Book Review: The Princess and the Snowbird by: Mette Ivie Harrison

The Princess and the Snowbird

Publisher: Harperteen

Publish Date: 4 May 2010

Origins: Around the World Tours

Format: Hardcover

Blurb: Her parents were legends. When she was born, they gave their magic to her. And they will not take it back. Now, it is up to her if magic lives or dies. But she has lived all her life with animals. Why should it matter to her what humans do to their own magic? 

Review in 5: Slow, Magical, Interesting, and Earth-Loving

Review: Here is another perfect example of reading and not reviewing immediately. I am drawing another black and permanently residing in blogger block land. Let's start with the basics, shall we. I thought this book was just, ok.

I felt so sad for both the little boy and the little girl in this story. I was rooting for them to find their own feet and be together but everything just kept getting in the way. I love the blatant Earth-loving themes of this book and how magic is supposed to be pure and flow from the Earth. Loved those concepts. I just felt like this book was missing something almost the entire way through. Yes, we have a protagonist and an antagonist but I just was missing something, still not sure what.

The characters are nice and decent, well the good ones anyway but they didn't feel completely whole to me either. Maybe that was on purpose due to the missing magic but I felt they were missing something as well. Maybe is was the characters who made the story feel incomplete, I don't know. Again though love the magic and Earth concepts in this book. Beautiful.

Give this book a try and let me know what you think about it.

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1 comment:

  1. I like this series (have you read the first two?) but I don't love it. One thing I've noticed is something you sort of mentioned- and that is that the characters are so good. There isn't a lot of dimensionality to any of the characters. They are what and who they are and that is it. Good or bad, they have their roles and they do not deviate.

    I think this author has a lot of potential, and is just a little underdeveloped as a writer, just as her characters are a little underdeveloped as people.


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