Friday, August 11, 2017

#SRC2017 Book Spotlight: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

Title: Stealing Snow
Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Stealing Snow, #1
Published: September 2016, Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover, 375 pages

First kisses sometimes wake slumbering princesses, undo spells, and spark happily ever afters.

Mine broke Bale.

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.

Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams.

Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.

What readers are saying
"A lush and addictive fantasy woven from threads of magic, romance, and adventure by a master storyteller. Danielle Paige raises the bar with Stealing Snow." ―Kami Garcia, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and author of THE LOVELY RECKLESS

"A magical, exciting adventure full of secrets, thieves, and witches, with a unique, fresh twist on an old legend." ―Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU

"Just as a blizzard turns a familiar landscape into something both dazzling and deadly, Stealing Snow transforms the 'Snow Queen' into an adventure that's hauntingly beautiful and dangerously seductive." ―Kass Morgan, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE 100

"Eerie, edgy, and enchanting, Stealing Snow will transport you." ―Amie Kaufman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of ILLUMINAE

"One of my favorite fairy tale retellings! Danielle Paige is a master storyteller!" ―Melissa de la Cruz, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ISLE OF THE LOST

"Suggest to readers looking for a modern story with dark, fairy-tale underpinnings." ―School Library Journal

"Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating fantasy . . . Watching Snow be plunged into a world of new people and experiences after being closed off and numbed for so long is compelling. Perfect for readers who want their fairy tales to have a darker twist." - Booklist

"Within the classroom, students can look at this story as a comparison between the original tale of the Snow Queen and this one, examining how an author may build a character’s untold background" - VOYA


Stealing Snow  by Danielle Paige is one of  BookSparks "Summer Reads" reading selection picks. 
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