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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lord of Ice and Snow by Heather Massey


The Run Down

  • Hero/Heroine = 4
  • Supporting Characters = 4
  • Plot = 4
  • Setting = 4
  • Originality = 3
  • Romance = 4
  • Sex = 4

Total Score 

The Low Down

Beauty and the Beast if the Beast was a wizard and Beauty was a princess looking for adventure. 

Technical Details

  • Published by Lyrical Press on October 1, 2013.
  • I received a digital ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
  • 251 pages
  • Fantasy, fairy tale romance

Back Blurb 

An innocent Beauty. A fearsome Beast. A dangerous passion. Mystery and speculation surround “the Dark Prince,” a sorcerer who dwells in a kingdom cursed by endless winter. Though shunned by all, Prince Stellan secretly crusades against a zombie plague unleashed by his tyrannical father against the Five Lands. But only an alliance with Aldebaran will provide the support he needs to eradicate the plague once and for all.

Clarysa, daughter of the Aldebaran king, struggles under the weight of her role as princess. She yearns for adventure, but her father prefers to keep his youngest daughter safe within the palace walls. During one of her rare sanctioned trips beyond the walls of the castle, Clarysa comes face to face with the answer to her prayers. She’s heard the tales of Stellan’s dangerous nature. She knows a romance with him is forbidden. But one smoldering glance draws her deep into a world of dark magic and sensuous rapture.

CONTENT WARNING: Magic, mayhem, and epic snowfall.

What I LIKED about this book.

Fantastic world building. Likable characters. Lick-able, if we are talking about Stellan.  

What I DISLIKED about this book.

The love scene with Clarysa and Stellan in beast mode. NO. Nonononononono.



Full Review

Clarysa is free spirited and fun. She is naive but I can excuse this with age and sheltered upbringing. At first she has a very "love conquers all" attitude. While I won't argue that this is true in romance novels, people do get hurt along the way. Some people even die. The greatest sacrifices we make are for love.  Clarysa learns quick. I enjoyed watching her mature as the story progressed. She starts as a stars in her eyes young girl and becomes a woman.  Stellan broke my heart. He is young in body but weary in spirit. He has been alone for a long time. Stellan wants to help the people but his infamous family ties make him persona non grata. Sure, Stellan wants Clarysa but if it is not what is good for everyone he will live without her. Good thing for Stellan that Clarysa is not so easily swayed from her goals.

The only real gripe I had with the story was the one sex scene I mentioned earlier.

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Author Links

Website - She has freebie books!

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