Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door - and Snow knows that she has to leave ...She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. 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 everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate ...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~ I give it - 4/5
My review - I really enjoyed this book, it did take me awhile to get into it but once I did I was going along on the adventure with Snow. Some parts where confusing but it is a great first book for a new series by Danielle(At least, I hope there will be more books as I need answers)
Snow lives in a mental hospital. She has been there for as long as she can remember. She has a friend in there called Bale who she loves but something has happened to Bale and she's not allowed to see him. She only sees her mother when visits are allowed and she has to take a lot of pills until, one day a boy randomly appears in her room, tells her to stop taking her pills and to meet him behind the tree.
Snow is confused but does what he asks but before she knows it Bale has gone missing and the only person who seems to know where he is is the boy, Jagger, and she follows him to behind the tree to a whole new world. A world she is expecting, a world called Algid, her real home. Her mother has been keeping quite a few secrets from her and she realises that she is a lot more different then she thought.
She must go on a journey to find her self, to get her magic under control and find her Bale. Along the way she will meet friends and also make some enemies. She will find out the truth about her past and why she is in so much danger.
This was a really fun read that I enjoyed. It was a different take on Snow White that I enjoyed and I cannot wait to read more from this series.
Danielle is a fantastic fantasy writer and I cannot wait to read more from her. This book is very interesting and will have you guessing along the way to whats going to happen and why she was brought back to Algid in the first place.