Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

This book was definitely the best book I've read every that I can remember.

It's about a girl with no name. Her mother hadn't wanted another daughter, so she had refused to name her. She lives in a land that had been cursed with bad snow storms for as long as anyone can remember.
One day she is lucky enough to meet a magic reindeer who's legends say that anyone who is able to catch it can make a wish for anything in the world. She wishes for a name, which isn't revealed until the very end. When she's 16 (if I remember correctly) she is taken away by a great isbjorn (polar bear) to a palace made of ice where she must live for a year and a day. As she lives there, she learns more about the mystery of the palace and the isbjorn, but sadly her curiosity is costing her loving servants their lives.

If I say much more, I'll give away the whole book, which would spoil the ending, making this stunning story less stunning. It has a great, romantic, creative, beautiful happy ending, but not in a stupid way.

This book is based on the fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon", which, if you read it will spoil the whole entire story.


  1. Ha! I just left this book as a recommendation on another post! :P I completely agree that it is stunning, and one of the best books ever! :)

  2. I love the fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," (yes, I got the name wrong before) and I love that it shares specific elements with "Beauty and the Beast," yet is still it's own distinct tale. I remember reading Edith Pattou's "East" years ago, and this sounds like another great retelling! I'll definitely keep this in mind.


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