Hope you’re surviving the heat of summer. We’re ready for fall around here.
Today I’m excited to share my review of Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin. This book was magical and mystical and beautiful.
Book Summary: “Snow and Rose didn’t know they were in a fairy tale. People never do….
Once, they lived in a big house with spectacular gardens and an army of servants.
Once, they had a father and mother who loved them more than the sun and moon.
But that was before their father disappeared into the woods and their mother disappeared into sorrow.
This is the story of two sisters and the enchanted woods that have been waiting for them to break a set of terrible spells.
Bestselling author-illustrator Emily Winfield Martin has created a world that sits on the border of enchantment, with characters who are grounded in real emotions that readers will recognize in themselves.”
This book is a true fairy tale written with beautiful imagery and details that transport you into the story. I felt like I was living in the cottage in the woods with Snow and Rose. I could feel the magic in the air and the mystery surrounding their home and friends. The emotions are strong and direct like their sorrow at losing their father, their hope at building new friendships, their fear on a stormy night, and their determination to find what was taken. It is a clever, engaging story that I just loved. The writing style is fantastic and unique. It’s hard to describe what makes it different except to say its a fairy tale.
I loved the characters in this story and how different they are. Snow and Rose with their differing personalities — connecting with animals, fiery or calm feelings, story telling and adventures. I loved their friendship and the ways they both try to find out truth about their father. I enjoyed their new friends in the forest. Great supporting characters like Ivo, the bear, the white bearded man and more. The mystery of who is good or evil. These characters were fantastic!
This book felt like a dream in a fairy tale land. I loved the illustrations throughout the story that help transport readers into the action. They were absolutely beautiful! The story is engaging and climaxes in a clever and satisfying ending. A great read!
Which fairy tale inspired novels are your favorites?
Do you like illustrations in novels? Why or why not?