Review: Stealing Snow

Title: Stealing Snow

Author: Danielle Paige

Date of Publication: September 20th, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

Review:

So, for some reason this book has a ton of low ratings. I know a lot of people have complained about the Love Square, but even Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow & Bone series has a weird love square, but 5’s get thrown at that left and right (I do really like that series as well, though). Anyway, I felt this book had a ton of awesomeness! First, snow power!!!!!

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I did feel like the best parts of this book was the first 50% and the last 5%. Our character, Snow, begins in a mental institute where she was placed by her mother. I absolutely loved all the scenes there, and her first kiss with Bale (Romancer #1), Wow, catastrophe occurred!

A mysterious boy shows up (Enter Romancer #2), and Snow finds herself in a new world searching for her beloved Bale. Romancer #2 AKA Jagger gets separated from her, and enter Romancer #3 AKA Kai. These were my favorite parts of the story because the training was all kinds of awesome! And I loved the character Gerde!!!!!

Then somehow we meet back up with Romancer #2, and this is where heist/robbery comes into play. These parts were just okay for me, and I really missed the other characters even though Jagger is all kinds of fun. But the crap hits the fan toward the end of the book, and this is where I need book 2 in my life! If you shut out all the boydom, this story is amazing, but you have to also remember Snow is a teen and she has been locked away in a mental institution for a while, maybe she can’t get her mind straight! Excellent writing, and spot on descriptions and world building!

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11 thoughts on “Review: Stealing Snow

  1. I’m glad you liked it: I wanted to! But the writing was so weird for me. I could only get attached to two characters: the poor boy in the beginning and the boy with the witch. I couldn’t even get attached to the main character.
    I will read the sequel bc you’re right, the last 5% was amazing: I am hoping the sequel will be a little smoother for me bc it was mainly the writing that I wasn’t used to.

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  2. Ooh…I always thought this sounded good, but the reviews discouraged me. Now I’m interested!! Did you find it hard to keep all the guys straight, or was it confusing? I have Dorothy Must Die….I’ve been wanting to read it forever! Too bad I have so much to read this month or I’d join you! But my goal is to finish the 3 Royal books and I have 2 arcs to read and review, and then the Irish Getaway. I’m working to get everything done in time (hopefully) to read the Easton books with you!!! Yay!!😃

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    • Ohhh Dorothy Must Die is our September book with my friend Kattie, you should join in if you have a spot open! Well, the boys pretty much came in order 1,2 and then 3, so that part wasn’t hard to keep up with, just the fact that there were 3! I’m so ready for Easton!

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