Book Review: Stealing Snow

Originally Posted on April 9, 2017 in my old blog.

Title: Stealing Snow (Book 1)

Author: Danielle Paige

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Release Date: October 6, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn’t belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door – and Snow knows that she has to leave …

She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she’s destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate.

*I acquired my own copy.*

4 stars
I really liked it


It may have mixed reviews but it all comes down to how the reader feels about the story. It’s a loose retelling of the Snow Queen, but regardless whether you know anything or nothing about the story you’d still find this book entertaining. It took me a while to get into this book, but soon I found myself reading more chapters everyday and the feels started to kick in.

It was a bit unexpected. There are twists to characters, plots, and mixed emotions. Nothing really surprised me nor caught me off guard but I still enjoyed it very much. The world that Danielle created is really something, especially the different kinds of magic in their realm. There wasn’t much information drop to confuse the reader, it was just right.

I am so glad I crossed the Tree, and I would very much like to read the next installment. I want to see more of Jagger and the different back stories of the Robbers.