Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Winter Queen by E. Kaiser Writes

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Title: Winter Queen

Author: E. Kaiser Writes

Series: Thaw #2

Genre: Fairy Tale

Audience: Teen-Young Adult


A slightly pampered girl allows her avoidance behavior to isolate her from the world ... and it's only when she takes the final step that she realizes the wall she's built in the name of safety is also the one that will hold her prisoner forever ... unless she discovers how to destroy it. 

The only one who can break a neurosis ... is the one who has it. 

Combining elements from the Snow Maiden, Schneekind, Snegurochka tales with those of the Snow Queen; Winter Queen continues a new series: THAW. 

"... an utterly lovely sequel..." U.S. reviewer Shantelle Mary 

Praise for previous works: 

"...[E. Kaiser Writes] created a world that is easy to visualize, and people you'd like to spend time with. When you finish reading this novel you'll be left wanting more." Canadian reviewer Kathryn Svendson 

"...[E. Kaiser Writes] has created a heroine worthy to stand alongside such relatable and spirited female protagonists as Miri from "Princess Academy" and Alanna from "The Song of the Lioness" series." British author Melika Dannese Lux

**5 stars**

Winter Queen was an utterly lovely sequel to Winter’s Child, the first book in E. Kaiser Writes’s THAW series. I suppose I just connected with the characters as they grew or something, because while I enjoyed the first book, the second captured my heart! *smiles*

Ilise is about to become queen of Noran. But she has spent most of her life believing lies about herself, and hiding from others and … herself. She’s hardly ready. Of course, bubbly and slightly irresponsible Princess Girthild, doesn’t understand her sister’s distress, and is quite busy thinking about handsome young men and such.

Both cold queen and reckless princess are unprepared for the adventures that lay out rather ominously before them. An Earl’s devious plans bring Ilise’s secrets to light, and following the harrowing events that quickly ensue, it seems that all might be lost …

But let’s not forget the mysterious woodsman, a pair of lovable reindeer, the winter angel, and a craggy king of old. Help is on the way. But sometimes, one has to realize that they are not fighting the evils of the world … but rather themselves.

By the end of this book, I was sighing in delight. How wonderful. I loved this rendition of Snow Queen, or from my perspective, the movie Frozen! *smiles* Such memorable characters. Such deep allegories. I was fascinated by the points and lessons that E. Kaiser Writers brought across. Great truths. Children and adults alike can benefit from Winter Queen’s thoughtful tale.

Halvor … definitely loved him! And the reindeer were fun. Yes, and Tompe, I liked him too. Kai!! Oh, he’s perfect. (Besides his scary stories, tsk, tsk!) I don’t know why, but he touched my heart. So, so sweet. A dear young man for sure.

Hess!! I knew this was coming, but I wasn’t quite ready for the depth of—! Read Winter Queen, and you’ll understand!

There were some intense moments, making this novel perhaps for a little more of a mature audience than Winter’s Child. Just exercise a bit of caution when it comes to the young ones.

So yes. A pleasing, thought-provoking, yet ultimately adorable fairytale. It was great to journey along with Ilise and Girta and watch their stories unfold. I loved the end!! ^_^ So sweet. You must give the THAW series a try, all fairytale lovers!

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


  1. Ooh! I'm glad you liked it! :D This makes me excited to read it. ^_^ Thanks for the awesome review! :)

    1. Your welcome! :) Yeah, its a pretty fun and sweet read... I hope you enjoy it too! :)