I'll confess...I'm "over" the fairy tale retellings. BUT -- a retelling of Labyrinth?! Sign me up for that one. Before ever hearing him sing, I remember watching David Bowie as the Goblin King and Jennifer Connelly winding her way through the maze.
Wintersong does not disappoint. I was hooked from start to finish. As far as fairy tale retellings go I think it was fairly standard. You knew you were reading about Labyrinth despite the changes throughout the story. The movie is so vivid in my mind, however, that it was hard to allow Wintersong's characters to have their own uniqueness and appearance. You say Goblin King and I instantly think of Jareth:
...not the Goblin King in Wintersong who's name plays a minor role in the plot line of the story.
Jae-Jones also focuses a lot on music and music theory...which is delightfully different from many young adult novels. As a hobby musician who works in a music school, I really enjoyed seeing this light glimpse into music theory and composition.
Wintersong was such a delight - both in its retelling of Labyrinth and in its freshness as a fairy tale retelling. I am looking forward to the sequel which should be released in 2018!