From Danielle Paige, the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die, comes a re-imagining of "The Snow Queen" fairy tale.
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything . . . including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.
"A lush and addictive fantasy woven from threads of magic, romance, and adventure by a master storyteller. Danielle Paige raises the bar with Stealing Snow."
--Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless
"A magical, exciting adventure full of secrets, thieves, and witches, with a unique, fresh twist on an old legend."
--Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You
"Just as a blizzard turns a familiar landscape into something both dazzling and deadly, Stealing Snow transforms the 'Snow Queen' into an adventure that's hauntingly beautiful and dangerously seductive."
--Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100
"Eerie, edgy and enchanting, Stealing Snow will transport you."
--Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Illuminae
"One of my favorite fairy tale retellings! Danielle Paige is a master storyteller!"
--Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Isle of the Lost
About the Author
Danielle Paige is the author of Stealing Snow and its prequel novellas Before the Snow and Queen Rising, as well as the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War, and seven prequel novellas. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.
"A lush and addictive fantasy woven from threads of magic, romance, and adventure by a master storyteller. Danielle Paige raises the bar with Stealing Snow." —Kami Garcia, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and author of THE LOVELY RECKLESS
"A magical, exciting adventure full of secrets, thieves, and witches, with a unique, fresh twist on an old legend." —Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU
"Just as a blizzard turns a familiar landscape into something both dazzling and deadly, Stealing Snow transforms the 'Snow Queen' into an adventure that's hauntingly beautiful and dangerously seductive." —Kass Morgan, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE 100
"Eerie, edgy, and enchanting, Stealing Snow will transport you." —Amie Kaufman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling coauthor of ILLUMINAE
"One of my favorite fairy tale retellings! Danielle Paige is a master storyteller!" —Melissa de la Cruz, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ISLE OF THE LOST
"Suggest to readers looking for a modern story with dark, fairy-tale underpinnings." —School Library Journal
"Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed." —Kirkus Reviews
"Captivating fantasy . . . Watching Snow be plunged into a world of new people and experiences after being closed off and numbed for so long is compelling. Perfect for readers who want their fairy tales to have a darker twist." - Booklist
"Within the classroom, students can look at this story as a comparison between the original tale of the Snow Queen and this one, examining how an author may build a character’s untold background" - VOYA
"Debut author Paige doesn't hold back in this fast-paced action novel. Give this cinematic upper-YA novel to fans of A. G. Howard's Splintered, Frank Beddor's Looking Glass Wars, and TV shows such as Once Upon a Time and Grimm." —School Library Journal on DOROTHY MUST DIE
"A classic made more sinister." —Booklist on DOROTHY MUST DIE
"Readers of Baum's books will take special delight in seeing new twists on the old characters, and they will greet the surprise climactic turnabout with the smugness of insiders." —Kirkus Reviews on DOROTHY MUST DIE
"Gone are the days of rainbows, Lollipop Guilds and pretty much anything to sing about in a major key. For those willing to go on a quest with a heroine more attuned to our times than the Dust Bowl era, there's no place like it." —USA Today on DOROTHY MUST DIE
"Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material." —Publishers Weekly on DOROTHY MUST DIE