Published by Bloomsbury on Sept. 20, 2016
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 am waiting on STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige. I fell in love with Paige’s DOROTHY MUST DIE series, a beautiful dark and gritty reboot of Oz. This time, she’s tackling Hans Christian Anderson’s “Snow Queen,” a story I’ve loved for years, and the synopsis promises to take the story to some exciting places. I love adaptive literature, and I can’t wait to see Paige continue to explore the question of what makes a villain and what makes a hero in another world, with another timeless story. I’ve read a lot of takes on “Snow Queen” that haven’t quite hit the mark. But I have high hopes for Danielle Paige. Is it September yet?