Title: Stealing Snow
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Publication Date: 6th October 2016
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.
Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams.
Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.
I had looked forward to reading this book for what felt like eternity. Before I’d even read the blerb I had been enticed by it’s beautiful cover.
I was really excited to include this in my Winter Wonderland book box and I got reading it straight away.
I always worry about reading a book I’ve been anticipating simply because I want it to be as good as I have imagined.
I certainly wasn’t disappointed with this one.
I really enjoyed it right from the first chapter which started with Snow stuck in an insane asylum for an accident she barely remembers. The first part of the book focuses on her life there, her loves, her hates and her friends. This is where we also meet Bane, Snow’s focus and affection.
Without spoiling it for others, as things develop within the story we learn there is a lot more to Snow than meets the eye. As her life is unravelled in front of her we also see it unfold and we some huge character development for her with the changes that are thrown upon her.
We also meet Jagger who becomes a big character later in the book and he turned out to be one of my favourite characters.
For those who love a good fairytale this book would really suit you. The way it is written feels more like a traditional fairytale than any I have read for a while.
The only reason it lost half a star in my review was that when I finished I need feel that ‘need’ for a sequel the way I had when I finished other books like Six Of Crows (you can see my review for that here).
Stealing Snow is a magical fantasy, perfect as a winter read and suitable for all ages.
The Favourite Quotes:
Page 14,”I was never sure if it was better to hold it in or let it out. Fighting against ir felt like holding my breath.”
“We breathe out the lies, we stutter the truth”…An old Robber proverb, “he said, smiling wider.” it means that it’s easier to lie than not to.”
If Stealing Snow sounds like a book you’d be interested in you can purchase it from Amazon UK
Thanks for reading.
The Stationery Geekette x
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