Ice by Sarah Beth Durst


Norwegian Fairy Tale Adaptation


As you may know, one of my deep-down favourite retellings is the Norse fairy-tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. It’s like I am on a roll for finding these amazing retellings! Just recently I found Michelle Dieners, and now I have found Sarah Beth Durst’s! Hurrah!

This story is darker, for me at least, than the other three novels I have read around this fairytale. There is a hugely epic love story; more apparent, and more desperate. It also shows the strength of Cassie – our female lead with a whole new emotional and physical need for her own family. The description is very traditionally fairy-tale – i.e. lots of it! It draws you in, you can see the story, you can enter the world of snow.

As always, this is one of my loves when it comes to literature, but the storyline stays predominantly true, so I don’t want to give more away.

There are an array of funny, quirky characters such as the Winds – you must read to find out more!

The storyline is well known in the literature world, and so far all the renditions of it stay true to the main story line, so I don’t want to give too much away.

For any Beauty and the Beast/Cupid and Psyche or East of the Sun, West of the Moon love, it is a wonderful addition.

Who’s it for?

Fairy tale lovers

Read Again-ability?




If you loved this, you’ll love

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

Edith Pattou’s East

Michelle Diener’s Mistress of the Wind