Welcome to one of the May 5th stops on the blog tour for White as Frost by Anthea Sharp, organized by Storytellers on Tour. I was so excited by the cover reveal for this title back in March that I had to sign up for the tour! Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, author guest posts & interviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
White as Frost
Darkwood Trilogy Book One
by Anthea Sharp
Publishing 4 May 2021
Cover Art: Mulan Jiang
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 384
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Two sisters. One enchanted forest. And a hidden destiny that could doom them both…
I didn’t want to come live in the castle beside the Darkwood, and I especially didn’t want to become enemies with my stepsister Neeve. But how could I help it? She has magic, while I’m an ordinary girl. She’s the heir to the throne, while I’m an annoying afterthought since my mother married the king. And Neeve has the ability to master her emotions while I’m a red-haired disaster.
She also has Thorne, the handsome guardian of the forest, who tutors her in the powers that are her heritage. Even though I know he could never be mine, I can’t keep my heart from dreaming of the impossible.
But everything changes, the day I uncover the secrets the castle has been hiding…
From USA Today bestseller Anthea Sharp comes this fantasy fairy-tale weaving elements of Snow White & Rose Red with romance, magic, and dangerous secrets that will destroy a kingdom.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to White as Frost as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Storytellers on Tour. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
White as Frost is a beautifully written fantasy novel of the recently quite popular fairytale-retelling flavour, and I’m all here for it! It’s a little bit Cinderella, a little bit Sleeping Beauty, and a whole lot of something all its own. The Darkwood is enchanting, and the fact that magic is such a hush-hush topic in this world among anyone who isn’t supposed to be using it makes the lure of magic all the more powerful.
Although the plots and characters differ greatly and similarity is a mix of coincidence and common ground inspiration, the setting and premise in White as Frost reminded me a great deal of Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston. This of course leads me to say I recommend this book quite highly to fans of Poston! If you enjoy one of these authors, you’ll like the other as well.
I also must say I adore all the Irish/Celtic influence in character names.
I’m looking forward to reading more in this series, and I honestly can’t wait to find a more relaxed stretch in my review schedule to sit back down with this one and read it at the more leisurely pace it deserves.
About the Author
ANTHEA SHARP is the USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Feyland series – where a high-tech game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie – and the Darkwood Chronicles, a prequel series to the Darkwood Trilogy, where humans and Dark Elves inhabit a lush fantasy world full of magic and danger. She currently splits her year between sunny Southern California and the novel-inspiring forests of the Pacific Northwest.
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