A beautiful, new edition of the beloved fantasy hailed as “the stuff of epic tale telling” (Booklist), perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast from New York Times. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

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West (East, #2) by Edith Pattou

The bear takes Rose to a distant castle hidden within a mountain, where each night she is confronted with a mystery. People, when you’re writing something in Germanic or Nordic languages, please do make sure to not miss those funny little marks over a vowel: Okay, so here is the main reason why I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

Eduth review of this Book prepared by Sharon C. It has stayed in my mind for years as one of my favourite retellings, deep and imaginative and filled with imagery you just can’t forget. I’ve read it so many times and never has it grown old. And all that is the reason I had to rate it 2 stars. Also by Edith Pattou.

Rose must track down her son and in the process stop the Troll Queen’s nefarious plans before Charles permanently forgets about his wast. East is my all time favorite book, so I will probably preorder this sequel when it becomes available. Retrieved from ” https: Years before, Eugenia was told by a skjebne-soke a eaxt teller that any north child she had would die crushed beneath an avalanche of ice and snow, reinforcing her desire to never have a pure northern child.

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I’m conflicted about this novel. The Case of the Missing Marquess.


Of particular annoyance was Rose’s mother – she was incredibly pagtou, and nothing else. Unfortunately, this retelling doesn’t quite do it justice. Worse, it’s just used to further Neddy’s story.

Fortunately it wasn’t realism at the cost of magic. It also is slightly disturbing because Rose is far closer to the male members of her family than her sisters. And why does she end up falling in love with him?

The bear remains mysterious to Rose but he is gentle and allows Rose to do whatever she wants. I absolutely adored the multiple perspectives throughout this book.

But paattou new characters, the new villains, the new magic all had me desperately in love with this world again, missing Rose and her white bear even as I was reading about them again.

But in trying to make Rose extra strong, her character, only 3 years later chronologically even if this book is written so long after the original is almost nonexistent besides her brave characteristics.

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I think Pattou was a genius to begin this book the way she did — with the box from the first book having a false bottom, thus giving the tale a logical reason to continue. The retelling sticks very close, closer than any retelling I have read before so I was sorry to say a bit bored, at the same time there were elements that the fairy tale edit not have and some aspects that kept me guessing.


See all 4 questions about West…. Patfou love the fairytale remix.

This series will go right up to the top of my favorites list. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Preview — East by Edith Pattou. Seeing her misery, the Bear allows her to go home to visit her parents. In that sense, children who enjoy East will probably be just as happy with West as they were with East. The narration style didn’t help things. I have to say, when I heard this book was coming out I was so excited. I liked the portrayal of the trolls and how you get into the mind of the Troll Queen and see some of her motivations better.

She rotated these characters so you really got to “know” them.