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Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen - Eileen Kernaghan Kernaghan has taken Andersen's fairy tale, added a good deal of Saami traditional wisdom, a smattering of much-needed humor, a refreshingly plucky heroine and stirred it all up in a pot to delicious effect. She's a fine writer and I'm most grateful to her for a wonderful and somewhat subversive twist at the end. I always loathed Andersen's somewhat sappy ending and was most satisfied by Kernaghan's inventive flip. Although probably intended for children (who will certainly enjoy it), there's much for myth-loving adults here as well.