Book Review: Snow Child

The Snow ChildThe Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*mild spoilers*

I knew if the simple but magical, textured cover was anything to go by, I would love this book. I was right. Part fairy-tale, part tale of frontier survival, I was enchanted by both the beautiful snow child and the childless couple that she she ‘adopts’. The couple’s desperation for a child and the snow child’s yearning to be running free provided a tension which pulled through the whole book.

It is the kind of book that makes you hold your breath, waiting for the heartache. When it inevitably comes, it is softened. There is some peace. The edition I have also includes a delightful tale by Arthur Ransome which inspired Ivey’s book. Atmospheric, ethereal and emotive, this is a story that will stay with me for a while.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Snow Child

  1. Rosie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this!! Having become ‘brave’ and suggested it as the next book club novel for SMB I suddenly had a panic that no-one else would like it!

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