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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Well, forget about that sweethearts, because they move back to Norway and everybody’s happy, the bloody end.

I think this is just a solid case of not for me. This is further enhanced by Rose’s choice to be called Nyamh throughout the story and makes her seem different from the beloved character we remember.

The writing in I–I I don’t know why this surprised me so much, but the feel of this book is so reminiscent to East. In some ways it was worse than if he were dead, Here but not here.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Over a decade in the making, this wonderful book was hard to put down. Add to that, and this is something I truly loathe in terms of plot devices, Charles has lost his memory, so he spend the majority of the book not knowing who his wife and child are. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Princess and Rose are too similar. I love how it shifts views and tells you what other people are doing and how it has many plots that all tie together in the book. Multiple first person POVs always throw me off. But the narration style and voice problems prevented me from enjoying it at all. It is a tale of danger, magic, and adventure beyond the H My Rating: And it has made this reader very, very happy. But she grows homesick and eventually stops eating and becomes depressed.

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing. For one, the novel is told in alternating perspectives, each chapter shifting from the point of views of Rose, her older brother Neddy, her Father, the Troll Queen, or the Bear himself.

Edith Pattou tells this story with lots of believable details. One night, they are interrupted by a great white bear who can speak.

West (East, #2) by Edith Pattou

Unfortunately, once the story hits the middle of the narrative arc, decline settles in. Total throw away dialogue. She’s a mother now, she loves her husband, she loves her family, and The Troll Queen, for instance, is obsessed with the human prince she finds; so much so that she fakes his death and is punished for her actions by her father.

Other books in the series. Now, to lattou nitpick.

Detailed Review Summary of East by Edith Pattou

She asks Malmo to take her part of the way to this mysterious land. She lays out her tales like brickwork, and they stick with you. Edlth here’s the thing, most hardcore fans, all those girls who write Edith Pattou those letters she mentions getting over the years since writing East?


And thus, a boy is turned into a bear. With mysterious and unstoppable forces editj the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey.

Nov 28, Yvonne Olson rated it really liked it. To view it, click here. When reading about your favorite character of all time becomes a chore rather than pleasurable, I think you can safely assume the author’s done something wrong.

East Book Summary and Study Guide

It was just ridiculous. Even though it’s only a two-star book, I find myself holding onto it because I’m rather proud of my collection of retold fairy tales.

To ask other readers questions about Eastplease sign up. Since the book had such a large scope in following different characters over an extended period of time, it read like this: It’s one ofthe reasons I adored Wintersong but didn’t like Shadowsong.

Only then do they get news of terrible diseases sweeping the lands and that their own son and daughter had disappeared without a trace.

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