Stealing Snow

Posted by shorty on September 20, 2016
28260524Stealing Snow by Danielle Page
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 384
Release Date: Sept 2016
Place on Hold

Snow has lived in the Whittaker mental asylum since she was 6 years old and tried to walk through a mirror with her friend. She spends her time drawing, watching The end of almost with her orderly Vern, taking her seven dwarfs pills, and being antagonized by another patient Magpie. One day after visiting with her mother in the common room, Snow is watching The end of almost. Magpie walks in the room and starts antagonizing Snow.  Snow starts to get angry and feels icy cold anger flow through her body. The next thing Snow knows is Magpie is lying on the floor and she’s ice cold. We eventually find out that she was paralyzed by Snow somehow. That same night when someone dressed as an orderly sneaks into Snow’s room, everything she has ever known will change from that moment on.  The boy tells Snow that she is a princess and must leave Whittaker. He pleads with her by saying “You need to leave this place, Princess. It’s breaking your spirit. Leave and never look back. Head north until you see the Tree”.  We later learn that the tree is a portal to another world called Algid.

Personally, I thought this book was fantastic. I loved the fantasy aspect and how she’s able to control the snow. The characters were very dynamic and you never knew what they were going to do. I also liked the writing style. Danielle Paige used descriptive writing, but she didn’t overdo it. It was just enough to give the readers a good image of what was going on at that point in the story. I would recommend Stealing Snow to anyone who likes fantasy books or looking for something new to read. It’s a refreshing read and there’s no dull moments. The book is fast paced and the chapters aren’t very long. Only a few are more than 10 pages. Otherwise, it’s a short read and you’ll finish it quickly. The reason I was drawn to this book was the fact that Snow could control the snow. I’ve always wanted to be able to control one of the elements and use it to fight against evil like Snow does. I also loved the plot. It had a lot of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I’ve never read a book like this before and I loved it. At first I wasn’t sure if I would, but as the story developed I grew to love it. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a new book to read and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out.


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