Friday, June 18, 2010
Book Review: East
PART IN SERIES: Standalone
AUTHOR: Edith Pattou
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: Fairy tale retelling, fantasy, romance
PREMISE: A retelling of the tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
MY REVIEW: This book was just okay for me. There wasn't anything OMG fantastic about it, nor were there any real complaints about it. It was just your standard retelling. About the only thing that stands out to me is that this is one of those tales that I don't actually know much about. So in that aspect it was nice.
The writing is average but had a nice fairy tale quality to it, characters were okay (though Rose's Mother I wanted to STRANGLE), and while it was interesting getting the other POVs of the characters, I really think the book would have been better served by just sticking to Rose and the Polar Bear.
So if you're in the mood for a fairy tale that's not as well known as say...Cinderella. You're in luck with this book. It actually goes by rather quick and is a nice retelling. Other than that though...can't say much else about it.
WHO SHOULD READ: fairy tale retelling junkies
MY RATING: Three out of Five Polar Bears
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