I finished reading Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige for an Around the World ARC Tour.
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. 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 the fate of everything...including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.
I've said it many times before and I'm sure I'll say it many times again...I love fairy tales. And if there's a retelling of one, I'm going to want to read it. Unfortunately, this retelling of the Snow Queen story just didn't do it for me.
I can't pin it exactly. But something about the flow of the story or the plot didn't work for me. Snow jumped from here to there and guy to guy. And things were too convenient. They weren't believeable at all, even in the realm of fairy tale.
Sadly, I didn't care for Snow at all. Or any of the other characters for that matter. I mean, I didn't dislike her. But I just didn't care about her. And I want to care about the main character. Or hate them. Or feel something for them. But nope.
Ehh...I think this is supposed to be a series, but I'm struggling with whether I'll continue on with it.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
Stealing Snow will be released on September 20, 2016.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.