Review: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George


Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
“Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn’t hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servents. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who’s been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he’s forced to marry a troll princess.” – Goodreads
My Opinion: I love fairy tales and Ihave to say that this fairy tale, East of the Sun, West of the Moon is definitely one of my favs. In this book the girl doesn’t have a name until a magical reindeer gives her one, we don’t find out what the name is until the end of the book. And the bear is a prince (like in all the other ones) and he finds her because she is the only one that can understand him when he is a bear, because she can talk to animals and they to her. Her mother hates her and all her children except for her 3rd oldest brother.

This is a good version of it but I think I like East by Edith Pattou and Ice by Sarah Beth Durst better. I guess I liked Ice better because it is more modern and East because it reminds of my childhood and reading Cinderella and Beauty and Beast.

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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