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 … – Goodreads.com
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
This book feels like some parts Snow Queen, some parts Lunar Chronicles and all parts action.
The main character is difficult to relate to through most of the book due her her abrasive and angry personality, but as we come to understand where this comes from, she becomes much more engaging.
A girl who has lost everything and just wants to be normal finds herself on the way to fulfilling a prophecy. The fate of her real home rests entirely on her shoulders and for someone just searching for calm and normal, you can imagine how she must feel about this.
Her frustration is palpable and the emotion between characters is heart breaking in parts.
Overall, an excellent YA fantasy with a touch of romance and a heap of action and strong female characters.
I would definitely recommend you pick up a copy!
Available as of September 20, 2016!