Thursday 1 March 2012

The Time Will Come #51

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company, where we can spotlight those books that we've had sitting on our shelves for too long. Books that we really want to read but never seem to get around to.

This is a book that I bought when it first came out after seeing some really great reviews of it. I absolutely love fairytale retellings and this is a story based on Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, set in modern day Minnesota. I think it sounds a little bit magical and very sweet, and I want to read this, but I just don't know when I will find the time unfortunately. 

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn't help it - Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn't fit anywhere else. 

And then, one day, it was over. Jack just stopped talking to Hazel. And while her mom tried to tell her that this sometimes happens to boys and girls at this age, Hazel had read enough stories to know that it's never that simple. And it turns out, she was right. Jack's heart had been frozen, and he was taken into the woods by a woman dressed in white to live in a palace made of ice. Now, it's up to Hazel to venture into the woods after him. Hazel finds, however, that these woods are nothing like what she's read about, and the Jack that Hazel went in to save isn't the same Jack that will emerge. Or even the same Hazel. 

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.

Some mixed reviews for this book-

Buried in Books (5 star review)
Small Review (2 star review)


  1. Oh, wow, I had never heard of this one but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for putting it on my radar - I've now added it to the TBR list!

    And thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier! ;)

  2. Yeah, Small was looking for something totally different out of this book, that's why the low rating. I actually sent her my copy of the book. I was fine with this one being told with a mish mash of different fairy tales and having a message. Anne Ursu's writing is unbelievably beautiful.

    I hope you'll enjoy it!


  3. This sounds really good..thanks for sharing it


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