Review: The Snow Globe

The Snow Globe - Jenna Nelson

Sondrine never expected to find herself in the middle of a war, seemingly the only hope to defeat an immortal queen. In fact, all that she wanted was to avoid an arranged marriage and to somehow continue practicing her magic. But when Sondrine leaves her aunt's emporium and apothecary shop in the light of a full moon, she finds herself transported from London to Winterhaven, trapped by an insane king who somehow knows her name.


The author has created a wonderful world that draws the reader into the middle of an adventure. This is a world where everyone has at least a touch of magic, where monsters and myths come to life, and where deception lurks in unexpected places. The author is really able to print the characters to life, developing them over the course of the book, allowing you to slowly peel back the layers to reveal personality and a fascinating history. Even the secondary characters are interesting enough that you’ll want to read more about them.


As this is a fantasy book, you expect certain things to be true. There will be magic, unlikely heroes (or heroines), villains, and adventure. All of this is true, but it’s just the outer trappings of the convoluted plot woven together. The author doesn’t just provide the answers to you, but instead drops hints and tidbits until you at some point realize that you somehow knew it all along. There are still questions left unanswered at the end, without being a cliffhanger, giving a deep desire to read the next book in the series.


Overall, this is a wonderfully fun book, full of humor and mischief, as well as danger. While this was my first book that I have read by Jenna Nelson, it certainly will not be my last.


I received a copy of this book for review purposes.




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