Parents' Guide to

Of Sorcery and Snow: The Ever Afters, Book 3

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.

Book Shelby Bach Fantasy 2014
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Scarier than the first 2 of this series

I loved the first 2 books in the series for my 8-12 year olds- mainly because although there was a lot of peril & excitement, the main character found ways to win without good people dying. This one opens with fighting/killing wolves that they soon find out are actually kidnapped children turned magically into wolves for the Snow Queens Army. That's a pretty heavy start when the good guys are killing innocent kidnapped children who've been turned into wolves. No longer appropriate for my 8-12 year olds.

Is It Any Good?

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Though this isn't one of the strongest books in the genre, it's fun to read and full of admirable, likable characters. OF SORCERY AND SNOW follows the formula of the preceding books in the Ever Afters series -- and in the hidden-magic-world genre. Many of the plot developments will feel familiar: The heroes are now on their own, without the guidance of their mentors, and Rory is increasingly concerned about the strange connection between herself and the Snow Queen (à la Harry Potter and Voldemort). The writing, intended to sound like an authentic teen voice, too often falls flat.

Rory and her friends are an inspiring group, capitalizing on one another's strengths and helping one another summon the courage to carry on. There's plenty of battle action and forward momentum to keep readers engaged.

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