SNOW – Stories of Forbidden Love
Authors: Kelly Anne Blount, Gabriela Cabezut, Megan DeVos, Rachel Meinke, Noelle N., M.C. Roman, Delilah Mae, Gavin Hetherington, Shaun Allan, Lindsey E. Lippincott, Lucy Rhodes, R. Diamond, Sarah Benson, J.M. Butler, Debra Goelz and Neilani Alejandrino
Genres: YA, NA, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal
One cabin. Sixteen stories of forbidden love.
With an online audience of over one million combined followers, and hundreds of millions of reads on their stories, the SNOW anthology showcases talented Wattpad authors from around the globe.
Journey into the woods where you will discover a cabin surrounded by snow, filled with secrets…
The SNOW anthology features sixteen original novellas and novelettes in multiple genres, including Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural and Paranormal.
Don’t wait for the snow to melt before you uncover these stories of love, loss, and self-discovery.
Back to Us by M. C. Roman
Whiteout by Sarah Benson
Tobacco & Pine by Lucy Rhodes
Red Snow by Debra Goelz
Fawn by Gavin Hetherington
Seeing Him Again by Delilah Mae
Of A Feather by Lindsey E. Lippincott
Through the Paintings Dimly by J. M. Butler
Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Meinke
Limbo by Noelle N.
Crash by Megan DeVos
Snowed In by Kelly Anne Blount
Unexpected Love by Gabriela Cabezut
Wings by Shaun Allan
Sober by R. Diamond
True Love’s Kiss by Neilani Alejandrino
What I think of the anthology:
It’s the first time I’m reviewing an anthology so I wasn’t sure how to approach this review.
I was going to share with you what I think of SNOW as a whole, and then tell you half a dozen sentences about each individual story, but with sixteen stories plus what I think of the anthology, this review would’ve turned out quite long and you know I try to keep them short and to the point.
So, in the end, I’m just going to talk about the general impression I got from SNOW – Stories of Forbidden Love.
I can understand why so many of these authors are part of the Wattpad Stars program and why they have such a big following.
While I read, I encountered a lot of diverse writing styles, setting in which the stories took place (who knew you could do so many things with a cabin?), topics and moods, and each of them had its charm.
At times I thought “Well, this piece is good for when you want something casual and interesting, but not too engaging” and at times I was so captivated that I kept reading even though I should’ve been sleeping (yes, I know it’s an unhealthy habit of mine to go into bed with a good book and that I should really stop that); at times I knew where a story was heading, at times I had no clue, and at times it turned out I thought I knew, but nope, the author took the story in a completely different direction.
This presented a little bit of a challenge for me when it come to writing this review.
If this was a collection of stories of just one author, I’d probably say pretty much the same about each piece and tell you which I liked most and least.
With such diversity in SNOW it’s difficult to do that.
If you want slow pace, you’ll find it; if you want fast pace, you’ll find it.
If you don’t want to risk getting your feelings hurt by reading a story that you know won’t have a happy ending: there are stories in which you know from the start that the characters will end up together; if you want to be surprised – well, I already mentioned that some stories surprised me, so you’ll get that too.
There are stories that lean more towards Contemporary Romance, there are others that, romantic elements and all, are more about suspense, or the development of the main character as an individual and not just a partner in a relationship.
There’s a story for pretty much any mood you could be looking for.
I think the best way to describe starting to read a story from the SNOW anthology would be to compare it to eating Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans – you take a leap of faith and you never know what you’d get. The only difference is that none of these stories will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Who I would recommend this anthology to?
Well, obviously, I’d recommend SNOW – Stories of Forbidden Love to the huge following of these amazing authors.
Secondly, with so many different writing styles, settings and characters, I’d say “Go for it!” to everyone who enjoys reading in the Romance genre.
My rating: The stories vary between four and five so I’m giving SNOW (4.5 out of 5 snowflakes)
Would I re-read this book? Yes, in portions (one story at a time, depending on what mood I am in).
Where can you buy the book?
Other books by SNOW authors that I’ve already reviewed:
Interviews with SNOW authors:
- Interview with USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly Anne Blount
- Author Interview with Debbie Goelz (Imagines, Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them, Alien Invasion: A Love Story)
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