Page Count: 336
Published on: January 8, 2008
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Retellings, Adventure, Romance
Source: Print: Library
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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 anisbjorn (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.
I was so excited to get my hands on this book, because I absolutely loved Ice by Sarah Beth Durst and East by Edith Pattou. All three of thare retellings of East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon, and all three have similar aspects to them, but all three have original aspects to them, but because they're main plot lines are the same but the way the authors go about to get to the next plot line is different. I love how Jessica Day George writes. This is my first time reading here writing and let me tell you, guys, she's such a good story teller! I read the first 3 parts of the book within my first day of reading, and I finished up the last 90~100 pages as soon as I woke up this morning.
I really loved Sun & Moon, Ice & Fire I loved George's little twists in the story that she used, and I loved how she wrote the lass's character to be so caring and loving towards animals, even though her mother didn't love her enough to give her a name. I loved how she cared for her family even though they didn't love her as much as she deserved. She's disregarded by her mother and siblings, and the only people who really care for her are her father and her and her eldest brother Hans Peter.
The Little Things That I Loved:
- The vivid descriptions of the scenery.
- I love the descriptions of the characters
- I love the Norwegian words implemented into the story and I loved that there was a glossary/pronunciation key in the back. It totally helped me reading.
- I loved how true to the story this book was. You can tell that Jessica Day George did her research and knew what she was talking about.
- The story was developed and the characters were fleshed out and you knew their personalities and it was just really awesome.
- Guys, I basically loved almost everything.
OK, the only problem I had with this book was that I felt like the ending was rushed and I felt like the conclusion could have been better. It felt kind of underdeveloped and I was hoping for a little more. Overall, I suppose it's satisfactory, but I was hoping for a little more.
You guys need to pick this one up! It was so good!
If you loved ___, you will LOVE S&M,I&S
- East by Edith Pattou**
- Ice by Sarah Beth Durst*
- Beauty by Robin McKinnley**
- A Court Of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas*
* Go to my reviews (Goodreads link in review)
**Go to Goodreads
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Enjoy guys! I'll have a review up of Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis up tomorrow!