Friday, September 9, 2016

Feature Friday ARC Review : Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

*Feature Friday is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to feature YA books that have not yet been released by reviewing them.

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release DateSeptember 20, 2016
Pages: 384
Source: ARC

The Story:

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything . . . including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.
via Amazon


My Review

I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings so I was all for reading 
Stealing Snow.

Opening Line:

In the distance I could see a tree that seemed to scrape the sky in every direction with gnarly branches and the strangest, almost luminescent white wood.


Stealing Snow
 wasn't the most thrilling, romantic book but it was interesting enough to keep me in the story.

Snow is 17-year-olds and clinically insane. Or, at least, according to Whittaker Institute where she has been in since she was 5. But one day a boy steps through a mirror and whisks her away to the other side.

On a quest in a magical, dangerous world, Snow does not who are her enemies and who are her enemies.

And finding her true identity.

The pacing of Stealing Snow was a little slow, but I did appreciate we jumped right into the magical world. The world-building and the characters were well fleshed out. I did not have any favorites but the bad characters were so deliciously easy to hate. As first time reading Danielle Paige's books goes, her writing was above average, and I am open to reading more of her work

All in all, I did enjoy 
Stealing Snow, it was full of magic, mystery and a dash of romantic tension.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from 
Stealing Snow:

He looked liked he'd literally walked out of the fire instead of just setting one. One of the other kids ran and hid, but I walked right up to him and touched his face to make sure he was real. I can't say that I loved him at first sight, but I've been walking toward Bale from the second I met him. -- page 12

Meet the Author:

Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die, its upcoming sequel The Wicked Will Rise, and the upcoming Stealing Snow series (Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she's received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. You can find her on
***Check out Danielle Paige's website for more information about her and Stealing SnowHERE

Happy Reading!


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