This week’s musing asks…
Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?
Yes... I picked it up and read it one sitting. It was Alice Hoffman's The Ice Queen. I've read mixed reviews of this novel, but I absolutely adored it, and after turning that last page, I sat there for a few minutes, silent and in awe. Every time someone asks me what my favorite book is, I can never pick just one, but The Ice Queen always makes it to my list.
... a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.
Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning.
She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him, he is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets--what turned one to ice and the other to fire.
A magical story of passion, loss, and renewal, The Ice Queen is Alice Hoffman at her electrifying best.
I think I stumbled upon it on one of my many trips to Barnes and Noble, one of the two bookstores that existed in my town. I was lucky to find it among the rows and rows of books, and I'd recommend it to anyone who hasn't had the privilege to read it.
Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~