Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

by Jessica Day George
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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
BiggerSky More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic retelling of the Nordic legend; East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I've read a couple retellings of the legend, and this has to be my appsoulte favorite! It was easy to follow and I didn't want to put it down!
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
I hesitated for a long time before reading this book. I don't know why, I guess I just wasn't sure if it was my type of book. But eventually, I did get it. And I LOVED it. I should have known it would be great coming from Jessica Day George, who is a fantastic writer. I recommend it for anyone who loves mystery, adventure, and romance wrapped up in an overall good story.
Clane10 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books. I love how Jessica can transform one thing, into a whole new fun filled adventure! This book is unforgetable. I've done a few book shares in my classes and people say that they read it also because the small part I shared made them want to read it. I am warning you, once you start, it will be hard to stop,even if you finish the book. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, is absolutly amazing. I never would have been able to think of anything like it. I could picture everything that was happening. From trolls, to friendship, to true love, you will want to hang on to this book until death. I wish this book to be a series for more enjoyment. I can't even name all the words to discribe this book, but here's a couple...adventureous, thrilling, spectacular.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
The lass is the youngest of the woodcutter's children. Her mother was so upset that she had another child, let alone another girl, that she refused to even give her a name. The lass grows up, and is delighted when her older brother, Hans Peter, comes home from the sea. Hans Peter is cursed upon his return and is forever depressed, but he enjoys the lass's company and teaches her how to read the strange symbols in his wood carvings.

When the lass is sixteen, rumors of an isborjn, a white polar bear, surround the village. The lass has been gifted with the ability to talk to animals. Upon hearing of this gift, the white polar bear seeks the lass out and asks her to join him at the palace of ice for one year. Hans Peter tries to argue that she can not go, but the bear promises her family riches if the lass joins him. The lass agrees and travels with him to the ice palace.

While there, she meets an array of magical creatures. All seem to be under enchantments of the evil troll princess. There's also a mysterious visitor to the lass's room every evening, but she is unable to see his face or talk to the stranger, and each morning he has disappeared.

Thanks to Hans Peter's carvings, the lass realizes that she can read the carvings on the wall, which tell stories of the spells and curses the troll princess has cast. When the lass's own isborjn is taken away by the troll princess, the lass must risk everything she has to find the palace East of the sun and West of the moon and break the curse upon him.

A beautifully written tale of spells, magic, romance, and wit, SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW is a retelling of the Nordic tale, EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON. Author Jessica Day George adds depth to the story and background to the characters that makes this retelling stand out on its own. The story itself is reminiscent of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, but SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW holds its own surprises.

The reader will be enchanted by the story of the lass and her isborjn. This is a stunning tale that deserves to be read again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love tjis book! It keeps you jumping out of your chair waiting for the end. I dont know how Jessica does it! I cant wait for her next books. Trust me this is not a wqste of yor money
popetgrl023 More than 1 year ago
I think this book was very well written.This is the kind of story that was easy to love. Although some aspects were predictable, I thought that Jessica did a good job of retelling Beauty and the beast in a way that doesn't leave you disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I finished it on the way home from school, and I turned to my mom and said, "That was one of the best books I've read." It really was captivating and charming. A must read, in my book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love retellings of fairy tales, and especially if the story isn't one I'm familiar with. In SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW Jessica Day George tells the captivating tale of a nameless girl who undertakes a life-changing quest straight out of Norwegian folklore. When I opened the pages of this book, I took my first step on a journey, swept along with real people through a setting so vivid I sometimes found myself reaching for a warm blanket to ward off the chill. An excellent story by a talented novelist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I just randomly picked this book off of the shelf and I read it in like two days! It was a great fantasy book with a little romance in it. What I like a lot about this book is that at the end the reader can breath easy knowing everything is well. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy books. I love the message this books sends 'Love Conquers All'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only just starting part 3 but I love it. I saw a movie based on the same fairy tale as this one. It is one of my all time favorites. I realized this book was the same thing, and now I cant wait to finnish it. Its really interesting. Its really mysterious, but its also killing me to find out the pika's name. It is quite good. Its definitley going on my favorites list.
MomcatKL More than 1 year ago
I love fairy tales! This is an enchanting re-telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I have read a couple of re-tellings but this one is my favorite. I especially loved the main character, the woodcutter's daughter who does not even have a name because her mother did not want another daughter. Young pika (girl) is thoughtful and kind. She is given a name and the ability to talk to animals by the white reindeer she rescues. She willingly gives up her freedom to live with the white bear so that her family will be rewarded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice tale with a strong female lead, although at the end it feels a little as she lost part of that, regardless it is a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tgis has become one of my favorite books i recommend to anyone that wants to have a good read :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well worth your purchace. It tells the story of "the lass" as she battles a seemingly endless winter, her favored brother's unhappiness and the mystery surrounding the enchanted ice castle she's agreed to live in for a year with her iborjek, not to mention taking on a troll or two to save her prince. The ending is quite predictable, as the ending of any good fairytale should be, but it comes with its own original twist that will certainly satisfy you. All in all, it's another great read by George.
Jaer More than 1 year ago
The fairy tale this is based on was a favorite of mine as a child. Since it's also an obscure one, I have found few modern adaptations of it and this has been the only one I've enjoyed. JDG stayed true to the tale while adding her own flavor. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was a lingering wish for more input from the spell bound prince, more interaction between the two of them shown rather than told.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I have grown up reading fairy tales in all forms and found this retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon exciting. The text is rich with Nordic descriptions. It is easy to understand and moved me to adore these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something is wrong I read the free sample and wanted to read more so i tried buying the book but every time it keeps on coming to 34 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrs. George does a wonderful job of weaving a beautiful story. Filled with sprinkles of romance and heaps of Nordic myth, I highly recommend it to any young woman looking for a good, innocent romance novel. The writing gets a 5 out of 5. However, part of the reason why this book is so charming is that Mrs. George uses some Nordic words in their original format. She helpfully provides a glossary for the terms, but the Nook's formating makes it difficult to switch between the glossary and your place in the story. I personally favor the actual paper-back book. That's why the overall rating, for me, is 4 to 4 1/2 out of five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing book! It's a little slow at a few parts, but over all it's really great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book iz amazing I remember it took me a while 2 start reading it but once I did I literally couldn't put it down Gr8 read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It describes wonders and fantasies of all kinds, as a girl blessed with a secret name and the power totalk ti animals travels all around to find her place in the world. Here is a very very very very very short summery of the book. A girl with no name because she was disliked very much by her mother finds the mythical,majical white reinder caught in some brambles. She cuts the brambles and sets him free. I would write more but my nook is dying to read more , catch the whole bit and even parts from the book at Future write tommorow. Bye! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, amazing.
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This was really great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyedthis book- i seriously read all of it today. I couldnt put it down! (Or rather my nook down, heh :) but yeah, buy this book- its really good! :)