Rose has always been different.
Since the day she was born, it was clear she had a special fate. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose’s birth a secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home… but she can’t suppress Rose’s true nature forever.
So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose to come away with it–in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family–she readily agrees.
Rose travels on the bear’s broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart– and finds her purpose–and realizes her journey has only just begun.
I really liked this book! First because it is told in multiple perspectives and the chapters were so short which made me feel like I was reading a lot faster. It’s a little bit like beauty and the beast, but its got a lot more magic and trolls which was exiting.
It felt like being on a complete journey with Rose from birth. We get family secrets and a huge adventure that kept me wanting more. You get to know the characters very well, and the world building was so amazing.
My only complaint is that it start out incredibly slow in the beginning. It wasn’t info dumpy, but they really took a lot of time showing you the whole beginning of her life and the world she lives in.
If you enjoy books that follow a journey, contain magical curses and evil troll queens then you will probably like East.
Thanks for reading 🙂