Blog Tour Review+Giveaway: "Blood Red Snow White" by Marcus Sedgwick

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Blood Red Snow White
Publisher: RoaringBrookPress
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, HistoricalFiction, Russia, Fairy Tales


It is 1917, and the world is tearing itself to pieces in a dreadful war, but far to the east of the trenches, another battle is breaking out - the Russian Revolution has just begun... 

Blood Red, Snow White captures the mood of this huge moment in history through the adventure of one man who was in the middle of it all; Arthur Ransome, a young British journalist who had first run away to Russia to collect fairy tales. 

Told as three linked novellas, part one captures the days of revolution but retells the story as Russian Fairy Tale, with typical humour and unashamed brutality. Part two is a spystory, set over the course of one evening, as Ransome faces up to his biggest challenge, and part three is a lovestory, full of tragedy and hope, as every good Russian love story should be.


I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book was quite a surpise. Not too much historical fiction and not too much of a fairy tale. Through the three novellas we see the Russian Revolution through different scopes, we learn more about true love and how, sometimes, myths and legends can also be true.

I liked the premise of the book and honestly with that cover the book should be more known. This was my first book of this writer and I am quite excited to see and read more of his writing!

 About the author:

Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated fort he Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of the senominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (inThe Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Heart of Another" - inspired by Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Of hisstory, Sedgwick says, "This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story. I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along. Poe's story, as well as his own fascination with technique, providedthat final piece of the puzzle."
He used to play for two bands namely playing the drums for Garrett and as the guitarist in an ABBA tribute group. He has published novels such as Floodland (winner of theBranfordBoaseAward in 2001) and The Dark Horse (shortlisted forThe Guardian Children's Book Award 2002).


Prize: Win a set of Marcus Sedgwick's books: BLOOD RED SNOW WHITE, THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN and MIDWINTERBLOOD (US Only) 

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