Stealing Snow

Stealing Snow

by Danielle Paige


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a thrilling, Maleficent-esque twist on "The Snow Queen" from the "villain's" point of view that's equal parts love story and Frozen—all grown up.

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in the Whittaker Psychiatric Institute, but deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree, she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.

After Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods, she stumbles into icy Algid—her true home—with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. As secrets are revealed, Snow discovers that she's on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything . . . including Snow's return to the world she once knew.

With Algid's fate resting in her hands, will Snow embrace her destiny, even it means paying the ultimate price?

This breathtaking, New York Times bestselling volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and a hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681195469
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Stealing Snow Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 141,579
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Danielle Paige is the author of the New York Times bestseller Stealing Snow and its prequel novellas Before the Snow and Queen Rising, as well as the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War, The End of Oz, and seven prequel novellas. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.


Instagram: daniellempaige

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Stealing Snow 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Scorn9 21 days ago
Stealing Snow is a YA, fairy tale adaption of The Snow Queen. I had no idea what to expect from this book and I still don't... I think I'll need the sequel to better understand how I feel about this book... But at this time, I don't know if a sequel is going to be made?! Stealing Snow is based on The Snow Queen but has lots of elements of Snow White. Honestly, my local book store pegged it as Snow White to me, so I was a little shocked. I picked this book up because I loved Dorothy Must Die (plus it was on sale at my local book store and I'm a sucker for sales... go figure). This book didn't blow me away as much as Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (this author) did. It really felt like this book needed the sequel to keep moving the story going because it was left at such an odd place. I wanted more at the end... It wasn't just a cliffhanger, it just felt like the editor had cut out a large chunk. I felt a little bit cheated. That being said, it was a good book! I'm not as fluent in The Snow Queen (even though I have read it, it's just been a while and there aren't many adaptions out there that I've read) so I didn't connect as well with this story as I wanted. I did re-read the fairy tale before I picked the book up, but it didn't help me much. I see so much potential in this series - the potential love triangles, the heroic action scenes that could come, the fairy tales that could be woven in - but it didn't hit all of the marks in just this book. It really needs it sequel. Seriously. Danielle better write it. Don't make this book a one off, it won't do the book justice. What I didn't like about this book: 1. Snow's mental illness felt... weird. It felt forced and out of place. Sure, she has a mental illness (potentially) but she bites people and takes pills. It wasn't flushed out enough for me to believe it or respect it. 2. She's special. Every girl in every YA seems to be the chosen one, but the trope didn't feel right here (at least, not with the twist ending...). 3. There was way too much going on. I felt like my brain was being attacked because there was so many different plot points and half of which didn't get resolved. I like having my books able to stand on their own as well as be in the series - like most movies series. Things I did like: 1. Kai and Bale. I don't know why, but I kind of enjoyed it and I want more. I want to know more about that part of the story, but I've always been a sucker for love triangles in my YAs so that one is on me. 2. Danielle has the most elegant writing style. She's truly an artist and is SO GOOD with her words. I can't express enough how much I love reading her books because she knows how to write and connect with the reader. 3. The potential is extraordinary. With so many plot points introduced, this book is set up to be a series. I'd like to see what Danielle does with this story. Overall, this book wasn't as bad as the reviews led me to believe. I do want to keep reading this series because Danielle is wicked cool with her words (pun intended) but I don't know what to expect. Three out of five stars.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Liked the way the book read. Flowed well. Always a twist and turn, but the one big one was totally unexpected. Full of cliches: opposing forces, help comes in unexpected places, nothing is as it appears, etc. Liked it and look forward to reading the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is amazing!! I need more!
Taylor_FrayedBooks More than 1 year ago
This book was just ok. I liked it but I didn't love it, I am kind of indifferent. I haven't read any other books by Danielle Paige before and this was the first I picked up. I actually picked it up because it mentioned the main character was in a mental health facility and I wanted to see how it was portrayed. The story itself is a retelling of the snow queen, but it felt a lot like Elsa in my mind. I didn't see the twist coming so I will give it that but it didn't grip me at every turn like I expected it to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Character building was good. Storyline was interesting. Left me wanting more! Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aditi-ATWAMB More than 1 year ago
DNF at 42% Imagine one of those old time-y movies, where the projector showed you scenes after scenes in a series of pictures. They worked, right? Well, Stealing Snow can best be described as one of those movies, with a LOT of these connecting images missing. POOF. There were a LOT of things wrong with this book but most of all, it was just MEH. I didn’t feel ANYTHING, the only thing this GREAT prophesised princess cared about all the boys in her love square and, well MEH. Stealing Snow felt like a very rough first draft, with so many things missing like well: 1. EMOTIONS 2. The denial curve that you’re a Snow Princess whose father wants to kill her not a mental patient 3. ACTUAL BRAINS and not just pining over MULTIPLE boys 4. The Learning Curve with magic (IT WAS SO FAST) Moreover, the book was so VAGUE. The Mirrors randomly become portals, then there were frozen people, the Snow Wolves and a River Witch and WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I’ve been starting and stopping this book for months now, and I finally think it’s time to put it behind me. I just wish the story was more concrete. 1 star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
SammiiTX More than 1 year ago
My feeling about Stealing Snow are hard to put into words. My initial reaction was to love the book and not think into any of the inaccuracies I noticed and the things I didn’t like… Then I started thinking and talking to other readers. One review that made me rethink things was Carrie’s review over on Paper Bindings. Don’t get me wrong, I really did enjoy Stealing Snow but there were just some things that got under my skin now that I am thinking back on the book. The world building just wasn’t all there. I was able to picture certain things that were very descriptive and then other things were not. Some scenes were so vivid in my mind and then the following would be lacking in description and suddenly jump to another time and I would be lost in a sea of words that didn’t make sense, so that made the book a little hard to understand. SNOW WAS SO ANNOYING. Okay, I get it, she is in a mental institution where she has been drugged since she was a small child, so there are going to be some issues in her thinking process and her people skills, but there were so many problems with Snow. *Spoilers ahead* She said she loves Bale, but she gave no other reason than he talked to her. The only interaction you see is a fight between the two where he breaks her arm because she kissed him. What the hell? That just seems abusive to me. You are given no other reason to like Bale! HE HURT YOU! Get over him Snow and move on! Also, this love for Bale wasn’t very strong because she started to like TWO, I repeat TWO, other boys. That she had just met. Like seriously hun, that should not be happening! So those flaws in her character really bugged me. I wanted to smack her every time she almost kissed one of them. Other than that, I did like the story. It had a very unique world and I did enjoy the story, which is why I didn’t think too much into it. I also love Danielle Paige and I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. I hope that some of those errors are fixed in the finished copy though, because there were typos in the book and formatting errors that made me want to scream. So yeah… If you are looking for a book to take your mind off of things and don’t mind wish-washy characters, then I would read Stealing Snow! I read the book in about a total of 4 hours and it was a very easy read!
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Snow has spent most of her like behind the walls of the Whittaker Institute. The high security asylum is meant to help rehabilitate troubled patients, like Snow, let go of their delusions. But Snow doesn't think she's crazy. Not really. Being near Bale makes like at the Institute bearable. At least until Bale claims he can see what Snow really is when they kiss. And breaks her hand in two places. When mysterious hands grab Bale and pull him through a mirror, Snow knows that she has to follow. A voice in her dreams tells Snow exactly what to do in order to escape. Following the voices directions, Snow makes it outside and finds herself in the wintry world of Algid. Snow soon learns that Algid is her true home and her father is determined to do everything he can to hold onto the throne--and keep Snow far away from it. As magic, mayhem, and trickery collide, Snow will have to decide who she can trust if she wants to rescue Bale and make it out of Algid alive in Stealing Snow (2016) by Danielle Paige. Stealing Snow is the start of Paige's new series which is a dark retelling of The Snow Queen. Paige goes for a darker tone right from the start with Snow residing in an asylum that seems to come straight from the pages of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. While this setting offers a gripping backdrop for the opening of the story, it also often defies logic as readers realize Snow has been at the Institute since she was a child (and is, in fact, still only seventeen suggesting there should have been at least some type of schoolwork or high school equivalency studies). The story picks up considerably when Snow actually arrives in Algid and more of the novel's characters are introduced. Snow finds a veritable band of misfits as she makes her way through Algid trying to find her father, the Snow King, and rescue her love Bale. Along the way Snow encounters numerous love interests, her own snow magic, and vast conspiracies that stretch between Algid and our world. While this series opener raises many questions about Snow, her family, and Algid, readers will have to wait for future installments for most of the answers. Stealing Snow is a fast-paced adventure with a sharp-tongued narrator who isn't afraid to be ruthless. Paige takes some of the familiar elements of The Snow Queen and shakes them up with an inventive reimagining of the this fairy tale and the frighteningly evocative world of Algid. Recommended for readers looking for a new fairytale retelling that is extra dark. Possible Pairings: Splintered by A. G. Howard, Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay, Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan, Winterspell by Claire Legrand, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, Ruined by Amy Tintera