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 hu The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and mu...

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Title:White Stag
Author:Kara Barbieri
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:White Stag
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

White Stag Reviews

  • Scrill
    Jun 11, 2018
    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC received via Netgalley for a fair review. The death of the Goblin king has spurred The Hunt for the white stag and Janneke finds herself in the middle of it. After being a thrall for the g...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jan 02, 2019
    I was a bit worried about reading this book after seeing friends of mine DNF the book on Goodreads. However, I'm glad to say that the book did work for me. Up to a point. Yes, I have some issues with the book, but that has nothing to do with the rape or any abuse Janneke had to deal wi...
  • erica
    Oct 02, 2018
    Y'all, I am so torn about this book! There was so much I LOVED but there were also quite a few things that I thought needed some work. First of all, this is a book about sexy goblins. Yes, that's right. But this shouldn't be a stretch for anyone who's seen Labyrinth: White St...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 15, 2018
    Rating ~3.5 We are all monsters in some way. Whitestag tells the story of Janneke/Janneka a young girl stolen away from the mortal world 100 years ago, into the Permafrost, after the death of her family. For 100 years, she has lived among goblins. She has suffered a lifetime of h...
  • Mitticus
    Feb 10, 2019
    +e-Arc gently provided by Netgalley and publishers for an honest review+ 2.6 iced stars Trigger warning: rape and PTSD. Tons of angst. Janneke was abducted by a goblin, Lydian, at age 17, and was brutalized, raped and tortured, by him. Then, and no one explain the reason, she ...
  • Ellie
    Jan 08, 2019
    New release Tuesday! I?m so excited to ring in the new year by participating in the blog tour for White Stag! Janneke has spent 100 years as a thrall (basically a human slave) to the young goblin lord Soren. Previously, she ?belonged? to Lydian, Soren?s cruel and sadistic...
  • kath | novelandfolk
    Sep 28, 2018
    DNF @ 20% It really sounded like my perfect recipe for a YA fantasy: Norse mythology-inspired, wintery setting, a goblin king. I had such high hopes for this one but sadly it just was not my cup of tea. It reads precisely like fan fiction for The Cruel Prince with toned-down charact...
  • Dianne
    Oct 01, 2018
    Raw, gritty and brutally bold, WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri is a fabulous foundation for a dark fantasy about a young woman whose life was stolen away as she became the prisoner of a sadistic goblin, bent on dehumanizing her in every way possible before sending her on to his nephew. ...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    Oct 15, 2018
    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 after I had started it (so cool!) and highly commend the author for getting her wor...
  • Olivia Farr
    Nov 22, 2018
    "White Stag" is a really fantastic YA fantasy that I was absolutely pulled into and found it hard to put down. We mainly follow Janneke/Janneka (male/female declension as she was raised to be a male heir), a human who was captured and brought into the Permafrost by a goblin. Since then...
  • Cassandra **The Bibliophagist**
    Jan 14, 2019
    Review to come ...
  • Monica
    Feb 11, 2019
    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 was a terrifying hunter and warrior. Other reviews mention some trigger warnings an...
  • mo
    Sep 29, 2018
    Goblins, a wintry setting, and a main character possibly becoming a monster? Sounds like some GOOD SHIT ?????????? ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jan 26, 2019
    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 focusing on goblins instead, and I've been reading SO many fae books recently that this just ...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Aug 21, 2018
    tw: mentions of rape, torture, violence Ladies 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 one. I mean, I freaking LOVED Wintersong,and it changed my life basically fore...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Sep 27, 2018
    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! ...
  • Irena
    Dec 29, 2018
    White Stag is young adult fantasy that made notice even before it was released, and now when I read it, I can see why. This is the first fantasy about goblins that I have ever read, and I can tell you that I have enjoyed learning about these creatures that I knew so little about bef...
  • Krystal
    Jan 12, 2019
    Here we have a story that's part fantasy, part recovery-from-trauma, and all around SAVAGE. But also loved up. So ... yay? I'll admit, it threw me a little. The story kinda starts in the middle which I normally enjoy (usually means more action) but it bothered me that it never went ...
  • Charlotte Bayley Westcott
    Jul 15, 2018
    *ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review* I hate, hate, hate to say this but I did not finish this book at 50%. Honestly, I probably should have stopped earlier, but I had hope that it would get better. In the end, it just got even worse. Every few pages I had to...
  • Tara ☽
    Feb 05, 2019
    Trigger warnings for this book: Rape, graphic violence and PTSD. This is probably the grittiest YA book I?ve read in a while. Can it even be called YA? The main character is 17, but she has also been ?17? for 100 years, and all the other characters are hundreds of years old. I...
  • Caylin
    Dec 14, 2016
    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 thinking on it, I realized what was wrong. The main character's rape is used ...
  • Kristen
    Jun 12, 2018
    Twilight meets Game of Thrones? Sign me the fuck up! ...
  • Lou
    Jan 07, 2019
    White Stag, the first novel in the Permafrost fantasy series by self-publishing success story Kara Barbieri, is a dark, brooding and superb read; in fact, it's difficult to believe that this is a debut, let alone a book written in the authors teen years. If this is the first, I am alre...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Nov 03, 2018
    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 right in the middle of an action packed, tense scene. It was a fantastic start and...
  • megs_bookrack
    Oct 31, 2018
    As the sole survivor of a goblin raid on her village, Janneke is wracked with survivor's guilt. Adding insult to injury, she is taken hostage by the raiding army and forced into a life of servitude at the hands of the sadistic goblin, Lydian. Her life while with him is absolute ...
  • A.L.
    Aug 26, 2016
    As I approach the final chapters of White Stag, I must admit; at times I felt disgusted, frustrated, and wanted to give up. Indeed, despite the five star review that I have finally decided upon, I have had to restart this book twice over the past year. Why? it is becoming clearer to me...
  • Sepani
    Feb 26, 2019
    Another goblin story which is a little bit similar to wintersong, but violent and dark. trigger warning : violence, rape and murder ...
  • Katie
    Oct 04, 2018
    Thank you NetGalley for sending me this book in return for an unbiased review. Sorry these always take so long. I had real difficulty getting into this book, and then I read that the author used to write on Wattpad, and it all made sense. Quite quickly though the pace picked up and the...
  • Luupi "The Reading Queen"
    Jan 04, 2019
    2.5 stars TW: Slavery and rape. You know when you didn't like a book but then you sit to write a review and you don't really know the reason why? That's me right now. To begin this with I have to say I found our main character, Jenneke, really entertaining to read about. She w...
  • Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl.com)
    Oct 11, 2018
    DNF 35%. This one is not for me after all, and I'll tell you why. First. anyone who writes a book at age 22 is pretty amazing. That is quite an accomplishment. Respect. But, I didn't like the main character. Janneke is so angsty. So much self-loathing. It's basically a deal breaker for...