{Review+Giveaway} Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

April 24, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 5 ★★★★

Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman
Pages: 55
Published by Polished Pen Press Corporation Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author
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Paperback, 55 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Polished Pen Press
Age Group: YA
Source: ecopy from Author
Series: Blood and Snow #1
Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.Snow isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet.

When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant – not quite human, not quite vampire.

With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of.  She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she’d rather drink from her Hunter.

Or, a human.

She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there’s a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen’s twin sister. And Snow’s supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires.

What I love about the ebook pack is that it has all 12 volumes in one book. It’s so convienent! It was like having 12 installments or novellas all in one. It kind of reminded me of watching a 30 minute tv show. You could read one part in no time at all but it was still more than just reading a few chapters of a book. I liked having stopping points. I felt like I was reading a whole book, which is pretty impressive seeing that each novella is about 50 pages or less.

I thought the way the first book was set up was a great introduction to Snow White for us. I loved the way it was written. We got to know Snow pretty well. The similarities to the original snow white were amusing to me. I love the professor and all the guys next door. And then things start to get interesting. The introduction of the vampire and paranormal elements is what really caught my interest in this series. (I will be splitting my review up by volume I think, so I won’t be giving too much away here.) Snow is an adorable character. She was just the right amount of clueless about her looks. I do kind of wish she was a little more questioning about what was going on, but to her credit it did all seem to happen really fast. We get more answers later on. The first volume certainly peaked my interest and made me want to keep reading. There is even a hint of love interest in this first part.

Another thing I like about the shorter volume idea is that it takes the sting out of cliff hangers. When one part ends on a cliff hanger, it never bothered me because I knew that I could just keep right on reading. I kind of hope to see other series done in this multiple shorter volume idea. I love being able to just read a volume or two in under an hour. And Blood and Snow is a great YA paranormal to start with! If you get the complete collection, I bet you won’t be able to stop after just one volume.

4/5 Gavels
RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series (“Sleeping Roses” is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She’s sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: www.rashelleworkman.com.
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About RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales readers can sink their teeth into. Her stories include vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and creatures of her own creation. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of IndiePUBCon. Currently, she lives in Utah with her husband, three children, and their three dogs.

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Michelle @ Book Briefs

5 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman”

  1. Giselle

    I often like cliffhangers because they’re just often exciting or shocking (I don’t like those that feel gimmicky though) but this is cool since you can keep on reading right away! Glad you enjoyed it, Michelle!

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    This sounds clever from the way the novellas are all in one to the twist on Snow White and I love the cover, thanks for sharing this Michelle. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    You know how much I detest cliffhangers so it is nice that you get all the answers in one read. I can’t believe that it is so short. All twelve volumes and it is only 55 pgs? That is a quick little read that sounds interesting and different.

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