Monday, 29 May 2017

Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

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Hello Everyone!

It's been a little while since I wrote a book review around these parts and I've been itching to post a book recommendation for you all but it had to be the right book, you know?

And then it happened, I read Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings.





Now, worry not dear readers, there will be no spoilers within this little review here so feel free to read on without having your day ruined (seriously though, who else hates getting hit with a spoiler without warning!?).

Seas of Snow is one of those books you just have to read to 'get', a genre defying book that will clobber you with a machete only to pick you back up and make you a comforting cup of tea, I guess what I'm trying to say is that Seas of Snow is such a paradox that at times you're not quite sure how you're supposed to feel but whatever you do feel, it will penetrate to your inner core and stay with you for a long time afterward.
Within these pages you will be transported to 1950s North Tyneside and back to modern day as the narrative takes you on a journey of collected memories filled with betrayal, secrets and depravity which are then brilliantly offset with the beautiful, poetic writing style which is dripping in delicate floral imagery so vivid that you can almost smell the fragrances.

Kerensa is a brave author, she is not afraid to explore areas of the human psyche that many other authors before her have seemingly baulked at, and this is one of the compelling elements of Seas of Snow, evil really is evil within this story which only pushes to emphasise the elements of good and cause you to consider if one can really exist without the other.
I would describe this book as a stunning dance of 'Good vs Evil' and a deep look into the 'Nature vs Nurture' debate, it isn't for the feint hearted, it does contain some very hard to read scenes of child abuse in the worst possible way but if that isn't a trigger subject for you then I seriously urge you to give this book a chance.

I discussed Seas of Snow on my YouTube channel (plug plug plug) but I also discuss many other books on there so feel free to check it out!


If you've read Seas of Snow, let me know what you think of it, I'd love to know your opinions.

Till next time,

Bye for now,

Rosy xx
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  1. I am looking for a good book to read - so will definitely check it out.

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  2. Thanks for the review and great video as well!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  3. I'd love to do a lot more reading than I'm doing now!

    Thanks for the review! I like how you also speak about the author,and not just the characters and the story line.

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  4. Great video Rosy. I enjoyed reading this review.

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  5. I haven't read a book in so long due to my A Levels but I definitely need to give this one a go when I get the chance - great review!

    Maddie x

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  6. This sounds like such an interesting book -- I think I'm totally going to add it to my book club's reads! Thanks for the recommendation :)

    xo,

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  7. This books sound so compelling just based on your descriptions alone. I'm all for a good genre defying read. You look super cute with your glasses btw ;D

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    1. Thank you so much Rowena :)

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  8. Your review got me curious about the book! I might have to give it a try this weekend :). Wishing you a lovely day! xx

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  9. I'm really intrigued by this book after your post and video, it definitely sounds like a must :) I like how the author isn't frightened to be raw and get into the mindset of the characters, and it sounds interesting what with the 1950s setting and the modern day. It's brilliant it doesn't have a set genre. Definitely sounds like a real gem of a read. As always a compelling review lovely <3

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    1. It was such an interesting book, definitely one of the best things I've read this year.

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  10. I like a book like that! It sounds like it challenges your mind and takes you on an adventure, stirring all kinds of thoughts.
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    1. It really does, it was such a rollercoaster.

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  11. Ummm.. if you were trying to get me to purchase a book, you did it with that description. I’m so curious now, I think I might just have to get it!

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  13. Sounds like Seas of Snow is a page turner. I’m always game for curling up on the couch with a thick blanket and a nice cup of tea. I like books that mess with my head a little and this one looks like it fits the bill. Loving the video :) Pretty cool that you live close to where this book was based

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    1. It really does, and being born and brought up where the book is set really added to it for me.

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  14. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review.

    Gemma x
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  15. Wow this sounds like an interesting read indeed. I've been wanting to find titles that had more complex characters. Something that really sets a writer apart from the masses.

    Sxx
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    1. This book really sets Kerensa apart, she really writes so beautifully :)

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  16. Thanks for the review!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  17. And right about when I was looking for a new interesting book to read! Thanks so much for the recommendation my dear! I see if I can order it online :)
    Have a great day!
    xoxo
    Stella
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      Rosy xx

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  18. Your point about the book representing evil as truly evil sounds super appealing, so many authors stop short of delivering that... 'grit' (for want of a better word!). Great book review as always Rosy :)

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    1. Yes! It's definitely the grittiness that Is missing from a lot of books, I'm so glad you came up with the word for me haha.

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  19. Sounds like a very powerful read. I may have to consider it!! Thanks for the detailed review. :)

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    Christina
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  20. This sounds so good! May add it to my reading list x
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  21. I love the way you described this book, I love a book which is so well written it makes you feel so confused and like 'how do I feel about this'!

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    1. It definitely pushes the boundaries in a good way :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing this book. I might have to suggest it to my book club. Awesome review!

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  23. This really does sound like a good read, I loved your review! :)

    Jade x

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  24. I may have to suggest this to our book club!!
    And I know it's all about the book, but I also love your flat lay---what a great way to use the Scrabble game!
    Jodie
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    1. Thank you :) I do love a bit of scrabble tile action haha.

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  25. Sounds like an interesting read! I am currently reading Fred Cook's book and it's pretty good!

    Natalie Gennaoui

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    1. I've not heard of that one :)

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  27. This book sounds really interesting! I rarely read tbh but I just started reading a rom chick flick kind of book recently to try get into reading more x

    S x
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  28. Thank you for the review :)
    Have a nice day,
    Natallia
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  29. This was a great review. I never read this book before, but I like how some authors do play with the psychological aspect. I always found that fascinating :)
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    1. I do too, I like an author that goes that extra mile :)

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  30. I'm always looking for new books to read, and you always have such good suggestions! Also, your descriptions are "dripping with floral imagery" themselves, and I can smell it ;)
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  31. Great selection!
    Have a nice week!
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  32. I haven't read anything in a month as I'm looking for something with substance. This book sounds amazing and I loved your review, you've got such a great tone. Subbing on Youtube :)

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  33. This sounds like a really interesting read, I like books that perhaps answer some of the deeper questions because it really makes you think :) xx

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    1. Same here, and they're always the ones that stay with you.

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  34. I haven't heard about this book, thanks for reviewing it!

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  35. Oh wow, this sounds like a great read! I love books that explore things that you'd never really read about normally. Also have to say that you write so well <3

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  36. Nice! Sounds like a good read! :)

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  37. This book sounds like it really gets you thinking and I love when books do that! Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! I have never heard of it prior to this.

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  38. This book sounds great. I love the way you described it. Have a great day <3
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  39. This sounds gorgeous, secrets and depravity are exactly what I look for in a book! It sounds pretty engrossing, thank you for sharing! Xx

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  40. Seems like a good book, thanks for the thorough review.

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  41. I never heard about it until now! I think I would like it :)
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  42. Sounds interesting and I really like the cover of it.
    Have a happy summer!

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  43. I am such a book worm and aiming to read a book a week thanks to my 50 books in a year challenge so I love a good book review! Seas of Snow is definitely going on my list, I absoloutely love how you've described it - and without giving anything away either!

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    1. Yey I'm so glad you enjoyed my review, I'm on a reading challenge too, I need to read 5 books a month to hit target.

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  44. I'm looking for new books to add to my list this month. I need to check this one out.

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  45. I'm going away to Austria next week, and I wanted to bring some books to read. I'm going to check this one out, thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  46. Great review! x
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  47. Lovely post

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  48. I love authors who aren't afraid to examine all the quirks (good and bad!) about human behavior- this sounds like a book I'd enjoy!

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  49. Sounds and looks really fab! Thanks for sharing!!

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  50. this sounds awesome. thanks for sharing :) Currently reading Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwa. He's so entertaining to read.

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    1. I've not heard of that one, I'll have to look it up :)

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  51. It sounds quite intriguing...which I like :) xxx

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