Review

The Snow Angel by Lauren John *Spoiler Free* Review

*I was provided with a eARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley, but my review is all my own opinion and thoughts* 

The Snow Angel by Lauren St. John

Genre

Children’s Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism

Summary

Lauren St John’s stunning Christmas classic is about forgotten children, the power of nature to heal us and a girl who will climb mountains in search for a place to call home.

Growing up in vibrant, crowded Nairobi, Makena has only one dream: to climb Mount Kenya like her hero, her mountain guide father. But when her beautiful world is shattered, she finds that in the city’s dark places there are a thousand ways to fall, each more deadly than any crevasse. In a world of strangers, does she dare trust Snow, whose ballet dreams are haunted by a past she’s still running from? And is the sparkling fox friend or foe?

After a fresh start in the Scottish Highlands turns bad, Makena flees to the mountains. But will they betray her or be the making of her?”

Characters

Makena is such a great character, throughout this book you see her rise and fall. And in between you see her grow as a character. Everything she goes through effects the way she views people and the way she views the world. I really felt for her the whole time and all I could hope for is that she would end up having a happy ending.

Writing

The writing it great. The way the world was build was engrossing and you just felt emotions by every character. The writing kept me reading and it had a hold on me till the very end.

Ending

The ending was perfect and it has me in tears afterwards. And that is all I am going to say about it.

Overall

To be honest, I think it is best to go into this novel without knowing anything about it. That way you can just be engrossed in this story, because that is the way I went into it. And actually I expected a magical element to it, which I didn’t get, but I wasn’t disappointed with it at all. This story is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

Overall rating: 4/5 stars

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