Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cold Spell (Fairytale Retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce

Publication: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Kai and Ginny grew up together–best friends since they could toddle around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he loved–and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed SISTERS RED and FATHOMLESS, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength.

Cold Spell is supposed to be a retelling of The Snow Queen. It’s a story that I am not really familiar with, so I cannot say if there were any similarities between the two or not.  It was an enjoyable and fun read.
I liked how committed Ginny and Kai seemed to be with each other. I would classify their relationship as cute.
When Kai is taken, Ginny is super determined to do whatever she has to in order to get him back. This kind of reminded me Prince Charming and Snow White on Once Upon a Time. They have that I will slay a dozen dragons for you type of love and the “I will always find you” mentality. This is perfect in fairy tales.
Even though I thought it was awesome that Ginny was willing to find Kai. I wished she would have developed more along her journey. To me she didn’t really become her own person as much as I would’ve liked. Though she did realize that she could live without Kai, if she needed to.
Cold Spell was a nice break from reality. One step into this fantasy world, and I was curious to see how everything was going to play out. This was the first book of Jackson Pearce’s that I decided to check out. The cover is just awesome. It’s what made me want to see what this story was about. Now I am interested in reading the previous books in this series.  


RATING: 3½ out of 5.

** I received this book on behalf of the Publisher in exchange for nothing, but my honest opinion. Thank you. **



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