Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Published 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 really enjoyed the Dorothy Must Die series from Danielle and I was so excited for Stealing Snow. I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would (after reading a couple of reviews, I was expecting a massive crap show) but I think a lot of things could have been improved.
I really loved the concept and the plot. The writing style was okay. I liked the characters for the most part.
I think the execution of the plot could have been better. It got a little muddled at times and some things just didn’t make sense. Like how Snow got to the asylum. That was just stupid and made no sense what so ever.
The characters, especially Snow, did start to get annoying after a bit. Snow has this bad habit of being really disloyal and falling in love with every boy she met. Which annoyed (pisssed me off) me to no end.
Overall, this book was okay. I didn’t love it but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read. It was definitely mediocre to me as a critical reader but if you’re not critical when you read and this book sounds like something you would like, I’d say go for it.