East is a novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” and is an ALA. Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The Paperback of the East by Edith Pattou at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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The a Since I read this back when I was first becoming interested in YA, I was worried that a second reading would prove to be less enjoyable. Second nitpicking problem – I’ve seen better world building.

I spent pages with her before I gave upand throug I’m going to replace that old, shitty review now, because that was enormously embarrassing to read back over. It’s part of the reason why I’m so disenchanted with book-to-movie adaptations – I desperately want the director to push the story on screen with his or her ddith instead of merely following the book word-for-word or deleting scenes altogether.

Words fail me when I try to describe an extraordinary book; indeed, there is no part of this book that was not amazing, and thus there is no part that I can describe well. Defently a book I recomend.

Moreover, I love that the villains of this tale are so ambiguous in their “evil” label. Now, to the nitpick.

The romance that brews in East is extraordinarily subtle, only hinting at the depth of affection that lies between Rose and the Bear, but the focus on trust that the novel took was far more important as a foundation for their future, fitting perfectly into this tale. Retrieved from ” https: Edith Pattou sets EAST in historical Europe, and the story traverses lands, cultures, seas, and languages for an astonishing and engrossing read.



Some of this was kind of wild, but the author did a great job at anchoring it firmly to the story. Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer. I enjoyed the alternating POV.

Ninth Grade Slays 2. I recall it being good but not quite living up to my memories of the original tale, and as Edity don’t know if anything really will live up to those memories it may be wise to add a star in your mind to whatever review I finally do give. Edoth read it so many times and never has it grown old. Please try again later. I liked the portrayal of the trolls and how you get into the mind of the Troll Queen and see some of her motivations better.

The prolouge bothered me a bit, it was never explored who the prolouge person was. She rotated these characters so you really got to “know” them. Most authors would have Rose run into the arms of the White Bear and they would live perfectly from that moment on. There’s a feel that the author isn’t that familiar with Scandinavia and its languages, despite her including phrases and words in Norwegian, because she misses the correct spelling and umlauts, a frequent mistake by foreigners.

The story’s set in a modern arctic edigh the main character is living with her scientist dad. It does start off credible enough, but soon becomes unbelievable. Yet, despite the intriguing premise, I found myself bored with it.

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Views Read Edit View history. Notice that this book is like pages long, and I read it, nay! Read the glossery in the very back for modern names I loved the mother’s superstition, her brother, Neddy- their love and close relationship, Rose, of course was a brave, smart girl, The White Bear-it’s amazing how you can start to love an animal in a book, Thor didn’t think I’d like him but I did!


Additionally, Rose’s book knowledge and small language knowledge comes from her mother. Plus, it’s historical fantasy rather than plain old-school fantasy, as the setting is 16th century Scandinavia, and the author uses a historical event from a century prior that’s somewhat mysterious and apt for reinterpreting in fic This reimagining of East of the Sun and West of the Moon has a very good beginning, enhanced by the not so frequent technique in retellings of showing both sides of the story: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

For those of you who don’t know, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” is similar to “Beauty and the Beast,” only instead of a beast, we have a polar bear, and instead of a wicked witch, there is a Rating: Review is also on: East was written when fantasy could still be fantasy. This book will waste your time. Additionally if Rose was always running off, how did she get these lessons? She gets taken by the polar bear king to be his bride aaaaand things get pretty creative and a bit weird.