In the Glacier National Park, there is a ghost named Eira. Kat has worked as a ranger in the forest and has heard about this mysterious ghost. However, when she encounters the ghost, it much more than she could ever have imagined.
I received this read in exchange for an honest review from Book Sirens and I am so grateful for the opportunity. Although I really liked the concept of the book and some of the characters, I didn’t like the book as much as I thought I would. The ending didn’t really make sense and the retelling as shotty at best. I tried really hard to love this read, but it just wasn’t enough for me in the end.
The story started off really great and I got really into the story very quickly, but the story almost seemed to unravel and towards the end I wasn’t as satisfied as I thought I would be. The book is told through dueling perspectives between Kat the park ranger and the Gwyn a recluse living secretly in the forest. I usually love multiple perspectives, especially in a fantasy or romance, but this time, not so much. The problem I had this time was that I liked one character and didn’t care for the other. Also, I felt like one character was in a completely different story than the other because the way they saw the same occurrence was just so different. I mean I get that their perspectives should be different, but there differences were just too outlandish for me. The setting of the book was just an amazing set up and I enjoyed it immensely for this read, but that was not enough to make this a five star read.
This story was a retelling of the classic Snow Queen story, but I honestly didn’t see it. I mean the story was mentioned and the legend was definitely present, but the details of their connection were vague at best. The idea of this retelling with the settings and the characters would be amazing, but I just thought this was a little bit of a miss. In the beginning, I really enjoyed Kat’s perspective and her passion for her position, but when she met Gwyn and the instalove started and it started to get a bit hairy. As the story continued, the book kept going on this rail and it all just made me just slightly disappointed. Kat seemed a little too immature and wishy washy for her age and just a little naive…. I mean how did she not question Gwyn and her weird background sooner. There were so many red flags and she was just okay with it. It didn’t make sense and I worried about her safety. I also thought Gwyn was a little ridiculous too and her story, even at the end, was questionable. UGH I SO WANTED THIS BUT I NEEDED MORE!
Although the relationship was just a wee bit too unbelievable for my taste and just a little too choppy, the steam was SO GOOD! DAMN IT WAS YUMMY AND JUST PERFECT FOR THIS READ! So if you are looking for some girlish steam, this book is defintely a contender for you. Their love scenes were also so romantic in that nature setting that just reminded me of some very fond memories.
Overall, I am glad that I read this book and it had some great moments, but it wasn’t my favorite in the end…
My Book Rating
2.5/5 Book World
Eira by Adrian J. Smith
Published on July 6, 2021
Copy Read: ebook (ARC)