Thaw: Winter Queen
E. Kaiser Writes
Thaw Series #2
A slightly pampered girl allows her avoidance behavior to isolate her from the world... and it's only when she takes the final step that she realizes the wall she's built in the name of safety is also the one that will hold her prisoner forever... unless she discovers how to destroy it.
The only one who can break a neurosis... is the one who has it.
Thaw: Winter Queen is the second book in the Thaw Series by E Kaiser Writes. It continues Ilise and Girta’s story and shows many of the consequences of the bad decisions and neglect that occurred in Winter’s Child. The story focuses on “The Snow Queen” fairytale and has a plotline very similar to that of Frozen, once again.
I was much more impressed with Winter Queen than I had been with Winter’s Child. Although Winter Queen is even more similar to Frozen than the first, it showed insights into the characters that a short movie was not able to portray. It also followed “The Snow Queen” fairytale more closely, including a House of Roses and highlighting on the struggles Hess undertook as well as Ilise, Girta, and Kai.
I was impressed with the wisdom of the Winter Angel and the struggles Ilise undertook to undo the damage Ilise had done to herself and her country. It was certainly a struggle for Ilise, especially since well-meaning Girta did not know how to listen to Ilise’s instructions. Both girls faced the consequences of their decisions, but they succeeded and gave the reader a good role model to follow.
Another character I liked was Hess. Yes, he was the villain prince, but he was so dashing and helpful and loving at the beginning. Even though he made mistakes at the end, it almost seemed as though it was not his fault and that, some day, Hess might change back to the kind young man he was in the beginning.
Overall, Winter Queen was a lovely book I would recommend to fans of Frozen. I look forward to reading the third book in the series.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.