Publication Date-November 1, 2007
Genre-Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Paperback Edition-256 Pages
Rating-4/5 Lily Pads
Would I Recommend It? Yes
Hey guys! It feels like a long time since I last posted. I read some books lately but I didn't want to review them yet because I want to wait until the last book in the series came out. So after reading three fantasy books in a row, I wanted something quick and light. I've had "Kissing Snowflakes" on my shelf for a long time so I thought I would finally pick it up. I also wanted to read a book set in Winter so this book was the exact book I needed. It didn't disappoint.
This fun, sweet, wintertime book is filled with humor and romance. The picturesque mountain ski lodge is the perfect place to spend winter break if you have a boyfriend! Otherwise, that cozy leather couch in front of the crackling fire looks a lot less inviting. Good thing that there are lots of cute, blond, sweater-wearing ski instructors around to choose from.
That summary doesn't really explain the book much so I'll give you an explanation. This book is about a girl named Sam. Her and her brother, Jeremy get invited to go to a ski resort with their father and his new wife(their stepmother). At first Sam isn't very thrilled at the idea but then she realizes it's the perfect way to meet a cute guy. So this book is basically just about her trip with her family, meeting cute boys and hanging out with friends.
I'm giving the plot a perfect rating because I loved the idea of a girl going to a Ski Lodge in the Winter. It was perfect to read in the Winter.
I really loved the setting. I was really able to picture the whole setting at the ski lifts, and the lodge seemed really cozy.
This book is supposed to be YA but it honestly felt more like middle grade to me because of the writing. It's in Sam's Pov but she was kind of immature and acted like a middle schooler and the author's writing wasn't amazing so it just felt younger to me than YA.
I thought the pacing was fine. It was a very quick read, I read it in two settings. I was never bored, it kept me interested the whole time.
I think the cover is cute. This book was published in 2007, so I could excuse the not so amazing cover.
I really liked the characters in this book. I liked the main character, Sam. She was very outgoing but also awkward and I liked her. She's not afraid to say what she's thinking so she tends to babble a lot. She was kind of frustrating and naive sometimes. I'm not going to say why because I don't want to spoil you. Her immature behavior is why I thought this was a middle grade novel. She got mad over things that weren't even that bad and she was kind of dramatic. I understand that teenagers can be immature but I guess I'm so used to reading about more mature teens in YA. I still liked her though, she was a good person.
I didn't like Drew who is Sam's first love interest. He was your typical hot, blonde, player that takes advantage of girls. He only wanted Sam for Sex and that is so not okay. I was waiting for Sam to get the hint that he wasn't interested in her after she refused to sleep with him.
I did love Eric though. He's the son of the man that owns the lodge and I loved him. He was such a nice guy, and he loves to read and draw. I really shipped him and Sam throughout the whole book. The romance was very cute.
I liked Phoebe who is Sam's best friend. She was really nice and I felt bad for her because Sam kind of treated her badly.
I really liked Phoebe's Dad and her new Stepmom. I understand why Sam didn't like her new Mom, but Kathy was so nice and just wanted to get to know Sam and be friends with her. Sam treated her really badly and that was one of the things that frustrated me about her. I liked Sam's brother too.
All the side characters I liked too. I'm not going to mention them more because that would take too long.
The ending was really cute and predictable. However, I didn't like that she didn't resolve the problem with her and Phoebe at the end of the book. I assume their friendship is fine but it wasn't really told to the reader.
Overall, this was a cute romance book. I'm glad I finally read it and it was the perfect Winter read. If you love cute, light comtemporary romance books, I recommend this one. As much as I liked this book, I didn't love it which is why I gave the book 4 Lily Pads. This was a good book but I don't think it's really worth buying. I would borrow it from the library. Luckily I got mine at a library sale for less than a dollar. So yeah, that was my review. Thank you so much for reading this review. I will have more coming soon so stay tuned. Bye and happy reading! :)