I am very excited to participate in the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour 2012 hosted by WinterHaven Books. In this first of the three weeks until Christmas, we are to post a review of a winter book to get into the spirit of the season. For more cute winter reads like the one I've picked, check out this page and see who else is on the sleigh with a review this week.
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Debut: November 1, 2007
This fun, sweet tale of holiday romance on the slopes is the perfect wintertime read!
The picturesque montain ski lodge is the perfect place to spend winter break...if you have a boyfriend! Otherwise, that cozy leather couch in front of the crackling fire looks a lot less inviting. Good thing that there are lots of cute, blond, sweater-wearing ski instructors around to choose from....
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 30
The story was predictable, totally nothing new, but it was enjoyable to read. It didn't cost you much attention, which can be good or bad, depending on the reader's expectations. It was good regarding teenager's and their problems, although I didn't like that some things were kept left hanging in the end, like "it'll sort itself out in time, lets forget about it for now, it's no longer relevant for the story". Made me frown, but somehow it was okay. Does that make sense? o.O
Moreover, I have to critizice that it had too much problematic and not so nice parts for it to have such a sort ending of pure sweetness. Struck me as a little werid balanced, but hey. It leaves a lot of room for the reader to interpret or imagine further.
As for the characters... Sam was just your average free reading spirit, too self-conscious, too stubborn -- and most definitively too naive. I usually like characters like her, except for the naive part, but there was just nothing unique about her, and it's like YA is overflowing with girls like her by now. *le sigh*
Eric was really, really cute though. There aren't that much so totally sweet, good boys out there, but he was 100% one of them, and I guess he totally complimented Sam.
All in all, a very cute winter journey. But consindering I wasn't the the mood for cute, I didn't really enjoy it that much. However, I can give loads of cute points for it, so if you're into that, go grab it.
Area Scan: Style: 3/5 -- Plot: 2.5/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 2/5 -- Humor: 3.5/5
Discovered: 3 Hoods