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(The Black Ice Trilogy #1)

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Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discoveri ...more
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Published July 31st 2017 by Mikayla Elliot (first published July 28th 2017)
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Alaina
Snow was a pretty good book. I feel like I keep flip-flopping how I want to actually rate it but I'm going to leave it at 4 stars.

Before I dive into this book, I honestly thought that Snow would be about something fluffy and cute. It wasn't. I loved this book even more.

Neva is unexpectedly thrown into the vampire world. She was supposed to marry Lord Argenal but she ended up killing the guy. She then is taken under the wings of Thedryk, no pun intended, and basically shown how to live the vampir
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Aly
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first thought on this book when I read the title was that it may be about Snow White. But I was wrong. I didn't expect vampires which was a good surprise for me. I very imaginative story and a face paced plot. I was drawn into this book right away. The adventure and the twists in this book were fun to read and I enjoyed it all very much. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*
Shelby
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars because this was good and I am excited for the rest of the series. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Shiraz
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable enough vampire romp. The first in a series, it is fairly predictable but offers enough of interest to keep you engaged and interested in reading a follow-up.
Neva is turned into a vampire on a night where she has been sent by patriarchal and class situation to go entertain the lord of her village. After promptly dispatching him, she is taken by the man who turned her into a world of vampires. Yet another explanation is offered for vampires in Elliot's world-building, and th
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Stéphanie
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
At first, i was excited because it was a vampire story! Then I’ve began to read. I was interested in the story but it was slow paced. I wasn’t hooked as i hoped to be. To be honest, i was reading this one because i really want to read Blizzard, the second book in this series. That’s the main reason i keep reading it and i’m glad i did because the last few chapters did get me hooked. In the final chapter, two names got my attention and i wasn’t expecting this at all but it got me excited for the ...more
Margaret
This is unlike any vampire story I have read before. There are lots of characters and plot twists. The ending is not really an ending and leaves you wanting to know what happens next.
Joshua Grant
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mikayla Elliot gives us a rich vampire world in Snow. Neva has been plunged into the world of vampires. Torn between two moralities, she must make a choice, a choice that will affect the future of all vampires. I really enjoyed the intrigue attached to Snow and the depth Elliot poured into Neva. This one's perfect for anyone that loves vampires or the supernatural!
Shay
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was enthralled from the first page! The elegant prose, the engaging protagonist, the intriguing storyline... seriously this is a fantastic book. I sincerely enjoyed having the opportunity to read this book. It does set itself up to potentially have a sequel. Here's to hoping! (Hint hint, nudge nudge Mikayla)

Neva has her entire world turned upside down the instant the story starts. She gets swept away into the world of vampires. Thedryk takes her under his wing and leads her to understand her d
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Meg
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: college
This was a very unique and interesting book. I enjoyed it, as it was a different vampire story than I had ever read before. There was a lot of plot twists in this book.
chelci whorley
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was definitely at first a total cover grab as I was scrolling, but than I read the synposis and my interest was peaked! So I'm a sucker still to this day for vampires, its such a guilty pleasure for me

Review:

Star Rating~ 4 stars

This story was interesting new story about vampires with what is seeming to be a interesting refreshing new back story for the vampires creation. Neva was a likeable main character and I loved Thedryk. It included great plot twists and the villian in this story is mo
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Emily W.
I won this book in a giveaway on 4/28/18
(Which will not affect whatever score I give it in the end)
And since I have won it by giveaway it's only fair that I review it after I have read the book on my kindle.

Review to come!! ^_^
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Before thoughts:
How could anyone turn down this book with its wonderful cover and premise with vampires. And our main character appears as if she'll try having a bit of humanity left despite being a vampire now. But let's see.

Review:
Read on: 06/15/18

Plot:
A girl named Neva
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K.D. Reid
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Snow paid great respects to classic vampirism with the vampires remaining as monsters similar to the ones present in the Anne Rice novels - sensuous but staying well within the realm of horror. There were graphic scenes of bloodlust paired with centuries of romantic tension. The imagery was rich and engaged all of the senses, and the fluid movement between not only various points-of-view but also between several timelines was impressive.
The most refreshing aspect of this book is that as the twi
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Robin Goodfellow
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
-I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Snow, by Mikayla Elliot, is a gothic romance about trying to take back the life you once had, while innocence slips from your fingertips.

Lady Neva was delivered to Lord Argenal as a supposed wife, whom she later killed when she transformed into a vampire. She is then taken by Lord Thedryk, where she is used as a key to win a horrific war between vampires and corpses who have long forgotten their humanity. However, despite her reluc
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Michelle Coleman
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book by the author to read in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book. One of my favorite things that this book is that it isn't your regular vampire love story. Neva is turned for a reason, she is their savior and not just a girl who needs to be saved by a male vampire! The book also started out with action but slowed down a bit but it does pick back up which makes it better.
Michael Chrobak
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying that this has been one of my favorite reads of the year. Mikayla Elliot is a fantastic author with a beautiful flow and style to her writing. I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series! My only complaint is that the story moves a bit too quickly, there is never any sensation or feeling of struggle in the decision the main character must make, and they seem to accept their role in the story far too easily. I would have loved to see this book at l ...more
C.E. Clayton
“Snow” is the story of a widow who finds herself invited to a Lord’s house so he can have a good time before he needs to settle down and get married, and leaves a vampire when she is attacked by the Lord’s recently turned ex-lover. That all happens in the first chapter! From there, Neva has to navigate all the changes being a vampire brings on top of never being able to see her family again, and being the center of a prophecy to end vampire’s long lives. Color me intrigued, right? And I was for ...more
JPC
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
** I received a copy of this book as a giveaway for an honest review **

I am hard pressed to turn down any vampire-centric tale (which is what prompted me to enter the giveaway in the first place), although they all start to blend together after a time. Such is not the case with "Snow" by Mikayla Elliot, and I find myself pleasantly surprised.

Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she qui
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Tuesday Cross
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Snow by Mikayla Elliot
Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.


Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opin
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Diana Iozzia
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Snow” is a fantasy novel about a twenty-five to thirty-year-old woman who has been turned into a vampire, after a very important noble in her country, betrays her. She is turned in order to save her life, and then she is launched into this brand-new world. Neva is a beautiful woman who is very kind and cares about her family deeply. When she learns she is taken under the wing of the handsome, regal Thedryk, she is informed of the battle between the good vampires and the evil demons, who all hav ...more
Michaela Whitney
I received a copy through NetGalley for review.
3.5 stars.

Don't let the title fool you, it's no fairytale. Although the title plays off the early more vampiric versions of Snow White.
Neva, regular working woman captures the eye of the local lord, her life changes forever.
Rose his former lover, spurned by her jealousy makes a deal with a devil, to eliminate the competition.
She had no way of knowing that she would never see her family again as she rode away in that carriage.
Lovely gothic imagery of
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✨Sumi's Books✨
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reincarnated Lady Neva has been taken from the human world she knew and thrust into a strange world of vampires. She is the only one who can liberate her newly found brethren in a long standing war. She quickly finds that she is the enemy's main target. Can she triumph and protect her knew family while still looking after her old kin?

Great adventure in this Anne Rice meets Underworld tale of vampiric war. Very well written. This was a very enjoyable read. The recounts of Lady Neva are written o
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Amy Leigh
Jun 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This cover is so gorgeous! This is a vampire tale full of revenge and politics but without the romance stigma most vampire stories have. I found the beginning slow but it picked up quickly giving the gothic tale room for growth in the next book but I never lost interest.

Neva is a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time when she catches the eye of a Lord. Rose, who is infatuated with the Lord, decides she doesn't want him giving his attention to anyone else and puts a spell on Neva.
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Amy Leigh
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This cover is so gorgeous! This is a vampire tale full of revenge and politics but without the romance stigma most vampire stories have. I found the beginning slow but it picked up quickly giving the gothic tale room for growth in the next book but I never lost interest.

Neva is a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time when she catches the eye of a Lord. Rose, who is infatuated with the Lord, decides she doesn't want him giving his attention to anyone else and puts a spell on Neva.
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Crystal Mayfield
It is breathtaking to be able to follow a character in a transformation from the second it starts. We are allowed to feel exactly what Neva feels from the second she is being turned and then forward. There are very little stories that do that for us. We can actually get a feel of every painstaking moment. Even though I could not place my self into any of the characters, it was an interesting read.

For what is a quick read it was kind of slow. However, with that said, I would definitely go on to
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Micheala
Thank you to the author for a e-copy of the book.

This was a good book! I was taken by it in the end, although I was fooled by it through the summary. As I look back it may not have been something I would choose for myself normally, but after reading it, I am not sorry I did and I do look forward to the next one (assuming there is more).

First off I need to comment on the author’s writing. Not the book; the writing. It is sheer perfection. The author has a way with words for sure! The writing fl
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Lisa
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** My rating is 4.5, here I have rounded up because the story is closer to a 5 than a 4.
As a lover of fantasy and paranormal I have read a lot of vampire stories some good, some bad. Snow by Mikayla Elliot most definitely falls into the good category. It is a different take on the standard vampire tale.

Neva is a young woman who is working in her parents’ bakery until one day she is whisked away to the castle of a nearby Lord as a potential wife. Once at the castle she is turned into a vampire
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Laura
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer – I received a copy from the Author. This as always does not affect my review in anyway)

Review: Vampires? Check. Good vampires vs Evil? Check. Sword fights? Check. Overused vampire clique? Nope. Perfect onto the review. I really like how it played out, you knew who the bad guy was but at the same time you didn’t really know just how bad he was. He started off good and loved, then time just made him mean. I like how that was kind of explained, he wasn’t evil for the sake of evil. He h
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Nadia Norin
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I intended to read Blizzard first, but when I scroll through the pages, I saw that Snow is the first book, so here I am. The synopsis suggested that Neva, a newly turned vampire has the power to alter the vampire lineage. At first, I thought maybe because she was turned, the vampire didn't want a turned vampire marrying a full blood vampire or something of the sort. But I was wr
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Teresa
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5

Of course, the cover drew me in on this one, but also the fact that it is categorized as Teens/YA, which it doesn't fit very well into. After reading, I would put it in New Adult/Adult Paranormal Fiction. It doesn't read like a teen book--the prose, while gorgeously elegant, is very dense and hard to power through. There are many moments where I am taken out and am not quite sure what is going on or why it matters. The other aspect that makes this more adult is the fact that the main characte
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Linda
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Snow by Mikayla Elliot

With a dramatic and gruesome start Neva begins describing, in purple prose, how she was turned into a vampire by Thedryk as he tried to save her. The purple prose continues as Ms. Eliot sets up her world. Mostly told through Neva’s eyes. Her white aura reveals she is a chosen one and Thedryk has been following her for centuries.

Ms. Eliot has developed a new unique vampire story. It takes a while to get into, but it is intriguing. So if you can get past the purple prose you
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