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Frozen 2: Forest of Shadows

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Anna of Arendelle wants nothing more than to be helpful to her older sister, Elsa. But as far as Anna can see, ever since Elsa's coronation, her sister has been doing just fine without her. And now, Elsa will be setting sail for a grand tour of the world--leaving Anna behind. But a mysterious sickness strikes Arendelle, and Elsa's tour is delayed, giving Anna the perfect o ...more
Hardcover, 405 pages
Published October 4th 2019 by Disney Press
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Kamilla Benko It does not! :) Forest of Shadows is basically Frozen 1 1/2, and sets up the characters for Frozen 2, but ends right before the movie begins. There ar…moreIt does not! :) Forest of Shadows is basically Frozen 1 1/2, and sets up the characters for Frozen 2, but ends right before the movie begins. There are a lot of Easter eggs Frozen 2 in the book, but you won't realize they're there until you see the movie! (less)
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Mischenko
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
When a strange blight comes over the land and the animals fall into a deep sleep, Anna is convinced she can help find the cure. It needs to be done quickly because the food supply is in danger and Elsa will soon be departing on her grand tour. After Anna finds a magic door in the castle she never knew about, it leads her to a secret room where she finds magic books, herbs, and other mysterious items. The clue might be hidden within this room and Anna is convinced she can solve this mystery, but ...more
Mavis Ros
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Are you freakin’ kidding me? This is too serious to even be considered a middle-grade but—

This. Is. Everything.

Like I would stand as a huge Frozen fanatic. Yep. That’s me, alright.

It makes me understand the sequel a whole lot more and I can’t wait to see Frozen 2 during its release date!

But I do have to note that “you don’t need to read this” before actually seeing Frozen 2.

BUT based only on my own perspective within the expansion exploring the world of Arendelle with its long-kept secrets, h
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Gavin
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I didn’t expect this to be as good as it was! It ties in so well with the franchise I know and love, and Benko does a great job at writing Elsa and Anna and making them feel like they do in the movies. I enjoyed the story too, it was fast-paced and exciting at times. The heart of the sisters is truly felt in this, and I’m so glad it didn’t put a stain in the Frozen franchise I adore.
Lilah ✍
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"It’s okay to be afraid, Elsa. You just can't let the fear take control of you! Fear is the shadow of love. You only fear because you care so much about Arendelle and about me, and that's what makes you a great queen and a great leader. And a great sister. That's why we love you, Elsa."

♥♥♥♥♥

I had SO much fun reading about my favorite sisters!
I literally live just for those awesome sisterly love moments.
If you're a die-hard Frozen fan like I am then this book is definitely a must for you!!
And ple
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Kamilla Benko
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Frozen 2: Forest of Shadows is the bridge story between Frozen & Frozen II! I definitely recommend reading it before watching Frozen 2 --there are no spoilers for Frozen 2 in it, but it will prepare you for what's to come for the sisters! :)
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Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forest of Shadows is a novel that bridges the story between Frozen 1 and Frozen 2. I assume this is classed as a middle grade novel, but there are some themes that could even lean it a little more towards YA. I absolutely adored being back in the world of Arendelle. I have a three year old, I’ve seen Frozen 1 approximately seventeen billion times and we’ve already seen Frozen 2 three times at the cinema, ok? And we won’t even talk about how often we dance around the house to the soundtracks, but ...more
Abigail
Very enjoyable! Needed more Olaf. xD
Joanna (BookandPages)
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
I highly enjoyed this book. It was incredibly well-written and stayed true to the original feel of the movie. I liked the way mythology was incorporated into this book, and I really enjoyed the sisterly dynamic between Anna and Elsa. My one complaint with this book was Olaf. He was just so weird in it. I don't know if that how's he is going to be in the new movie, but he seemed significantly out of character in this book. Other than that this book was a solid middle grade book, and one of the be ...more
ElsaMakotoRenge
incoherent fangirling incoming THIS WAS GREAT CAN WE PLEASE GIVE THE SISTERS A HUG NOW AND THEN AFTER THE EVENTS OF THIS STORY THEY’RE GOING TO IMMEDIATELY GO THROUGH WHATEVER HEART-STOMPING THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO GO ON IN FROZEN II...ack. okay. moving on

Paige
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Honestly this was pretty fun and I think added to the overall Frozen timeline, but there were a few times this seemed to drag unnecessarily which prevented me from giving it a full 5 stars. Otherwise a really exciting adventure!
Veronica ( moon & coffee. )
A | Not gonna lie, I did a double take reading this book. I had to check whether this was middle grade or YA. But in any case, this book was fantastic. Kamilla captured Anna’s voice so well because she doesn’t erase Anna’s insecurities and we see Anna flourish in the book. I love how we get more of Anna and Elsa’s childhood here along with worldbuilding for Arendelle. Since I had seen the movie first, I think that this book gives the sequel even more flavor (& I thought Frozen 2 was very much a ...more
Jade
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
As soon as I finished this book I wanted to watch frozen 2. Kamilla has so artful made this book flow from the first frozen movie to the second, answering all the little unanswered questions. You get to see little Easter eggs through out this book for what's to come in the second movie. Every time I read something that is going to be in the movie I just had to tell one of my family members, I just loved it so much.
The author has captured the characters voices so well. I could hear every voice as
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Jem
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to @scholastic_au for sending me a copy of this book for review. This book is a middle grade book that bridges the gap between the two Frozen movies, the epilogue of the book leads in to Frozen 2, will have to watch it now to find out what happens next 😅 The story is told from third person POV but focuses mostly on Anna as she starts to feel like her sister is pushing her away and doesn't need her anymore.
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The story continues to build on Anna and Elsas relationship as they navigate run
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George
Jan 04, 2020 added it
I read this because it was the only thing to get with my gift card. The purpose of the book is to learn more about Frozen, but there’s an inconsistent writing quality so it’s not as interesting as it should be. Five sentences were good, buried in a big mess.

The story is not very tight, about a wolf Anna summons out of her nightmare, in the middle of the novel. The pages before it were about characters with clunky names who never had a purpose. For example, a woman and her wife who talk to Anna n
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Katie
I'm a big Frozen fan. I don't mind admitting it. And this book is a really nice bridge between the first movie and the second one (which is actually better than the first one).

It features a lot of focus on the sisterly bond between Anna and Elsa, and, like the first film, focuses mostly on Anna as the main character. Unlike Jennifer Donnelly's Lost in a Book, which was released for the live action Beauty and the Beast, this book doesn't run alongside either of the films, so there isn't anything
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Lindsay
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I have been a major Disney’s Frozen fan since the film first came out. And now that Frozen 2 is coming out, I was thrilled to know there was a book connecting the two movies.

Forest of Shadows was AMAZING!! ❄️ I could not have asked for a better Disney book to satisfy my fan girl dreams. Benko perfectly captured the character’s personalities and voices in this adorable and thrilling story.

As Elsa and Anna discover secrets of the past, they need to stay true to one another to help the kingdom and
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Shireen Hakim
Aug 25, 2020 rated it liked it
The book cover is gorgeous and the book itself has some exciting elements, but it does not fit in with the Frozen universe. The story is out of place and the characterization is flawed. The story is mostly told in Anna's voice but she is annoying in the book. Elsa is more like a tertiary character. In Conceal Don't Feel, Elsa has more of a voice and that book resonates with the Frozen theme.
Lastly I don't understand why the author had Kristoff and Anna kiss so much in a MG book. They hardly eve
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Pris
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 3,5 stars! I really liked this. I already love the world and characters. The writing wasn’t mindblowing, but it was a really fast read. The second half of the book was better than the first. It was a bit much and cliche at some points though. Maybe I’m just used to seeing Frozen visible instead of book from. I do think that, for example with Elsa’s magic, the visible form of Frozen does it better justice. However it was a fun way to spend my weekend! 💙❄️
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Are you freaking kidding” said my daughter when this arrived.

“THIS. IS. LIFE.”

Ella and myself gobbled this up like a block of chocolate. We loved everything about this story, from the cover to the story inside.

We loved the hidden myths, and extinct creatures. We overall just really enjoyed it.
Jaime
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Disney book I’ve read, and I really enjoyed it. The new characters that were introduced are fantastic, and it was very interesting to get a closer look at Arendelle. I will definitely be reading more Disney books in the future.
Daurie Rothhaar
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was delightful! So often companion books to movies miss capturing the essence of the characters, but Benko did an excellent job. With fun hat tips to the movies (and a certain other favorite Disney film of mine) this is a fun read that I recommend to all Frozen fans.
Disney_Girl1922
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was like 100 pages too long. But for frozen fans a perfect winter read!
Melissa
Second read

Book from library

Eaudiobook from Libby app

Beautiful midquel
Sarah
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this. I do love anything Frozen related so I might not be that objective. I also kept reading it with the characters voices in my head <3 ...more
Emily
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Definitely not a kids book... It is pretty graphic at times, and scary. Anna has always been my favourite, so I was excited the book was told from her perspective. Definitely good to get you hyped for the next movie!
Marieke
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Honestly? Just meh.
Reyy
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elsa, frozen
Yay, I finally have the book💙

Edit: I really love it😭🥺❄
Rachel
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was sometime in late October/early November that my interest in Frozen 2 began to peak. I came across this companion novel on Hoopla and decided to give it a try.

While I got bored of it at times, it was actually pretty good. Especially when I connected it to some of the plot lines/rumors/even spoilers I heard for Frozen 2. The book is supposed to be a bridge between the two films in the franchise, but I think it leans a little more heavily on foreshadowing elements of the sequel rather than r
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Fei
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
can’t believe that, under the rule of Queen Elsa, Arendelle is officially pro gay marriage and pro immigration.
rose ❄
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-m-an-adult
ME: wow, coronavirus is really getting me down. perhaps reading this book about Frozen intended for literal children will provided me with some much-needed escapism
THIS BOOK: … and then a Mysterious Sickness strikes Arendelle, Elsa’s international trip is cancelled and Anna and Elsa have to race against time to find the cure or else all the townspeople will Perish
ME: :/
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Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. Now, she visits other worlds as a children’s book editor. Originally from Indiana, she currently lives in New York with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots.

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