Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Review: Winter's Child by E. Kaiser Writes

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Title: Winter's Child

Author: E. Kaiser Writes

Series: Thaw #1

Genre: Fairy Tale

Audience: Teen-Young Adult


A barren king and queen pray for a child, and when in their loneliness, they make one out of snow, their prayers are answered in a special, and unusual way. 
Sometimes, when we get what we wish for, we don't know what to do with it.


Winter’s Child, the first book to the series, THAW, is a creative retelling of the classic fairytales, Snow Maiden and The Snow Queen. We also see a lot of similarities to Frozen {2013}, for anyone who likes that fun movie. *smiles*

I found this book to be interesting and enjoyable, a simple and very “classic fairytale-ish” story. It’s perhaps written in more a style for a younger audience to understand (as it is about two, young sisters), but any age could enjoy it! The Discussion Guide at the end of each chapter definitely seems geared toward younger minds … but I think it would be great to read with younger children and then make them think more in-depth about the story by asking the questions from the Discussion guide. It’s a fun thing to do to ensure you’re not missing/misunderstanding anything.

The beginning of Winter’s Child caught me right into the story … I love how it begins with: “Once upon a time, in a far away land … ” A classic phrase that never gets old! ^_^ (I also appreciated E. Kaiser Writes’s introductions in the beginning of the book. Very informative.) The story became more tense and sad as it went on, and didn’t exactly end on a good note … but that’s what sequels are for! Winter Queen ties right in, and I am happy to be continuing the adventure!

There is some magic/mystical creature sort of things. Such as the stone people, and one of the character’s un-ordinary abilities that she was born with. We also have a winter angel and such like that. But there were important little lessons and subtle allegories of everyday struggles and all woven all throughout the story. The Discussion Guide really helped bring those out.

I like E. Kaiser Writes’s style. It was simple, yet lovely. Details came across beautifully, and the characters had distinct personalities and real-life attitudes. I especially enjoyed running around with little Hess for a while. *smiles* So fun to find all the resemblances to Frozen {2013} too! ^_^ And such charming covers!

All in all, it was an intriguing, little story. For anyone who just adores Frozen {2013}, I would definitely recommend reading the THAW series. Also those into fairytales with a classic style … do try out Winter’s Child. I liked it very well, and I think my younger sisters will too! Just make sure you have Winter Queen and Prince of Demargen close at hand! *smiles*

I received a copy of Winter's Child from the author in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Great review! I know I plan to get it soon on Amazon! I really enjoyed the guest post she did on my blog and am really intrigued by it (even though personally I don't like Frozen)!

    1. Thanks, Laura, :) Yes, it's a fun story! Quite enjoying Winter's Queen now.

      I had a few complaints with Frozen, but overall it's something I would watch. What are your thoughts?

      Thanks for commenting, (as always)! :)

  2. Awesome review! I have this now so I can't wait to read it! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the second one as well! :)

    1. Thanks, Deborah! :) Yes, it's been an enchanting series so far... I'm really enjoying Winter's Queen! :)