On March 12, 2010 I posted on the old blog about a new book on my radar, Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw. Despite coming down with a nasty cold, I was over the moon about this new YA Fantasy novel. But I realized it was not due out in the US till the following year. Sigh. I could wait, and wait I did. During that time I came to know Wintercraft’s author, Jenna a little better. She found me on Twitter and we soon started up mini conversations on Wintercraft, books, birds, moths and more!  Jenna is one of a handful of wonderful people I’ve met online that I can see myself spending time with in “real life.” If only we didn’t live an ocean apart!

In the Fall of last year, she surprised me when she bought a bookmark from my Etsy shop!! Since then she’s bought a couple other goodies from my shop. After her last purchase she asked if I’d like to be put on a list to review the US version of Wintercraft, Shadowcry! I said, yes–of course. 😉

Sadly, months passed and there was no sign of Shadowcry. 😦

Jenna decided it was time to take matters into her own hands and this is how I came to hold this small parcel in my hands:

For Amanda

Inside was not a copy of Shadowcry, but of Wintercraft!!!

Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw

Thank you so much, Jenna! Though it has not even been a full year, it seems like I’ve been waiting ages. And now you not only have one eager reader, but two. My daughter is looking forward to reading Wintercraft too!

Shadowcry by Jenna BurtenshawFor those of you who haven’t heard (God forbid) of Wintercraft here are some links:

Wintercraft Official Website (with awesome book trailer)

Shadowcry on Amazon.com

Wintercraft on Goodreads

Jenna Burtenshaw’s Blog

On Twitter @JennaBurtenshaw