Last week I got distracted from TOG by an ARC I received from Netgalley. I'm still planning to finish Throne of Glass, but this "WIR"-Wednesday I'm diving into a recently released novel...
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything . . . including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
Why I Chose This Book / What I Think So Far:
A few bloggers I know read this book as an ARC and raved about it and when I read the description I knew I had to read it. As I've said many times before I have a weird obsession with mental institutions (something about the history of them really) and that initially drew me to Stealing Snow. Retellings are also a really big thing lately and I've loved all the ones I've read so far. I vaguely remember the Snow Queen fairy tale from my childhood (it's by Hans Christian Andersen) and I thought it would be interesting to read a retelling in the villainous queen's perspective. I just started Stealing Snow last night but the first line sucked me in.