Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Let it Go – A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita

 

My Rating ~ Three Stars

RELEASE DATE:  30 July 2019

Format: Paperback

Pages: 313

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

 

 

Blurb

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? When a magical accident erases Anna and Elsa’s memories, not only of magic but of each other, the sisters are separated for protection. But when Elsa unexpectedly finds herself as a young queen, mysterious magic begins to happen and questions of her past start to form. Will the sisters ever be reunited?

 

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Review

Thank you so much to Scholastic Australia for providing me with a copy of Let it Go in exchange for an honest review!

 

Princess Elsa always wishes she had a sister, and when she starts two experience strange dreams, that seem like memories, of a little girl named Anna, she is desperate to know more.

Anna lives with a family in the village, loving life working as a baker, but she’s always had a strong desire to visit Arrendele.

When the king and queen are killed, the girls are set on a path to find each other.  But the magic that separated them when they were younger must break before they meet, or the consequences could result in death.  As pieces of their memories start to return, their quest to set things right becomes more and more desperate.

I absolutely love Frozen, so I was excited to read this one!  Although I did enjoy it for the most part, the switching around of characters (for instance, Elsa being involved with Prince Hans) just didn’t quite work for me.  Maybe I just love the original too much to accept a different version of the story.  I love retellings, but I think I prefer them to be a new story, based on the original, not the original with a couple of twists.  There were a lot of the original lines from the movie – just said by someone different to someone different, which played out more like satire.  I think this  could have be great, if the story had deviated from the movie more and used different dialogue to stand up on its own.  As usual, Olaf was still amazing, nothing could change that. 😄

 

 

 

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