the dark, cold reaches of the north lives a storyteller and his daughter. He told his daughter, Satu, many stories–romances like the girl who loved a star and changed herself into a nightingale so she could always see him shining–but the most important story he told her was his own. This storyteller was once the formidable North Wind, but he lost his power by trading it away in exchange for mortality–he loved her mother too much to live without her. The loss of his magic impacted more than just their family, however, and now the world is unraveling in the wake of this imbalance.
To save the North, Satu embarks on a perilous journey to reclaim her father’s magic, but she isn’t the only one searching for it. In the snow-laden mountains, she finds herself in a deadly race with the Winter Lord who wants the North Wind’s destructive powers for himself.
Satu has the chance to be the heroine of her own fairy tale, only this one has an ending she never could have imagined.
A hauntingly beautiful fairy tale about love and loss, this Echo North companion novel is perfect for fans of the Winternight Trilogy.
*I received an arc from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity!*
Wind Daughter, a companion to Echo North, is a sparkling and enchanting fairytale that will hold you in its icy grasp from beginning to end. I was completely blown away once again by Meyer’s beautiful writing and her storytelling prowess.
Satu North is the daughter of a storyteller. She grew up listening to his magical glittering stories, including the most important one, his very own. Her father was once the formidable North Wind, but he lost his power when he traded it away for his own mortality. He loved Satu’s mother so much, that he couldn’t live without her. The loss of his magic impacted so much more than their family, and the world began unraveling due to the imbalance.
To save the North, Satu goes on a quest to take back her father’s magic. She finds along the way that she isn’t the only one searching for it. In the snow covered mountains, she finds herself in a lethal race with the mysterious Winter Lord who wants the North Wind’s immense power for himself.
Satu has the chance to be the hero of her own fairytale, but will her fears and her feelings prevent her? This fairytale has an ending that she never possibly could have imagined.
I just can’t come up with the words to express how much I love this book. Satu is such a strong and genuine character despite what she thinks of herself. Her journey is filled with self discovery, friendship, emotion, and love. I was so happy to see my dear Echo and Hal weaved into the story as well. I also lay claim to the Winter Lord! 😉
I highly recommend this amazing story of love and loss. If you like books that make you cry and melt your heart, this one is for you!
About the Author:
Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of the critically-acclaimed Echo North, as well as the companion novel duology Beneath the Haunting Sea and Beyond the Shadowed Earth. She writes stories about fierce teens finding their place in the world, fighting to change their fate, save the ones they love, or carve out a path to redemption.
Joanna lives with her dear husband and son, a rascally feline, and an enormous grand piano named Prince Imrahil in Mesa, Arizona. As often as she can, she escapes the desert heat and heads north to the mountains, where the woods are always waiting.