But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a beautiful girl with a dark past and a hea ...more
This enchanting interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” captivated this reader immediately. Brimming with exceptiona ...more
The writing isn't horrible, but it has a very boring quality to it. (This book bored me, can you tell?)
1.5 stars and rounding down because the cool book cover feels like false advertising.
Read this for a reading challenge (re-tellings). It was my first one, so I guess I can only go uphill from here, right? ;) ...more
All I knew about this one was that it would be the last book and it ended up being a retelling of The Snow Queen. Granted, I don't know much about that fairy-tale so I went to Wiki and read a summary so I could at least compare this one to that. I wasn't disappointed at all.
Cold Spell is a great retelling and Jackson Pearce makes it her own. She also brings in her own characters who are just like the origin ...more
Cold Spell was a fantastic ending to this series! The characters in this book were awesome, kickass, hilarious, and overall enjoyable/lovable! Ginny, reminded me of Harry Potter, but I loved this character! She was awesome! Then there was the adorable yet hilarious Lucas, Ella the sweetheart that will surely kick your ass, Flannery, who was smart, strong, and overall pretty awe ...more
There is something very magical when ever I read one of Jackson Pearce’s fairytale retelling. I've always loved the story of the Snow Queen, her bitterness and her beauty, but this book was exceptionally remarkable, tangling fierce love and friendship against the backdrop of the harsh and cruelty of winter and the longing and evil that it brings.
Cold Spell captures the story of Kai and Ginny, they've been best friends since they were little kids and that friendship turned into a preciou ...more
Cold Spell was such a sweet, great retelling. I enjoyed the story and the character development. Ginny had by far the most growth. She went from a sweet girl who was planning her entire future around her boyfriend, to someone who knows in her soul she can stand on her own two feet. I loved seeing the character development for Ginny because at the beginning it did feel kind of irritating ...more
Pearce can weave together one brutal, beautiful world. We've been through so many worlds throughout Sisters Red (the woods), Sweetly (the hidden South), and Fathomless (the ocean), but Cold Spell ...more
17-year-old Ginny and Kai have been best friends forever, and girlfriend/boyfriend for a while, when suddenly a girl called Mora turns up, and Kai leaves Ginny for her.
Ginny is convinced that Mora has done something to Kai though, and thinks she may be the Snow Queen, intent on turning Kai into a Fenris.
Can Ginny save Kai before Mora turns him? And will he ever be her Kai again?
This was an okay story, but I lost interest half-way through.
Ginny was an okay char ...more
Why this rating?- Violence, destruction, mild kissing, and some mild language.
For ages- 15-18
Recommended to- Fans of fairy tale retellings
Stars- Three out of Five.
Why this number of stars- Before I start critiquing the content, I'd like to say that the cover (amazing as it is) has absolutely nothing, as far as I can tell, to do with the book. Now with that out of the way, my favorite aspect of ...more
"In the dark we always found each other."
Ginny and Kai have been in love since they were six years old. They've listened to his grandmother's stories and developed their own flashlight signals and fashioned their own secret hideaway out of the rose garden on the rooftop. But when they meet a girl called Mora, their love for each other is tested. When Kai runs away, Ginny knows that it's up to her to bring him home but there is a new world out and it is colder and crueller than the fiercest w ...more
Quick & Dirty: A unique retelling of The Snow Queen with cute romance, and a interesting mythology. The pacing was a little slow, but overall it was a quick read.
Opening Sentence: There were plenty of reasons to love winter.
Ginny met Kai when she was seven years old. She moved into the apartment complex his grandmother owned. She asked him to play one day and they have been best friends ever since. Somewhere along the road their friendship turned ...more
Cold Spell takes us on a jo ...more
This one is based on the Snow Queen with the author's own twist. In this book the Queen was once an Ocean Girl who gained back her memories and therefore broke from the pack. She finds she ...more
At 200 pages into this book I realized I couldn't remember the main character's name. That pretty much says it all.
This is one of those times I wish I could give half stars, because Cold Spell is a little better than two, but nowhere near a three. The biggest problem is the desperately boring main character, who we're *told* is growing as a person as the story moves on, but not really *shown*. The convoluted mythology is another issue (Irish Gypsy werewolf-hunting Kentuckians? Huh?) and the tale...more
Things I liked:
Mora (aka the Snow Queen)- She was a very complex villain, and I actually wish there was more about her. I really liked the chapters from her perspective.
The Travelers/Tinkers: The story got a lot more interesting when they were introduced. I love Flannery, she's a fun character.
The Writing: Jackson Pearce is a good writer
The story: For the most part, the story was interesting ...more
For the people who have read the other books in this series, you'll be happy to know that there are references back to them!
I liked all the supporting characters, but I didn't feel too e ...more
Also, I might just be spoiled by the other, kick ass YA her ...more
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Jackson Pearce currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture. She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and a minor in Philosop ...more