Blog hops are always fun, and this holiday season’s bookish blog hop aptly begins with books with snow on the cover. I took part in the November hop earlier and am excited to be taking part in this one as well.
Are you all warmed up and settled in your cozy spot? Hopefully with a hot mug of cocoa in your hand. You are? Then, let us go ahead and check out some……
Brrrr…. Books With Snow on the Cover
I am pretty sure I have read many books with snow on the cover; from Ezra Jack Keats The Snowy Day to Jack London’s The Call of the Wild or White Fang and one of my favorite romance authors, Lisa Kleypas’ The Devil in Winter.
But for today, I want to mention two specific books. The first one is a book that delighted me more than I expected it to. It is Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo. A quirky combination of ballet, Antarctica, and San Francisco, this YA read is sure to keep you engaged till the very end. I have not reviewed this book but included it in a to-gift-for-kids-and-teens book list.
The next one is a book I am yet to read, and takes you to the other end of the earth – to the North Pole, actually! Some spicy curry, and the Arctic chill come together in this sure to be fun romp in the snow titled The Arctic Curry Club by Dani Redd with a publication date of December 9th. I hope to finish reading my ARC copy by then 🙂
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Jo Linsdell says: “Every Day in December by Kitty Wilson is on my Net Galley TBR and has snow on the cover. I’m looking forward to reading it this month.”
Two people. One month to fall in love.
Belle Wilde loves December. Yes, she’s just lost her job and Christmas is not a good time to find yourself ‘financially challenged’. And yes, her parents are still going on about the fact that she really should have it all together by now. But Belle believes that in December, magic can happen.
Rory Walters hates December. Whilst it looks like his life is together, he’s still reeling from a winter’s night five years ago when his life changed forever. Now back at home, he’s certain that this will be yet another Christmas to endure rather than enjoy.
But as midnight on December 31st draws closer, Belle and Rory’s time together is coming to an end. With a little help from a Christmas miracle could Belle find the one thing she really wants underneath the mistletoe?
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Leslie says: “I don’t read a lot of season-themed books, per se, but one in particular that comes to mind is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. It’s a very wintery book, set in a land of perpetual ice and snow–the very descriptions of the stark landscape would make me shiver!”
Here’s the description:
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.
When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk–grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh–Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar.
But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.
Channeling the vibrant heart of myth and fairy tale, Spinning Silver weaves a multilayered, magical tapestry that readers will want to return to again and again.
I absolutely love everything that Novik writes. Her world-building is rich with lore, but her modern storytelling style really builds castles in the imagination, and makes the characters feel like living, breathing beings. I love the way, in particular, that she included just enough details from the Rumplestiltskin story to be recognizable as such–but she also used elements of the folklore from her own heritage, and furthermore adding on top of that her own unique twists and style to create a truly compelling story that fairy-tale readers will adore!
Kaili @ Owl Book World |Twitter|
Kaili says: “I’m like Leslie. I don’t typically read a lot of themed novels. That’s mostly because I am a mood reader and I kind of feel like they are restricting . But that doesn’t stop me from reading them when I’m actually in the mood for them. One by One by Ruth Ware is one book with snow on it that I’m pretty excited to read.”
“I love thrillers and I feel like Ruth has become the queen of them! So, it is definitely one “themed” book I’m excited to read.”
One by One is about a corporate retreat for a social media app called Snoop. The employees eventually get snowed in due to an avalanche. When the owner ends up missing and another employee ends up dead everyone becomes a suspect.
Robin @ Robin Loves Reading
This year I signed up with nearly two dozen Harlequin Blog Tours. Most of those have snow on the cover. There are many more books in my TBR with snow on the cover, so let’s start with ones I have read so far as we get ever closer to the winter season.
I have Once Upon a Cabin by Patience Griffin for a Berkley blog tour this week, so I read the first book in the series because I am a sucker for continuity. That book is One Snowy Night. Both books take place in Alaska, which is pretty much my all-time favorite setting, whether romances or mysteries. Another enjoyable book I recently read is The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer. It doesn’t have snow on the cover, per se, but has snowflakes, so I am glad to include it.
For Harlequin, I will soon be reading Christmas at the Chateau by Lorraine Wilson. The cover is beautiful and I am eager to read what looks to be a heartwarming story. Another upcoming book I have is First Kiss at Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain. I love her books and am sure this will be enjoyable as well. Another holiday book I have for review is Rodeo Christmas at Evergreen Ranch by Maisey Yates. Every book I have read by her has been absolutely wonderful and I am sure this will be as well. I could go on and on, but the last I will mention here is Sleigh Bells Ring by RaeAnne Thayne. These are only my e-ARCs. I already have received my print ARCs for the holiday season and I could wax poetic about.
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