A beautiful, new edition of the beloved fantasy hailed as “the stuff of epic tale telling” (Booklist), perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast from New York Times. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
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When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white bear. To rescue him, Rose traveled to the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon to defeat the evil Troll Queen. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden st From the author of the beloved high fantasy Easta thrilling tale of true love, magic, adventure, and revenge.
Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he patfou presumed dead. Something much more sinister is at work. With mysterious and unstoppable forces threatening the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey. And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Westplease sign up. Is there a set release date for this yet? East is my all time favorite book, so I will probably preorder this sequel when it becomes available. Cendaquenta Amazon UK gives 23rd October Although of course the release edkth might differ between countries.
Is the animal with the girl on the cover of “West, East 2 ” a dragon? If not, what is it?
Lily Hawley A snake, but for more details you will have to wait and read it for yourself: See all 4 questions about West…. Lists with This Book. Actually, in Pattou’s world trolls are attractive and look like humans, except they have hard, woody skin. Anyway, you do NOT want to mess with the Queen Troll and her magic, but at pathou end of East spoiler for East view spoiler [everyone thinks she’s comfortably I really enjoyed Edith Pattou’s first fantasy novel, Eastwhich is an award-winning YA retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” a Norwegian folk tale that kind of mirrors the Snow Queen folk tale, except with More.
Anyway, you do NOT want to ddith with the Queen Troll and her magic, but at the end of East spoiler for East view spoiler [everyone thinks she’s comfortably dead hide spoiler ].
Fifteen years later, Pattou has finally followed up East with this sequel, appropriately titled West. West picks up three years after the end of East. Rose has married Charles aka the White Bearthey have a baby boy they call Wynn, and life is pretty good Rose refuses to believe Charles is dead, even though they get a direct report from someone who says they saw him die, and hands over his wedding ring to Rose.
So Rose leaves baby Wynn with her family in Norway and takes off to try to track down her husband. West isn’t a bad story, but it’s basically a theme and variation on the first book, East. Though the details are different, it tracks the same basic plot a little too closely. Add to that the rather simplistic writing, kind of on a middle grade level, and West just never really engaged me.
It was clean as a whistle, though. Full review to come. I received a free copy of this book through editu publisher and Netgalley. Sep 05, Daley rated it it was amazing. I have to wait until ???????
East Book Summary and Study Guide
Been waiting over 10 years for this to happen!!! One of my all-time favorite books. Wasn’t expecting a sequel, but can’t wait to see where Pattou takes this! West is a delightful fantasy novel, gorgeously pieced together with adventure and folklore it is sure to please fans of East and new readers alike.
East though it will always be North Child to me is one of my most favourite books. I love its beautiful writing, elegant and so very imaginative in its simplicity. I love the fairytale remix. I love the strength of Rose, her curiosity, wandering spirit and determination. I love the short chapters written from the perspectives of multiple characters West is a delightful fantasy novel, gorgeously pieced together with adventure and folklore it is sure to please fans of East and new readers alike.
I love the short chapters written from the perspectives of multiple characters which detail the story. And so, when a sequel was announced, some 15 years after the publication of East, to say I was excited might have been a huge understatement. And yet, sometimes a new title after so many years, an extra part of a story which you thought completed, can sometimes be a disappointment. Fear not, because West is every bit as beautiful, magnificent and wondrous as East. It carries the same heart, the same creative storytelling in its unique and simple way.
And it has made this reader very, very happy. The release of West is the perfect time to read or reread East. In East, Rose had to travel east of the sun and west of the moon to rescue her White Bear. Now she and Charles have started a family. By when a sudden storm destroys the ship Charles is sailing on and he is reported dead in mysterious circumstances Rose sets out once again to rescue him.
West is a combination of everything I love in a beautiful fantasy novel.
It is both adventurous and full of surprise twists. I honestly felt a little sorry for Rose for the constant stream of challenges thrown her way and yet she never, ever gives up. She is the epitome of a strong and determined character and joining her on her journey and quest is a delight. West also features the importance of family. And of course, no fairytale retelling would be compete without romance. The paattou connection between Rose and Charles is challenged, but their determination and devotion to one another editb clear.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. I eaxt, adore and cherish East though it will forever be North Child in my heart, as that is my preferred titleso when I discovered that Edith Pattou had created a sequel, my mind was blown. Seriously, I just stared at my screen and freaked out. If it is anything like East, West is sure to be simply amazing.
I cannot editg to read it. I have to admit, I almost gave up on this one in the beginning.
East by Edith Pattou
I waited until it was almost due back to the library before even starting it, though that was partly because I had to wait for my hold on the first book to come in, too. Still, pattiu sequel just starts off uncannily similar to Eastand though I ended up loving that book, I didn’t want to read the same book again, just set a few years later. However, I’m glad I stuck with it because, though the plots are comparable, and both books sh I have to admit, I almost gave up on this one in the beginning.
However, I’m glad I stuck with it because, though the plots are comparable, and both books showcase Rose’s determination and willingness to make sacrifices for the good of those she loves, this sequel veers off into [even stranger] new territory while also focusing a bit more on characters we’ve already come to know But it was worth it in the end.
I especially loved Estelle’s last line in the epilogue. West is one of my most anticipated releases of The first book, East, came out about 15 years ago and it is one of my all-time favorite books. All thoughts and feelings surrounding this book are my own. It gave me so many nostalgic vibes. I absolutely adored Rating 4. I absolutely adored reimmersing myself ediyh Edith Pattou’s writing style.
She writes so beautifully. It’s very much like a traditional fairy tale. West follows Rose and the White Bear’s story soon after their happily ever after. However, their edithh are soon turned upside down when Charles’s ship goes missing and he is reported dead. Rose is convinced that he isn’t dead, so she goes on another adventure to find her White Bear.
Rose is a such strong, independent, and inspiring character. It was so nice to get to spend time with her again. She’s one of my all-time favorite characters. I absolutely adored the multiple perspectives throughout this book.
It was also so nice to get to know Rose’s children. I love their family dynamic.