Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.
Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams.
Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.
This was not near as good as I thought it was going to be. I normally love retellings but this one let me down.
I am not sure if it was the mediocre world building, or the lackluster characters. But I think my least favorite part is the love interests. Yes, I said interests, as in multiple… To be fair they are more into Snow then she is into them, but I just wish that it wasn’t included in the book. It didn’t need it.
I don’t think I am going to read the next book. I just don’t think this series is going to be for me.