Crown of Ice (The Mirror of Immortality #1)

Started: April 3, 2017
Finished: April 24, 2017

Language: English
Rating: 2/5 stars

“The last piece. I must place it. Give it to me.”

I received this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First; I do like the cover of this new edition. A lot better than the first one.

However, the story was quite a let down. The Snow Queen is probably my favorite H C Andersen fairy tale and I’m one of those people who wasn’t completely enamored by Frozen because it was not the retelling I wanted. Don’t get me wrong; I liked Frozen, but I can’t see it as a retelling of this fairy tale. And I’m not a fan of this retelling either. It felt too simple, too predictable (yes, it’s a retelling, but a good retelling still puts twists and spins on the original story that were not expected) and I was not a fan of the characters.

Also – and I’m not sure if this was due to the Kindle ARC format – but there were a lot of sentences that jumped around on the page. Half of a sentence would be at the top, the other half somewhere in the middle. Did not help with smooth reading. And a lot of sentences lacked a capital letter at the start. I usually don’t get too bothered by this when correcting essays as a teacher – but when it’s a full length novel my fingers just start to itch and I want to edit the errors.

I did enjoy bits and pieces of it towards the end, though, which is why I got the rating up to two stars. But it is not a series that I will continue reading.


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