The Snowflake (Ana’s Review)


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Title: The Snowflake
Author: Ofelia Gränd
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: October 10th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Horror
Page Count: 77 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Nothing inspires art like love.

Theophile Lekas has spent the last seventeen years trying to build a name for himself as an ice sculptor. Ice is his world, but he lives for Dylan Mincer.

But loving from afar isn’t enough, and if Theo wants to win Dylan’s heart, he’ll need to sweep him off his feet. And what better way to do it than with a sculpture that will leave Dylan breathless and the world in no doubt of Theo’s genius?

After an argument leads to murder, Theo is hit with true inspiration. And he has the perfect block to begin his project. For Dylan, Theo will create his masterpiece. And it will be as unique as a snowflake.

Great art requires the perfect muse.


This was such an entertaining read. It was a perfect fit to its creepy cover (that I also love) without being too scary that I coudn’t read it, because I’m not exactly brave when it comes to horror. It was rather funny, in a dark and creepy kind of way, which is something I really enjoy from the author.

The story had some interesting characters. I struggle a little with Dylan because of his low self steem tha sometimes became frustrating, but I did get where it came from. He was really sweet most of the times, but so oblivious that sometimes I feel like screaming at him. Theo was wonderful. I loved his inner dialogue and how much of it he let the other know, with them thinking he was joking. I also loved the way he see Dylan and how much he was willing to sacrifice to show his love to him. Even tough I liked both main characters. the one that got me smiling most of the time was Cat, I loved him so much, he was really fun and every scene he was on was captivating.

I liked the plot. It keep my attention the whole time and kept me worried every time I tought things wouldn’t work. I had some nice surprises and I felt really interested on seeing how the piece of art was going to be put on scene. I loved the twist the book had. It was a great experience. I had a fantastic time reading it.


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Galley copy of The Snowflake provided by Ofelia Gränd in exchange of an honest review.

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I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject.

Here are some of my favorite books

 

Strain Violence Vegets Arctic Absolution Dark Soul The dreams you made in the Dirt
Fog Bought Caged Jaye Evenfall The Invasion of Tork

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