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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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To ask other readers questions about Eastplease sign up. You don’t see a lot of pregnant teenage heroines storming a castle while they’re in labor, so the story definitely gets points for originality. Rose is better because Rose respects her father.

How does he not know what this means??????? East by Edith Pattou 2 pattiu Feb 28, Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer. For no logical reason?

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Also it seemed like this was suppose to take place in a Great retelling. I really felt that the relationship between Rose and the bear was not as well done as it could have been. Words fail me when I try to describe an extraordinary book; indeed, there is no part of this book that was not amazing, and thus there is no part that I can describe well. West follows Rose and her white bear several years after the first book. She is the epitome of a strong and determined character and joining her on her journey and quest is a delight.


This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Sun, West of t This is Young Adult Fantasy. She’s a mother now, she loves her husband, she loves her family, and He thinks Winn is saying her name.

West (East, #2) by Edith Pattou

Its lengthiness could discourage reluctant readers while its fundamental weaknesses may irritate stronger readers. Her happy and loving childhood is failing: In solving that mystery, she edirh her heart to a polar bear, discovers her purpose of life, and realizes her travels have only just begun.

What teenage girl doesn’t feel like an outcast from her family, or that her mother doesn’t understand her?

I fell inlove with Rose and her personality from the beginning, the first few pages a a little slow, bu I absolutely loved this book. Rose’s now husband vanishes, and it is discovered that he has been captured by, wait for it, Trolls, who have taken him, I know it sounds unbelievable, back to the same palace Rose rescued him from in the first book!

The novel delineated an ordinary world from a magical world by making Rose’s home life somewhat more mundane as well as keeping from her many of the magical resources partou receives in the fairy tale.

But, if you’re curious and stay open to what this book has to offer, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

The multiple narrators adds a apttou rhythm and scope to the story that makes the whole so much more than the sum of its parts. 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.


It did not need a sequel, that being said though, this seemed like a new tale where the story continued with the characters from East, but went in new directions and explored new ideas. View all 17 comments.

Please, if you haven’t already, read this. When he discovers what Rose has done, however, Bear is horrified as he had been put under a curse by a Troll Queen and part of the condition of breaking the curse was that no one should look upon his true form. Is there going to be a sequel?

You can buy West on October 23rd! Did anyone hear the author said she will write a sequel to East! Instead, it focuses on other perspectives that don’t really add to the story and distance the reader away from Rose and her new journey.


Rose convinces a surly Captain to let her board his ship which is destined for a northerly pattlu called Njord in Norway. Even over a decade later, Pattou uses the familiar voice in her writing. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead.