Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

A journalist.  A warrior.  A lover.  A father.  A son.  A prince.  A king.

Who is Eric Seven?

He hears a rumor about the mysterious island of Blessed where, according to the rumor, residents seem to live extraordinary long lives.  Eric travels to the island and meets Merle, or does he reconnect with her?  Because she is so familiar to him, almost like he’s known her many times before.  

Equals parts fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and realism Midwinterblood is a refreshingly original book about identity, love, and destiny.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick won the 2014 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult literature.  Did it deserve the award?  You decide and let us know! 

Marcus Sedgwick is the author of numerous other books including My Swordhand is Singing, White Crow, The Book of Dead Days, The Foreshadowing, and Revolver (a Printz Honor book).  His next book She is Not Invisible will release later this month.