Today's review is on An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos
all of the hype surrounding the release of this book, I was expecting
to be carried away on a fantastic journey. Sadly this was not the case.
Though there are parts of the book that I did enjoy, An Echo Through
the Snow has some serious flaws.
First off, for a book of this
size, I should have a firm understanding of the major players. However,
as it's written, I don't get a real "feel" for the Chukchi people, let
alone Jeaantaa or Tariem. In fact, I have more questions regarding
their relationship than not. Questions that should have been answered
by the end of the book.
And speaking of relationships, why even
put in another dysfunctional "love" for Rosalie only to kill him off??
That relationship could have not only been developed better, but it
could have resolved some issues for Rosalie.
I've never been to
Siberia, so I want to see, smell, and feel it through the author's
description of it. Unfortunately this didn't happen either.
of mine once said that you have to "visualize what you are writing
about. Close your eyes and think about what you smell. What you feel.
What is going on around you?" Then open your eyes and write about it."
This is something that perhaps the author needs to work on.
are just but a fraction of reasons why An Echo Through the Snow didn't
meet my expectations. I'm sure others may love it, for me it's just
3 of 5 stars
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