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  1. says:

    MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListMY SECOND FAVORITE BOOK OF 2016 YES Rakel has been exiled most of her life for having magic Her parents sent her away and her brother who became King kept her away as well, but they will need her help to fight to keep them all alive Ironic.Princess Rakel made an ice castle for herself to live in, she has a loyal man that has been with her the whole time named Oskar and he is awesome, he is than just a mere servant She has a few guards that are afraid of her except for Captain Halvor, he s cool as hell too Rakel can weave and make snow and ice I think that is awesome and I want to do it She is a kind woman even though people are cruel to her and think she is a monster Please, they are the monsters Even when she helps them, the treat her like a monster But, she is still kind and doesn t want to hurt anyone that she doesn t have to hurt Make no mistake, she is still a woman to be reckoned with and will do what it takes to protect innocent people and children EXCERPT With a roar, Rakel s magic flared to life She extended her hand, and spears of ice thrust up from the ground, almost impaling the invader He dropped the villager and scrambled backwards To arms he shouted Too late, Rakel said as she approached Vefsna, the wind flapping her cape and wildly flinging her hair.When the invaders ran at her, their weapons raised, Rakel attacked them with pin point precision, covering their arms and torsos with armor like ice at least a finger length thick Unable to move their arms, wrists, or weapons, they toddled, knocked off balance She raised a wall of ice behind them, formed thick blocks of ice and slid them across the iced ground, knocking the men into the wall She didn t release her magic but instead kept pushing When they groaned and yelped, Rakel weakened the ice they were pinned against, so they smashed straight through it. She befriends, or rather, two little children befriended Rakel, Gerta and Kai They thought she was wonderful and she didn t know what to make of them as most people feared her and she never had any human contact EXCERPT Rakel couldn t think, but her hand hovered for a moment over Gerta s head until she dared to smooth her hair Gerta didn t flinch, and instead gave Rakel a smile that used her entire body You came, she said Yes Thank you Rakel opened her mouth to say , but she jumped when Captain Halvor appeared in front of her, plucking the dagger from the villager s fingers Idiot He head butted him, and the man went down, held up only by his arm When Rakel released the wall, he hit the ground with a splat and was out cold. See, even though she helps, some of the villagers want to kill her because she is a monster that uses magic What idiots After talking over things with Captain Halvor and Oskar, she decides she wants to go to war These evil peeps are wanting to take over her land The main dude following orders is named Farrin and he uses magic too and is very dangerous, but he never tries to actually kill Rakel, he wants her to join them and even when she doesn t, he tries to keep her safe But she keeps fighting him with all she hasThen we meet a wonderful girl named Phile Silver Step The Robber Maiden She is funny actually there are a lot of funny stuff in the book and she joins Rakel s army She is a great fighter and is as loyal to the princess as Oskar and Halvor EXCERPT I, Your Highness, am Phile Silver Step the Robber Maiden I am here to offer you my services Noticing some of the soldiers had recovered and was nocking an arrow in his bow, Rakel threw a boulder sized snowball at him, flattening him If you mean to rescue me, allow me to assure you it is not necessary Of course not, Phile said, sounding scandalized You are a strong, independent woman or I wouldn t offer you my services I choose not to reward sniveling girls who make no attempt to rescue themselves you don t want to reinforce such behavior, you know She made big gestures and held an oddly shaped dagger in her right hand, which she stabbed when she wanted to make a point. Another keen point from the mouth of Phile I ll give it to you, Your Highness, you have excellent taste Did you surround yourself with a multitude of handsome men on purpose, or was it merely good fortune she asked Her close scrutiny made the already ruddy faced Aleifr turn crimson. It is, Phile insisted It s like a leaping deer no, that doesn t properly describe your abilities Hmmseeing you work your magic is like, like watching a wolf sing That s what you are, a little wolf There are people in the towns that are not scared of her and are on her side Rakel finds this stunning, as she always sees herself as a monster Now, there are still men and women that she hears talking about her being a monster or trying to kill her and I think that is very, very sad But one night when her and Phile are in a home and the people don t know who she is, they say something that astonishes her and made me feel happy for her Rakel deliberated for a moment, then drew closer to the seated companions Why do you call her the Snow Queen She s a princess There re different sorts of royalty the most common being those born by blood, Yngvarr said But sometimes, there s a special sort of person who s so noble and honorable in spite of personal tragedy that they deserve the same reverence That would be our Snow Queen SOB I loved that she got to hear that Like I said before Rakel has some faithful followers and people in her army, but there are still a couple that try to kill her It doesn t happen but it hurts her feelings So they keep fighting with these group of people called The Chosen They have several magic weavers in their army Rakel starts to have trouble using so much magic herself fighting and protecting her army Then lo and behold, some magic welders come forth and help her and it s so freaking wonderful and the looks on the evil one s faces CLASSIC I have to say this book was so magical for me There is a lot of fighting, ice, snow, snarky remarks, people coming together for the greater good, sweet children, reindeer yes reindeer , death, and many things I know I m leaving out I don t want to give everything away, and I haven t, I think I have done good at giving you an idea of things that go on in the book, but you will have to read it to see how good it truly is I love strong woman character s and Rakel is that, she is strong and she is noble and she is kind She finally gets to meet her brother the King, but I won t tell you how that went. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes fantasy and strong women characters and snow and ice I can t wait for the next book, it said in this book Feb 2016 but I couldn t find it. I will find it when it comes out I have to Woot

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    Elsa has nothing on this Snow Queen This was such a creative and unique fantasy I definitely think it was YA but it never at any point felt juvenile to me There was no sex, no profanity, it was quite PG but done quite well I tend to prefer adult style fantasies but this one never had a YA feel to it for me personally Here is my breakdown Pros LOVE this book cover This was an amazing fairytale Lots of action I paid 3.99 for this yesterday, but I now see today that is offered as a kindleunlimited I m not sure if this is a temporary thing or what, but definitely a nice gesture A strong and confident heroineCons I was not a fan of the ending I realized it was part of a series but I had hoped for a bit closure for the time beingOverall, this was an enjoyable journey and I look forward to checking out the next book.Also, I was glad to find some short stories pertaining to this story on the authors website Very enjoyable short reads and graciously offered for free

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    I can t believe I didn t review this on Goodreads when I read it the first time I know I have a review of it on , but apparently not here Oh, well This is one of my favorite of all of KM Shea s books I m not sure I have a favorite, because I love most of them so much it is hard to choose, though this one and Cinderella and the Colonel are probably my top two Like all of KM Shea s book, this is a light, fluffy, quick read with a lot of humor and action thrown in for good measure Unlike most of her books, this one has slightly darker characters with Rakel being such a tormented little sweetheart and the main bad guy in this book at least being somewhat tortured, not exactly a villain himself.

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    This book was promising but I have to say I was let down The characters were so very underdeveloped The main character, Rakel, was boring, dull and one dimensional Phile was a random girl who showed up out of nowhere and became her instant best friend for no real reason Farrin is a random man on the other side who is fighting against her but is already in love with her after maybe 3 short conversations Oskar and Havlor are basically the same man Everyone is handsome Everyone loves Rakel who is also incredibly beautiful What saved the book for me was the ice magic it really did sound so pretty and powerful Even tho they basically won every battle effortlessly, I still liked hearing about the different magic abilities.

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    Heart of Ice is elegantly enchanting It is a faerietale for fantasy lovers Shea has done an exceptional job with pulling you in to a story full of wonder, humor, and magic The Plot Princess Rakel has been exiled to her castle of ice since discovering her magical abilities as a little girl Always living in fear of not being accepted by her people, and the possibility of execution from her royal family, Rakel s life has been sheltered to making ice sculptures and living through the books in her library All of that changes when the danger of an army of magic users threatens the villages nearest her castle Can Rakel melt her fears and join ranks with the guards in charge of holding her prisoner to defend her kingdom, even if it means defending those who shun her for what could save them I know a book is fantastic when I finish it in one day because I could not put it down Heart of Ice is beautiful, charming, witty, and hilarious It is lyrical and magical and the ending left me with hope of an even better sequel, and possibly romance I felt like I was reading a Frozen version of The Princess Bride because Shea did an amazing job with writing an elegant faerietale that also had humor and theatrics I could see it clearly in my mind This book has such fantastic imagery, and the characters are exceptionally developed Rakel will forever be my Snow Queen I am so in love with the beauty and grace of this character She definitely does not have a heart of ice She lived such a sheltered, shunned life that she did not deserve, and yet, she shows true beauty in her actions to try to save her people She is a commanding presence with a pure soul and she is so powerful I love that, even though she has a right to be skeptical of those around her, that she does allow herself to makes friends, especially with Phile And, the Best Jester Award goes to Phile Silver Step The Robber Maiden I am blown away at how much I adore Phile She is truly the comic relief of the story, but has a humongous heart of gold and teaches Rakel to love and trust those around her Phile is definitely my favorite character because she is brave, strong willed, independent, gloriously funny, and leads with both her head and her heart Now, I have to talk about Oskar and Captain Halvor together because I love them both equally They are so similar in character but play tremendous roles in the story They are both brave, handsome, kind hearted, and both loved our Queen with loyal ferocity I don t know where the story would be without themAnd lets talk about our beautiful children, Kai and Gerta They bring such light and innocence to the tale They see Rakel s true heart and never doubt her once They are both equally brave and loving, and give off such childish wisdom and whimsy As can be seen in this amazing quote spoken by Gerta There re nice magic users, too It s just like reindeer the mean ones are the one everyone talks about Last, but not least, we have Farrin Graydim, one of our villains Or is he Farrin is mysterious, cunning, and surprisingly soft hearted He adds a layer of intrigue to the tale with being such a powerful foe, and yet having a side that makes you doubt what you know of faerietale villains This book is phenomenal It is perfect for fans of Frozen, The Princess Bride, and fantastical faerietales It gets all the stars from me and I cannot wait to read the next installment in The Snow Queen and K.M Shea s Timeless Fairy Tales series Thank you to the author for sending me this free e copy in exchange for my honest review

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    I read this book for a Goodreads book club that I am in It took me a bit to get into this book but it happened and by the end I was so involved I didn t want to put it down I ve already picked up the next book and will read it when I have an extra minute Content mild violenceSource Kindle Unlimited

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    I always like Shea s fairytale retelling This one took me awhile to read It just seemed to drag a little in places I loved the story over all and went on to read the 2nd book Sacrifice These are great for younger readers They always have a good message of hope and love.

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    A full on winter war book I love it I didn t think I needed an Elsa book, but clearly, I DID I SOOOO NEEDED ONE _ It s one of those books where you feel like you already know the character right off the bat, but you were wrong Haha I love how RAKEL was able to surprise me at every turn I mean she is the snow queen, but she s also something I love that how her strength and vulnerability come together to form such a great woman She s an amazing queen and if I were a queen in a fictional story, I d love to be her Having such enormous power coupled with a strong will, she ll beat all the odds I know that this review is mostly about Rakel What can I say SHE IS THE BOOK Hahaha I m currently reading the conclusion to this I just know I ll love everything about it

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    This book could have and should have been amazing Unfortunately, the writing style was unsophisticated to the point where what should have been really exciting battle scenes were as mundane and boring to read as a lengthy description of a leaf It needed better development, exciting descriptions, fast paced action, a detailed exploration of the backstory and context and gripping characters That said, I did finish it and I m slightly intrigued as to what happens next, although I m not sure it s enough to make me buy the second book Disappointing.

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    I wanted to love this book I saw the potential the writing wasn t bad, the world building was good for a shorter novel , and some of the characters really interested me butOne ONE fucking character in particular pretty much ruined this book for me The fact that she s in a large part of this book was what really pushed me over the edge I had to take breaks or skip over scenes with this character in it entirely they annoyed me so much Phile, the daughter of some notorious female thief who s name I don t remember with an ugly dagger she just wouldn t fucking shut up about I hated her because was loud, annoying, and acted like a character on a children s tv show Not an entertaining one An annoying, over the top one that s meant to entertain the children with bright colors and loud noise I understood she was a comic relief sort of character but her over the top, childish antics only hindered the story She was like a small dog that wouldn t shut up or go away, especially when it was needed in the story When there was a certain serious scene Phile would crash through like a bull in a china shop, obliterating the moment and pissing me the fuck off.And God help me says the atheist if she talked about that fucking DAGGER one time i was going to fucking SCREAM.Wanted to love this book but that shit character ruined it Hopefully she s not a prevalent in the second book ___

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