Danielle Paige Stealing Snow

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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 … A wonderfully icy fantastical romance, with a strong heroine choosing her own destiny, Danielle Paige's irresistibly page-turning Snow Queen is like Maleficent and Frozen all grown up. (Quelle:'E-Buch Text/20.09.2016')

Warum beginnt alles immer in der Klapse???

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    13. November 2016 um 18:05

    So basically I was supposed to fulfill some kind of major destiny in a month. And I had no idea this place even existed until now. Mirror on the wall, here we are again.I don´t know why everyone seems to think good retelling starts in a psychiatric hospital. With normal kids who are gravely misunderstood and harbor weird expectations and weirder abilities. With a lukewarm reason to leave it all behind although they spend half their life their and jump right into an adventure in a different world, based solely on the speeches of strangers. In our world there´s no room for difference and believes in the supernatural. Maybe being shoved into a hospital is the logical consequence. Only problem is that it rarely suits the plot. Sometimes it works. Look at Splintered, which turned out to be absolutely awesome. Some time the whole construction just implodes. Stealing Snow is a roller coaster kind of story. Starting really slow it dips into some light curves, some ups, but also some downs until it finally gains some speed in the middle and calmly rolls out toward the end. In other words, it took some time to get into the story. I didn´t really care about Snow. She was fine I guess, but also a bit I try too hard. The second she left her world she became more interesting, but also more annoying. Main reason? Bale. She basically represents the stereotype YA heroine. And here we are at the one point that makes the story really, really not impressing: the romance. Snow loves Bale. Bale loves Snow. Why? Well, it appears because he was there. No spark. No connection. Three guys and one girl. Two kisses and one girl. One bad conscious and one girl. One choice and one girl. A thousand eye rolls and one girl, who in this case was me. Let me introduce the players: Snow. Almighty princess and heart breaker. Obviously she´s very pretty and her personality has to be something of a different world if she wraps the guys around her fingers like that. Bale. The one we´re supposed to fall for. Jagger. The one we actually fell for. Kai. The one who´s apparently necessary, because no good story comes without a rude boy. As for the plot, it´s nothing new. Nice and entertaining might describe it best. I actually liked the middle part. My Robin Hood loving heart thumped painfully once she joined the Robbers. Also, her time there allowed the world to build up a bit more. Yet it took way to long to get to this point of interest. Until then I was bored a lot and wouldn´t be bothered much by the whole story. The twists and turns were hardly unpredictable, but as far as beginner fantasy is concerned it´s okay. Regarding the whole range of retellings it´s okay as well. Not close to mind blowing, but not that bad either. It´s worth giving it a shot and I will read the next installment, if only to calm myself about the romance stuff. Just don´t expect too much of epic fantasy elements and new plot features.

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