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The Snow Prince: A Contemporary MM Snow Queen Retelling (An MM Fairytale Romance Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08KDCHP3D
- Publication date : November 6, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2806 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 231 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,464 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This was a pretty interesting read. I like reading stories about princes who find love; only this time it happens to be a prince falling in love with a man. My favorite kind of fairy tales. Sebastian and Henry are old friends from very different sides of the neighborhood. Sebastian is a Prince and Henry is a regular boy in a small town. The two meet and form an intense friendship that is disrupted when Sebastian's mother, the Queen, learns of how close these two boys truly are.
Years pass and Henry is finally returning home, meanwhile Sebastian is forced to face his mother's expectation of marrying a princess to secure financial stability to his kingdom. Both boys now men can no longer hide what they mean to each other, but Henry refuses to be a secret, while Sebastian refuses to runaway from his legacy.
I have to say that while I loved Henry, I found it hard to connect to Sebastian. I just found it difficult to respect someone who was so willing to be a puppet for his mother simply because she was the queen. I mean, I get that Sebastian has a lot to live up to and he must keep up the traditions of his family, but I didn't like how he treated Henry. In my view, Henry should have fought more for Sebastian to acknowledge that hurt instead of giving him a way out.
I have to also add that the whole curse part threw me off. I don't think it fit the story. It came out of nowhere , and it didn't quite make sense. I had to re-read that bit a couple times because it truly does come out of nowhere. Also, Sebastian's mother is not a good person and the whole curse revelation almost came off like we were suppose to sympathize with her? Well, I didn't.
In the end, I wanted more from Sebastian in terms of his accountability and character development. As for Henry, I get why he forgave Sebastian but I think a conversation about truly mending past hurts was lacking here.
**I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. This review expresses my honest thoughts and opinions.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. At times, it did seem a little jumpy at times. While everything wrapped up for us in the end of the story, there were some elements that may have allowed for smoother plot development if introduced earlier.
Frostmonte -- loved it. Wish I could visit. This story had all of the Hallmark Christmas Movie feels for me! It was almost like the story took place in a snow globe!
Sebastian and Henry are both very likable characters with their own struggles. I think Henry's backstory (esp his time at the boarding school) was lacking in depth. Their sweet start, abrupt separation, and stilted reconnection shaped how each of them look at the world. The Queen was a character who was awful from her first introduction. She had just no warmth or depth. It was hard for me as the story progressed to have any sort of sympathy or compassion for her.
Out of the fairy tale series, this is in the top 2 for sure (need to finish Little Mermaid story).
Overall, I would recommend. Read other stories by Raleigh Ruebins -- several are much better than Snow Prince. I love the Rose Falls series!