Edith Pattou’s East


Norwegian fairytale adaptation


Many of you will know by now that I seriously enjoy my adaptations of Cupid & Psyche myth; in Beauty and the Beast, Hades and Persephone to name a few. However, I hadn’t ever come across this enchanting, enthralling and excellently enticing Norwegian fairy tale before. I absolutely adored it! As soon as I had done a little bit of procrastination into the myths, I came across a brief synopsis of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and I thought: “Oh my Gosh, I have to read more of this!” So I started searching and found East; but it wasn’t available for download on my kindle! It also brought in memories of The Snow Queen story, but never before had I heard of this particular story.

Frustrated, I managed to track it down and I have read it twice since I have gotten it. I absolutely adore the old fashioned style of storytelling that Pattou has incorporated in this novel! It was refreshingly new to read a fairy tale that isn’t cut short to two-three pages! I felt thoroughly satisfied by the story and the ending in a way I never feel with novels.

I would, however, pair this with Jessica Day George’s Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow because both of these novels are fantastic.

The characters feel so real and so unlike anything you will have ever read!

Who Is It For?

Everyone! Not enough people know about these fairy tales!!

Read Again-ability

Read again forever!



If you loved it, you’ll love

Jessica Day George’s Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Please tell me if anyone has any recommendations!

These are ones that I have found, and am yet to read!

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

The Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Deiner