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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday -10

ICE by Sarah Beth Durst

Release Date: October 6, 2009

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry


When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, is determined to become a scientist, and has no time for make-believe.

Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face-to-face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned at the ends of the earth. And he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.

That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairy tale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knows will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of Ice.


ICE looks like a breath of fresh air. I cannot wait to sink into a chair with this. What did everyone else choose?

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  1. this looks good, it kind of reminds me of the golden compass.

  2. I love any East of the Sun, West of the Moon retellings...this should be lovely!

  3. You're right, this book does sound like a breath of fresh air :)


  4. Mmm I love fairy tales. I have this one at home. I need to read it. *sigh* I haven't decided if I want to keep it forever or throw it into my giveaway when I'm done with it. Hrm. We'll see.

  5. Glaciology and East of the Sun, West of the Moon, two of my favorite things! I think it'll be a breath of frigid air. XD

  6. I love fairy tale retellings. This one looks particularly unique. Will have to add it to the list.

  7. This sounds great! =D Definitely added it to my list~

  8. This one looks really interesting! It seems like a really unique retelling, so I'll have to pick it up

  9. I am a firm believer that "girls in love with polar bears" stories need to become a bigger genre.

  10. This looks really good...I love East of the Sun, West of the Moon.


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