For my second post of the day I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for magical festive read The Snow Song by Sally Gardner. Thank you to HQ for giving me the opportunity to read and review this gorgeous book.
About the book:
Women imprisoned by superstition, chained by guilt.
Perched on a mountain in a land of ancient forests is a village, rife with secrets. Cut off from the outside world it is run by the elders, men to whom tradition is all.
Edith lives alone with her alcoholic father who is forcing her to marry the village butcher. But she is in love with a shepherd who promised to return to her.
As the village becomes isolated in a sea of snow, Edith loses her power of speech. And it is this enchantment that will have far-reaching consequences, not only for Edith but for the whole village.
About the author:
Sally Gardner is an award-winning children’s novelist who has sold more than 2.5 million books worldwide and been translated into 22 languages. She lives in Hastings and this is her third adult novel.
The Snow Song by Sally Gardner is a beautifully written and magical read that’s perfect for this time of year. As the nights grow colder and thoughts turn to the festive season, what could be better than to curl up with a gorgeous book set in a world of snow and magic?
I loved this book. It swept me away on a dark and magical journey that once started I could not put down. Edith was a character I found myself drawn to from the outset, my heart breaking at her predicament of being forced into marrying a man she doesn’t love. The shock of losing the love of her life causes her hair to turn white and takes away her power of speech, leaving her with no other choice than to marry the atrocious village butcher, a fate even worse than death.
What follows is a dark but gorgeously written tale that had me captivated from beginning to end. As secrets slowly begin to be revealed, will the truth enable Edith to escape her fate? Or is she destined to live a life of oppression forever?
Edith’s strength of character as the story progressed was wonderful to see, with the other women of the village coming together to try to break free from their oppressors. Edith’s father, the cabinet maker, was an incredibly weak man who treated his daughter in such an appalling way it made my blood boil! But then the story moves in a direction I did not see coming, taking me completely by surprise as it moved towards its final, thrilling conclusion.
Oh my word, what a beautiful, dark and magical read The Snow Song is! Sally Gardner has written the perfect read for the festive season, especially if you like your stories dark and thought provoking with a magical twist.
The Snow Song by Sally Gardner is available to purchase now: Amazon UK
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