Book Title: The Snow Witch
Book Author: Rosie Boyes
Genre: MG Fantasy
Publishing Date: October 1st, 2018
Synopsis: A GRANDFATHER CLOCK. A GLASS LOCKET. A POWERFUL CURSE UNLEASHED ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
Twelve-year-old Kitty Wigeon can’t wait for Christmas at St Flurries, a grand old manor house in the countryside, until one chilly night she vanishes without a trace.
One hundred years later… Still grieving over the death of their mother, Kes Bunting and his younger sister Star, are sent to live at St Flurries. They find a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets.
Who, or what, is making footprints in the snow?
And what evil force is taking a cold grip on Star?
Wrap up warm as you join Kes, and a cast of eccentric snow creatures, in a race against time to solve a hundred-year-old curse. Will he succeed? Or will the fate of his sister be decided by a shivery kiss from… the Snow Witch?
The Snow Witch is full of magic and childhood nostalgia. It’s two parts fantasy and one part faerie tale. If you love stories like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and the Nutcracker, you will fall in love with this one!
I absolutely adored this one! It was such an easy read, but so full of life and wonder! It was spectacularly written and beautifully vivid. Definitely a one sitting kind of read!
I loved the way the story was told. Part one was told from Kes’s perspective and followed he and his sister as they were sent to live with their grandmother. Part two was told from Kitty’s perspective almost 100 years prior, detailing the events leading up to her disappearance, and the appearance of the Snow Witch. Part three was then told from Kitty’s perspective in journal entries, which were both detailed and realistic feeling. Part four was told from Kes’s perspective again to round off the story, and part five was a special addition to part four to complete the puzzle.
It was quite interesting. I loved how the story made me feel the childhood nostalgia I got from watching the new Nuctracker movie recently. It also reminded me of the story behind Narnia and the siblings that found it through the wardrobe. It held all the magic, emotion, and beauty I loved from those classic tales, but stood on its own with originality and passion.
I fell in love with all the characters, especially Kes since he was so devoted to his sister. They really made the story soar. I also loved how Rosie created this little world and entwined both time periods so well. Everything was just perfect!
I just felt so satisfied after reading this! It had lively characters, enchantment, beauty, a well developed world, and it gave me all the feels. It was like The Secret Garden met The Snow Queen. I’d definitely recommend it because it got all the stars from me!
Thank you to the author for providing me with this free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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