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Post by LivreAmour217 » 11 Jan 2019, 13:53

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Of Snow" by Rh贸n.]
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Rhon's Of Snow tells the story of Deneige Blanchet, a teenaged girl born and raised in Antarctica. Living in a research facility with her scientist mother, Deneige's life has been one of eternal winter and extreme isolation. A turn of events, however, reunites Deneige with her biological father and introduces her to life in "the North," the world beyond Earth's southernmost continent. In sunny California, Deneige is introduced to a new way of living that most people her age take for granted, yet is completely foreign to her. While she strives to adjust to her new life, Deneige is forced to come to terms with just how different she truly is from her peers.

Of Snow is a captivating story with a unique protagonist that stands out within the young adult genre. The author does an excellent job of blending Deneige's exceptional intellect with her naivete that leaves no room for inconsistency (not an easy task), and her status as the "new girl in town" plays well to the reader's sympathy. Most teenagers haven't gone through changes as drastic as Deneige's, but the author artfully blends her unique circumstances with more common ones experienced by people her age, resulting in a well-developed and realistic character.

One of my favorite aspects of this novel are the descriptions of life in Antarctica. The author describes the beauty and perils of the southernmost continent in sharp detail that provides the reader with a vivid picture of Deneige's experiences. Serendipitously, I recently reunited with an old friend who spent some time in Antarctica, and I was impressed with how closely the author's descriptions matched hers. Either the author has experienced Antarctica firsthand, or her research was very thorough.

The writing within this book is of the caliber that one would expect from a traditionally published novel. Virtually free of errors (I found only two extremely minor ones), the writing is excellent and combines with a solid plot for a truly enjoyable read. Of Snow is of the same quality as a book that one would purchase at a brick-and-mortar bookstore.

If it wasn't already obvious, I found reading Of Snow to be a pleasurable experience, and I give it 4 out of 4 stars. This book is a great fit for anyone who enjoys the YA genre, especially young women. However, I would also recommend it to people with an interest in Antarctica or anyone who enjoys learning about faraway places.

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Post by Anna Maria 86 » 14 Jan 2019, 00:02

What a fantastic review! Your writing style is awesome! Where did you learn to write like that? Thank you so much, makes me want to pick the book up straight away... I love the way you described how well the author portrayed the protagonist. Great job!

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Post by T_stone » 14 Jan 2019, 02:05

I've always wondered what it will be in Antarctica. I am definitely adding this book to my TBR list. Your review has also piqued my interest in it. Thanks
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Post by nonamer_miss » 14 Jan 2019, 06:23

One of my favorite aspects of this novel are the descriptions of life in Antarctica. The author describes the beauty and perils of the southernmost continent in sharp detail that provides the reader with a vivid picture of Deneige's experiences.

I also want to visit Antartica. Thanks for a good review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 14 Jan 2019, 09:45

I love young adult. There's something about the simplistic yet beautiful nature of the writing that captures my attention. The setting on this one seems like it would be an added bonus as you don't see many stories take place in Antarctica. All in all, definitely intriguing. Thanks.
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Post by MsTri » 14 Jan 2019, 11:36

I looked at this book a number of times before choosing others. I'm sorry I missed out, but glad that my instincts were on-point. Thanks so much for the lovely review.

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Jan 2019, 13:26

Anna Maria 86 wrote:
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What a fantastic review! Your writing style is awesome! Where did you learn to write like that? Thank you so much, makes me want to pick the book up straight away... I love the way you described how well the author portrayed the protagonist. Great job!
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed reading my review, and I hope that you enjoy the book as much as I did!
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Jan 2019, 13:28

T_stone wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 02:05
I've always wondered what it will be in Antarctica. I am definitely adding this book to my TBR list. Your review has also piqued my interest in it. Thanks
Thank you for reading this review. I hope that you enjoy the book!
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Jan 2019, 13:29

nonamer_miss wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 06:23
One of my favorite aspects of this novel are the descriptions of life in Antarctica. The author describes the beauty and perils of the southernmost continent in sharp detail that provides the reader with a vivid picture of Deneige's experiences.

I also want to visit Antartica. Thanks for a good review!
You鈥檙e welcome, and thank you for stopping by! I would love to visit Antarctica as well.
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Jan 2019, 13:32

kandscreeley wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 09:45
I love young adult. There's something about the simplistic yet beautiful nature of the writing that captures my attention. The setting on this one seems like it would be an added bonus as you don't see many stories take place in Antarctica. All in all, definitely intriguing. Thanks.
I completely agree with you about the YA genre. Thank you so much for reading my review!
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Jan 2019, 13:33

MsTri wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:36
I looked at this book a number of times before choosing others. I'm sorry I missed out, but glad that my instincts were on-point. Thanks so much for the lovely review.
Thank you for reading my review! I hope that you get a chance to read this book.
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Post by Keslerae » 14 Jan 2019, 16:15

How interesting, I know little to nothing about Antarctica. Although this is a fictional book it sounds as though it does describe this frozen continent quite well and even more incredibly, it actually sounds quite interesting. Thank you for writing such a thorough review!

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Post by Jessacardinal » Yesterday, 15:05

I am immediately captivated by the beautiful cover. I would love to read about Antarctica. I wonder if this book would be helpful for teens struggling to fit in.
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Post by kdstrack » Yesterday, 23:15

I usually don't like the cold, but you give a beautiful description of the scenes in this book. I like your description of the main character. Wonderful review!

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Post by lalakaren51 » Today, 00:09

What a unique plot and perspective. This seems like a book that a young adult could learn a lot from while enjoying a great read. Nice review!

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