My husband and I both read this book and neither of us could decide if it was a two or three angel book. Since I have to decide right now I would say it's probably a lower three. It's close to the top of my favorite books list, it's just not the very top. The story was based on the fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon." It was enchanting, captivating, and beautifully written. The story could have been longer with more detail at the end of the book because I wanted to know more. I cared about the characters and the story and really wanted to understand everything. I hope Jessica writes a prequel to the book, telling about the Lass's brother's journey.
The Lass's mother refuses to name her at birth, putting the Lass in jepoardy of being taken by the evil things of the world. At home the Lass is ignored and given the chores nobody wants. But when the Lass rescues a mythical white reindeer, the reindeer gives her a gift - a secret name and the ability to speak with animals. When an enchanted isbjorn breaks into the Lass's home and finds he can communicate with the Lass, he asks her to live at his castle for a year and a day. The Lass accepts and returns with the isbjorn to an enchanted ice castle in the far north. On her second night in the castle, something or someone begins to share her bed. Her curiosity grows to much for her, and she devises a plan to uncover the mysterious man. Her actions force her to take a grueling journey on the back of the four winds. The Lass must find the troll queen's palace before she loses the man she didn't know she loved.