BLOG TOUR | Blood Red Snow White

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Series: N/A
 Marcus Sedgwick
 young adult, historical fiction
Published: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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It is 1917, and the world is tearing itself to pieces in a dreadful war, but far to the east of the trenches, another battle is breaking out - the Russian Revolution has just begun...  
Blood Red, Snow White captures the mood of this huge moment in history through the adventure of one man who was in the middle of it all; Arthur Ransome, a young British journalist who had first run away to Russia to collect fairy tales.  
Told as three linked novellas, part one captures the days of revolution but retells the story as Russian Fairy Tale, with typical humour and unashamed brutality. Part two is a spy story, set over the course of one evening, as Ransome faces up to his biggest challenge, and part three is a love story, full of tragedy and hope, as every good Russian love story should be.
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The writing style is to die for!

I'm a lover of historical fiction. Blood Red Snow White immediately captured me. It has the same setting as Tsarina minus the fantasy aspect. So while reading through this, I really enjoyed how much I'm aware of certain historical facts and how much Blood Red Snow White gave me more knowledge. But don't worry as the facts aren't really overwhelming. It is well incorporated in stories that's both engaging and compelling.
There never was a story that was happy through and through, and this one is no different. -loc264; eARC
One of the things I absolutely LOVE about Blood Red Snow White is the writing. It captured me. I fell in love with it. Marcus Sedgwick told the story in third person while keeping the reader in the loop. His words are beautiful and descriptive. Even though there are a couple of stories happening, I was never confused. I love how he told an important historical event and made it feel like a fairy tale.

I also like how it involves a real person - Arthur Ransome. Of course I didn't know him at first, I had to do some research after reading the book (yup, this book triggered me to read more on certain historical facts because why not?).

I like how slowly the story progress and how each event are slowly unfolding. Historical fiction is certainly something I never complain even when it progresses slowly simply because it fits the story.

OVERALL, Blood Red Snow White is a recommended historical fiction. It was beautiful writing that immediately captured me, a character that's real and definitely worth knowing, and a story that made me want to know more about Russia and its history! 

~I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

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{ how about you }
What historical period do you want to read? Are there any specific personalities you'd love to read about? Tell me about them and why you want to read about them :)

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Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Heart of Another" - inspired by Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Of his story, Sedgwick says, "This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story. I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along. Poe's story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle." 
He used to play for two bands namely playing the drums for Garrett and as the guitarist in an ABBA tribute group. He has published novels such as Floodland (winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2001) and The Dark Horse (shortlisted for The Guardian Children's Book Award 2002).

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