I LOVED this book. From what I’ve seen, a lot of people haven’t enjoyed it, but who cares what they think, right?
Snow and Bale both live in Whittaker, a psychiatric hospital. Bale is obsessed with fire, and Snow seems to have something weird going on with ice. One night, Bale disappears from Whittaker and Snow finds herself following a boy from her dreams into another world in order to get Bale back. Oh and guess what? It turns out Snow is a princess in this other world and has magical snow powers. So far so good.
The only thing that bothered me was that literally every boy Snow meets seems to be in love with her (but what I really hate is love-triangles and this technically is more of a love-square… So I can’t really complain). I guess Stealing Snow is kind of a retelling of The Snow Queen, but I’m not very familiar with that so any similarities in the story didn’t bother me. The fairy-tale aspects worked for me, and I enjoyed all the characters (definitely a tiny bit in love with Jagger). The plot was pretty eventful and well written, and I liked the premise of a girl in an insane asylum escaping into another world (my favourite film is Sucker Punch – go figure).
So basically, ignore the hate. I thought it was fab. Actually gutted when I finished the book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.