Friday, June 10, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: "Ice (An Elfhame Novel)" by H.G. Lynch
Emily has a hard home life and wishes for escape. Her wish comes true in the most unexpected way when she meets Oscar, a gorgeous guy who seems to have feelings for her. But Oscar has a secret: he's a Prince of a Faery court. Having run away from his world and into the human one, there are royal guards looking for him...and they'll use any means to get him home, even kidnapping Emily.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I like to think of Lynch's genre as "modern-day fairy tale", because my two favorite books from her follow the fae folk: Ice and Cursed Rebel. While she writes dystopian and paranormal well, I really feel I can fall deeply into her fairy tales, like Alice down the rabbit hole.
The story is what we call a slow burn. Things progress at a steady pace. Some may prefer quicker action, but I love getting a full account of the characters and their backstories. Emily is a strong, very hurting character that many teens can relate to. She's sympathetic, strong, and a very likable little rebel.
Oscar is mysterious and seems very kind, a fae prince and a prince in real life as well. It's an immediate liking for him as well once you start the story.
There is mystery, romance, and a lot of brilliant magic that makes me wish that Tim Burton would make a film of the book.
Purchase Ice via Amazon!