Wow!!! This novel is an utterly new, and perhaps even groundbreaking take on the vampire genre. I have been waiting for over a decade to read something this original! I literally couldn't put the book down!If you are looking for a sappy romance story... this ain't it! This is a fantastically fast-paced adventure story that will draw you in... and then... utterly blow your mind with the completely unexpected plot twists.Mikayla builds the visuals, textures and landscapes in such a way that really engaged me as a reader. I have a complete mind's-eye of the whole world as it played out. Not to mention the entirely full-bodied characters that will pull you in right from the start. You will feel, see, and hear what is like to become a vampire.Mikayla's writing style may figuratively rip your heart right out of your chest!I absolutely had a blast reading about Neva's, truly unfathomable, destiny through completely unexpected and yet, utterly satisfying twists and turns.When you read Snow you will think to yourself, Yes! How has no one thought of this before!I think this could actually be the beginning of a whole new sub-genre of vampiric writing. It is that good!It is absolutely original and imaginative and will leave you desperate for Mikayla's next work of genius!!!
As a reviewer, I never know what I'm getting when I sign up for an ARC; it could be terrible, it could be amazing. Usually I get something in between. NOT TODAY, THOUGH! "Snow" blew me away. I am now addicted to the story and am jonesing for another fix!
If you follow my reviews, you know the drill! First, comes the grades, then any thoughts, gushing or notes I have, and then a ruling for clean-readers.
Plot-Twists: A+ (oh my, YES!)
Girl Power: A-
Guy Hero: A-
Love Interests: A-
This book had me hooked in the first page. Elliot just drops the reader right into the gore of Neva's change and the horrors that follow... I ended up finishing it in one sitting! "Snow" is a heartbreaking and suspenseful story filled with magic, mystery, and powerful messages of nature, balance, and justice.
For you clean-readers: this book does NOT have mature SEXUAL content. However, there are several bloody, gory scenes as well as intense fight scenes.
I would like to thank the author Mikayla Elliot for giving me the opportunity to read this book and I hope this honest review helps draw in more readers!