Thursday, 6 December 2012

From the Review Pile (31)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!

This week, I'm going to showcase After the Snow!

As it was snowing where I live earlier this week, I thought it'd be appropriate to feature a book with 'snow' in the title! I think this book looks great and now would be a great time to pick it up, don't you think?

After The Snow by SD Crockett
Hardback, 320 pages
Published February 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you're close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner's heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts . . .

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister's shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances – she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames . . . 

Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Josh, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead – and the burning forces about to be unleashed . . .


  1. Normally I wouldn't be that interested in books about dance, but this one sounds pretty interesting - and the cover is lovely, simple and effective =)

  2. Wow! the book sounds so good!!
    I hope you get to read it soon because I wanna read your review.

    Also, the cover doesn't seem to connect to the summary... but who knows! :D


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