Book of the Week: North Child by Edith Pattou


Title: North Child

Author: Edith Pattou

Stars: 4.5 out of 5

Fantasy, fairytale

Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun and west of the moon to reclaim it.

Favourite Quote: “And telling a story, I suppose, is like winding a skein of spun yarn- you sometimes lose track of the beginning.

This was a very exciting book. I think it's a retelling of the fairytale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, which I've never read before.

This story is very different, I couldn't put it down. It was one of those books that you just have to keep reading.

I love rewritten fairy-tales and I would definitely recommend this book. It's well worth a read.

Have you read North Child? What should I read next?

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  1. I should totally try this book, great post Sophie! Have you read the Kane Chronicles?

    1. I did! They're some of my favourite novels.

  2. I'll definitely have to read this. I love the book of the week posts you've been doing - they're really good!
    I've also nominated you for the Blogger Recognition award. I hope you don't mind :)
    Also, I love your new blog design. It looks really professional :)
    Charlie xx

    1. I hope you enjoy it. It's one of the best books I've read recently.
      Thank you so much! I will have to do that soon.

  3. I've never read this book, but I know I love fairy tale retellings... I'm definitely going to have to check this one out!

    1. I love retold fairy tales as well! Thank you for visiting my blog.