Title: Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow #1)
Author: Danielle Paige
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Published date: September 20th 2016
First kisses sometimes wake slumbering princesses, undo spells, and spark happily ever afters.
Mine broke Bale.
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 gotta say, reading so many reviews and posts about this book, I had quite my doubts. Nevertheless, I READ IT.
First, if you like retellings, fast paced adventurous novels about magic, this is the one. Snow Yardley 17, embarks on a journey to find and save Bale. Well, she escaped a mental asylum and then tries to find Bale. She realizes on her journey that her father is King Lazar and evil king of Algrid who froze the entire kingdom. If you love Narnia, READ THIS. She finds out secrets, suffers betrayals and grows into a more strong and likable character.
Second if you do not like love triangles, you might want to sit out on this one. BECAUSE not only is there two love interest for the main characters, there is three. Which makes it a …..Love SQUARE? The main character first shows a huge amount of interest toward, Bale, the main reason she embarked on the journey. Then she likes Jagger, and …yep you guessed it she likes Kai. Despite the love (square?), I really enjoyed the action and adventure that Snow embarked on. The fantasy was intriguing, and the different creatures living in the kingdoms were quite fascinating. I was surprised to find me reading the last few pages of the book with my heart pounding and hanging on to every page and word.
Overall, I enjoyed Stealing Snow and would definitely recommend it to everyone who would want a fun read filled with adventure and magical surprises.