Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review of Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Synopsis: "Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn’t hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servents. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who’s been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he’s forced to marry a troll princess."

My Review: I really enjoyed this story, it takes me back to when my mom first read me East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I think this was a great fairytale re-telling. I loved the characters and the way George filled out the original story. There were a few times when the story lagged a bit but all in all the pace was good. Being of Norwegian heritage I loved hearing the little references to traditions (I think I need to make some lefsa now).
My Rating: It wasn't quite an outstanding book but I really did enjoy it.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.

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