White Stag

White Stag

The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.

As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.

Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.

Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.

Title:White Stag
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250149589
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    White Stag Reviews

  • megs_bookrack

    **2.5-stars rounded up**As the sole survivor of a goblin raid on her village, Janneke is wracked with survivor's guilt. As if this weren't bad enough, she is also taken hostage by the raiding army and...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I think I'm going to have to mark this one DNF @ 25%.I initially requested White Stag because gorgeous cover + Goblin King = a happy Chelsea. The first chapter was incredibly suspenseful, dropping us ...

  • alana ?

    tw: mentions of rape, torture, violenceLadies and gentlemen, there's a new Rhys in town and he goes by the name of Soren.I honestly, didn't doubt for a second that I was going to end up loving this on...

  • C.G. Drews

    This is about goblins and erlkings and monstrous girls... so basically a checklist of things I quite enjoy reading. I am PLEASED. It had a lot of fae culture woven through a Norse setting, but focusin...

  • Caylin

    TW Mention of rape. At first, I couldn't figure out what bothered me about this story. I read it, and then read it again, trying to figure out why I just didn't feel comfortable with it. Then, after t...

  • Mara YA Mood Reader

    Perfect for those who enjoyed Holly Black’s Folk of the Air trilogy although you won’t find a Cardan copy here but maybe you will discover something else. Something magical happens inside me when ...

  • Ashlee  Library In The Country

    This isn’t going to be a warm and fuzzy review.I love dark fantasy stories that involve the folk and jumped on the opportunity to read and review White Stag. I discovered the origins of this story a...

  • Tomoe Hotaru

    There are two ways to judge this book. The first is to see it as a coping mechanism; a cathartic device the author used to deal with her own trauma. She acknowledges so in her preface, and for...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Not gonna lie, if I'm on netgalley and see the word "goblin" I just start clicking buttons Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!...

  • Monica

    What a fantastic story! ⭐️ Brilliant writing and such originality! This is definitely not what I expected when I read “goblins”. There’s a hint of Beauty & the Beast... but only if Beauty wa...