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Snow in Summer review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ut to get a new baby brother But when the baby dies soon after he's born taking Summer's mama with him Summer's fairy tale life turns grim Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer. Okay not to be rude but if Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America then I m Emily freaking Bronte What is WITH the lousy Snow White books lately Have people suddenly decided to put forth NO effort in adapting this tale Sadly this one really should have been good because its premise was actually sort of brilliant A 1930s Snow White living in the mountains with a stepmother who attends a snake handling church and has a fixation with poisons SIGN ME UP It s kind of like The Brother s Grimm Tale meets VC Andrews Heaven Except the novel fails to deliver Things are set up never explained And this is actually OKAY if you set up a story TO be an unexplained telling tale look I m not the biggest fan of the film Pan s Labyrinth particularly because it makes me sob angry ugly tears when it gets to the ending but it s a good example of a story that doesn t try NOR CLAIM TO TRY to explain its own premise beyond here it is goodbye and moderately succeeds but this book never attempted to be that We never find out what the stepmother s deal is for one thing We hear a lot of gibberish in her garbled POVs about taking seven years from her stepdaughter s life and the girl being too strong or some such rubbish but this is never explained or expanded on Was the stepmother just looking for an excuse to kill this child The ONLY part of her evil plot that was explained was wanting to take Snow White s Summer s father s land Also we re told she got her magic mirror from her master whom she killed even though she loved him but we re never told whatwho he was Which is vexing because so much of the character s feelings reactions and how she treats others notably Summer is centered around her supposed relationship with this enigma Secondly Summer is one of those characters whose intelligence appears to wax and wane with the needs of the author s plot When she needs to be smart she is When she needs to be an idiot she totally is I HATE when writers do that It s LAZY And if there is one pet peeve I have as a fellow writer myself it s lazy people who get published while I work my butt off and spend my lonely broke late afternoons re labeling the emails in my rejection folder Yeah I may be a little bitter but I m not WRONG Look there IS no such thing as a perfect book or a perfect characterization but when an author PUTS FORTH EFFORT IT SHOWS and that than makes up for it Where was the effort in this book Summer could have been a GREAT character Simply because she is a people pleaser and it is VERY RARE we get a people pleaser as a main character because most writers find them spineless and sadly don t bother writing those types of personalities Yolen s character just showcases WHY this distain for people pleasers exists instead of proving it wrong What I hate most about this book s laziness is that it s a children s book It s like saying oh kids are dumb why do they deserve well plottedcharacterized literature On that subject by the way this SHOULD NOT have been a children s book If Yolen had a tongue and cheek style she could have gotten away with it but with how she writes she really needed to just throw in the towel expand the story dark themes included and market it to YA instead of middle grade Instead she just glosses over the dark stuff and makes it very condescending as a whole Also what the bloody heck was the point of the romance in this book We literally never even get to see the eventual blissfully wedded couple meet or engage in so much as a simple conversation It s like Yolen just stared down at the almost finished book and went Oh crap there s no prince We can t have Snow White without a Prince Charming What about Hunter No wait he s older it s creepy and this is a middle grade book um Uh I know the dwarfs brother Problem solved Ugh She should have just not had a romance at all if it was going to be this freaking lazy Not a great Snow White book at all I m open to recommendations if any commenters know of better ones From Hell (Nueva edición) (Trazado) rude but if Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America then I m Emily freaking Bronte What is WITH the lousy Snow White books lately Have people suddenly decided to put forth NO effort in adapting this tale Sadly this one Stilling the Mind really should have been good because its premise was actually sort of brilliant A 1930s Snow White living in the mountains with a stepmother who attends a snake handling church and has a fixation with poisons SIGN ME UP It s kind of like The Brother s Grimm Tale meets VC Andrews Heaven Except the novel fails to deliver Things are set up never explained And this is actually OKAY if you set up a story TO be an unexplained telling tale look I m not the biggest fan of the film Pan s Labyrinth particularly because it makes me sob angry ugly tears when it gets to the ending but it s a good example of a story that doesn t try NOR CLAIM TO TRY to explain its own premise beyond here it is goodbye and moderately succeeds but this book never attempted to be that We never find out what the stepmother s deal is for one thing We hear a lot of gibberish in her garbled POVs about taking seven years from her stepdaughter s life and the girl being too strong or some such Silver Moon: A Riley Hunter Novel (The Riley Hunter Series Book 1) (English Edition) rubbish but this is never explained or expanded on Was the stepmother just looking for an excuse to kill this child The ONLY part of her evil plot that was explained was wanting to take Snow White s Summer s father s land Also we La Huitième Couleur: Les Annales du Disque-monde, T1 re told she got her magic mirror from her master whom she killed even though she loved him but we The Problim Children re never told whatwho he was Which is vexing because so much of the character s feelings Microbe Hunters reactions and how she treats others notably Summer is centered around her supposed Abandoned Alice relationship with this enigma Secondly Summer is one of those characters whose intelligence appears to wax and wane with the needs of the author s plot When she needs to be smart she is When she needs to be an idiot she totally is I HATE when writers do that It s LAZY And if there is one pet peeve I have as a fellow writer myself it s lazy people who get published while I work my butt off and spend my lonely broke late afternoons Memorial Hist�rico Espa�ol, Vol. 4 re labeling the emails in my uinto Congreso Nacional y Regional de Historia Argentina rejection folder Yeah I may be a little bitter but I m not WRONG Look there IS no such thing as a perfect book or a perfect characterization but when an author PUTS FORTH EFFORT IT SHOWS and that than makes up for it Where was the effort in this book Summer could have been a GREAT character Simply because she is a people pleaser and it is VERY RARE we get a people pleaser as a main character because most writers find them spineless and sadly don t bother writing those types of personalities Yolen s character just showcases WHY this distain for people pleasers exists instead of proving it wrong What I hate most about this book s laziness is that it s a children s book It s like saying oh kids are dumb why do they deserve well plottedcharacterized literature On that subject by the way this SHOULD NOT have been a children s book If Yolen had a tongue and cheek style she could have gotten away with it but with how she writes she El Libro de Oro de La Resposteria really needed to just throw in the towel expand the story dark themes included and market it to YA instead of middle grade Instead she just glosses over the dark stuff and makes it very condescending as a whole Also what the bloody heck was the point of the Rencontres avec le divin romance in this book We literally never even get to see the eventual blissfully wedded couple meet or engage in so much as a simple conversation It s like Yolen just stared down at the almost finished book and went Oh crap there s no prince We can t have Snow White without a Prince Charming What about Hunter No wait he s older it s creepy and this is a middle grade book um Uh I know the dwarfs brother Problem solved Ugh She should have just not had a Lo ue cuenta el caldero romance at all if it was going to be this freaking lazy Not a great Snow White book at all I m open to The Lean Supply Chain recommendations if any commenters know of better ones

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Snow in Summer review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB 's world Stepmama puts up a pretty face but Summer suspects she's up to no good and is afraid she's powerless to stop her This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forg. Snow in Summer sounds as if it has an interesting premise As a retelling of Snow White in West Virginia it leads readers to expect a uniue contemporary twist on the fairytale perhaps like Suzanne Weyn s retellings of The Frog Prince Water Song and Rumpelstiltskin The Crimson Thread Unfortunately Snow in Summer is rather dull and barely draws on its setting at allIf not for the summary it might be difficult to tell that the book is in fact set in West Virginia Summer might mention the fact once or twice and she is clearly living in some mountains where it is much common to be Protestant than to be Catholic but none of this adds anything to the story Summer s father has a uniue connection with the land which contributes to the plot but it is fair to say that Yolen could have put him anywhere with enough land to farm on a fantasy land a real one a different country or a different time period and the book would barely changeIt is important however that her father has this land because most of the book is actually about him at least indirectly The book is an enormously long set up explaining his grief over his wife s death how he then meet s Summer s stepmother and how the stepmother plots to destroy him so she can take the land for herself Summer narrates all this but she is a rather passive character The parts of the book not about her father tend to be her excuses for why she allowed her stepmother to take advantage of her basically that she was just so young and did not know any betterThe whole Snow White part kicks in only at the very end of the story Summer encounters the magic mirror a few times but the attempted murder little men death and marriage occur very uickly all bunched together at the end of the book It is extremely unsatisfying And although there is a marriage there is no romance at all Several years magically pass without mention in the book between the point where Summer meets her future husband and when she actually marries Incidentally Summer loves fairytales and even mentions Snow White at one point this is very disconcerting to readers but strangely meaningless to her since she falls for the old woman at the door act anywaySnow in Summer is essentially a lot of set up and very little substance Yolen tries to make the tale original with the stepmother s uniue form of magic but the explanations are so vague it is unclear what exactly this is and with the setting but she does not take advantage of it The book is rather disappointingAlso posted at Pages Unbound Book Reviews Ethan of Athos retelling of Snow White in West Virginia it leads The Last Comanche Chief The Life and Times of uanah Parker readers to expect a uniue contemporary twist on the fairytale perhaps like Suzanne Weyn s Manic Pop Thrill retellings of The Frog Prince Water Song and Rumpelstiltskin The Crimson Thread Unfortunately Snow in Summer is Essential Readings in Health Psychology rather dull and barely draws on its setting at allIf not for the summary it might be difficult to tell that the book is in fact set in West Virginia Summer might mention the fact once or twice and she is clearly living in some mountains where it is much common to be Protestant than to be Catholic but none of this adds anything to the story Summer s father has a uniue connection with the land which contributes to the plot but it is fair to say that Yolen could have put him anywhere with enough land to farm on a fantasy land a The Kid's Bible Story Book real one a different country or a different time period and the book would barely changeIt is important however that her father has this land because most of the book is actually about him at least indirectly The book is an enormously long set up explaining his grief over his wife s death how he then meet s Summer s stepmother and how the stepmother plots to destroy him so she can take the land for herself Summer narrates all this but she is a The Road to Universal Health Coverage rather passive character The parts of the book not about her father tend to be her excuses for why she allowed her stepmother to take advantage of her basically that she was just so young and did not know any betterThe whole Snow White part kicks in only at the very end of the story Summer encounters the magic mirror a few times but the attempted murder little men death and marriage occur very uickly all bunched together at the end of the book It is extremely unsatisfying And although there is a marriage there is no Best Womens Erotica of the Year Volume 4 romance at all Several years magically pass without mention in the book between the point where Summer meets her future husband and when she actually marries Incidentally Summer loves fairytales and even mentions Snow White at one point this is very disconcerting to Wild Woods readers but strangely meaningless to her since she falls for the old woman at the door act anywaySnow in Summer is essentially a lot of set up and very little substance Yolen tries to make the tale original with the stepmother s uniue form of magic but the explanations are so vague it is unclear what exactly this is and with the setting but she does not take advantage of it The book is Ark of Fire Caedmon Aisuith #1 rather disappointingAlso posted at Pages Unbound Book Reviews

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Snow in Summer review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB With her black hair red lips and lily white skin Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her Cousin Nancy dotes on her and she is abo. A wonderful strange and deliciously creepy version of Snow White Set in the mountains of West Virginia during the mid Twentieth Century Yolen doesn t have to get bogged down with creating a whole new fantasy world instead she assumes you understand the setting and uses spare language to tell you the story in her own way I couldn t put this down

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Snow in Summer
  • Jane Yolen
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780399256639