Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small Maine town. Things look up when a new family comes to town. But as she begins to fall for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down. Weird visions of transforming into an otherworldly falcon are just the beginning. Soon she learns she's part of the Benandanti, an ancient cult of warriors with the unique power to separate their souls from their bodies and take on the forms of magnificent animals. Alessia never would've suspected it, but her boring town is the site of an epic struggle between the Benandanti and the Malandanti to control powerful magic in the surrounding forest. As Alessia is drawn into the Benandanti's mission, her relationship with Jonah intensifies. Suddenly forced to weigh choices a sixteen-year-old should never have to make, Alessia witnesses two worlds colliding with devastating consequences.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 127 x 178 x 25.4mm | 369g
- 08 Jan 2015
- Medallion Press
- United States
"Drawing on Italian lore, debut novelist Maggi weaves an intriguing ... urban fantasy in which rival clans war for control of magical hot spots, including a waterfall near the tiny Maine town of Twin Willows." --Publishers Weekly "Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this promising paranormal adventure." --Kirkus Reviews "Nicole Maggi has a way of writing that transports you into Alessia's shoes; you almost feel as if she is a part of you." --Once Upon a Twilight "The story is perfectly balanced with love, suspense, action, and romance. i cannot wait for the next book!" --LibraryThing "Winter Falls is a very quick, fun read that should appeal to readers that love magic and shapeshifting abilities." --OpenBookSociety
About Nicole Maggi
Nicole Maggi: Nicole was born in the suburbs of upstate New York, and began writing poems about unicorns and rainbows at a very early age. She detoured into acting, earned a BFA from Emerson College, and moved to NYC where she performed in lots of off-off-off-Broadway Shakespeare.