Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

Goodreads Rating: 3.31
Release Date: August 22nd, 2013
Pages: 304
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Read on: March 5th, 2017

On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating on the edge of her consciousness. Something followed them from Russia.Thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric adopted baby Tatty, their pretty, black-haired Rapunzel, from the Pokrovka Orphanage #2. Now, at fifteen, Tatiana is more beautiful than ever - and disturbingly erratic. As a blizzard rages outside, Holly and Tatiana are alone.  With each passing hour, Tatiana’s mood darkens, and her behaviour becomes increasingly frightening, until Holly finds  she no longer recognizes her daughter.

This book was an incredibly interesting and, not to mention, freaky read. It's easy to say that this book will keep you guessing for almost the entirety of this book. Right when you think you've got it figured out, you never will have the right answer unless you are a mastermind guesser.

This novel follows the lives of Holly and Eric and their adopted daughter Tatiana. This couple went to Russia years ago to adopt their daughter and haven't had problems since. Until Holly wakes up on Christmas morning with the fear that something had followed them home from Russia. 

At the beginning of the novel Holly and Tatiana are left home alone, awaiting the arrival of their family for their annual Christmas dinner. As you can probably already assume, a lot of stuff goes down in the time that Holly and Tatiana are home together.

This book was a rollercoaster; I bought it with hopes that it'd keep me entertained for a little while for when I'm looking to read a shorter novel (despite it being longer than I thought it would be), but it exceeded my expectations. 

You are met with suspense and horror throughout this novel; and the constant inclusion of flashbacks to the days of adopting Tatiana give you a good change of scenery. 

All in all, this book is a great novel for a rainy day where all you feel like doing is laying in bed (or on the couch) and reading a quick novel. Despite the amount of pages in the book it really is a quick read due to the pages having a larger font and huge margins. 

I bought this book in the 3 for $10 section in Chapters (great deal!) so I would highly recommend checking that out before you dish out $10+ dollars on this book. It's a great find for when you're on a budget, yet want to read something intriguing. 

Book Rating: 3/5
Cover Rating: 5/5 (really though, how beautiful is that cover!!)



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