- File Size: 2920 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (July 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FDIUXS2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Before the Snow: A Stealing Snow Novella Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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This book has to be one of the strongest novellas I've ever read. It seems like many YA authors that write novellas these days write sub-par work or negate world-building; we don't find that issue in this novella. It's $1.99 & has 81 pages; in the YA world, that's a steal! I've seen novellas go for as much as $4.99 for a 50 page novella. 0_o
Now, in the beginning, this book will remind you of Frozen. We have a father wanting to protect his father by making his son forget his powers, along with person who did it that returns to him years later. We see parents killed, won't say whose, so that also plays into Frozen (the girl's parents are killed at sea). The similarities aren't so glaring that their troublesome, though; this novella's story structure is seen in many fairy-tales & popular children movies.
Overall, I loved this novella!
I am so glad I did!
Nepenthe is the daughter of Princess Ariel and Prince Eric and though her father wants her to remain on land, she feels the calling of the sea, talking to her. Oh, the feels you guys! And then of course, a young charming prince makes his debut and eventually, Nepenthe must choose between her natural calling and her heart's desires. Oh, and BIG PROBLEM, her sister Ora, loves the same prince! With betrayal, friendship, and magic, this novella surprised me constantly!
Danielle has a key sense on providing vivid imagery for her readers. I felt like I was being pulled into the story, to stand side by side with Nepenthe as she goes on this trying journey. I can only imagine what Stealing Snow has in store for us, and I will be in the highest state of anticipation waiting for this read!
This is a must read for any fantasy+magic+romance+fairy tale lover!
This was my first ever “retelling” of sorts and my first of anything by Danielle Paige. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I have been anticipating Stealing Snow for some time now so I jumped at the chance to get a glimpse of it.
First, I just want to say – I’ve only watched Frozen once or twice, but I know enough about it to get a sense that there’s going to be a little bit of that Elsa element in this series. Lazar was like the male equivalent of Elsa with his Snow and I know the Snow will not stop with him.
I really like Nepenthe’s character . . . she’s strong, fierce, and independent. I love heroines that have all of the above from the get go, they don’t need a revelation or life altering event to make them strong. Even before Nepenthe’s life altering moment, she was still strong and had a good head on her shoulders.
The one thing that I secretly enjoyed about Before the Snow is the little love triangle. I haven’t really seen many two girls, one guy love triangles in books. It was refreshing and had me on edge waiting to see what Nepenthe would do. There’s so much left to explore there!
I usually don’t like novellas because they always feel too short – duh – and never provide enough information to cling on to. But Before the Snow provided just enough of a teaser for the setup of Stealing Snow! I already have Queen Rising pre-ordered!
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