Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface, she is an Arendellian village girl, an aspiring inventor, and the best friend of Prince Agnarr, but she is also secretly Northuldra. Ever since the day the forest fell, Arendellians have despised and distrusted Northuldra with a vengeance. No matter that the Northuldra-along with some of Arendelle's own-have been trapped in the Enchanted Forest behind an impenetrable wall of mist since the day of the battle. Iduna doesn't know why the mist refuses to part, or why it descended to begin with. The only clear thing is that she must keep her identity from everyone, even Agnarr. Her life depends on it. Fortunately for her, Agnarr doesn't know that Iduna is the Northuldra girl he saw seemingly flying on a gust of wind all those years ago, the day of the celebration turned disaster. The day Agnarr lost his father, the king. The day Agnarr himself almost died. What Agnarr does know is that Iduna is a true ally in the face of his royal responsibilities and the expectations of an overbearing council and a well-meaning regent who will rule in Agnarr's place until he turns twenty-one and assumes the Arendellian throne. As Iduna and Agnarr grow ever closer, however, friendship is no longer enough. If only falling for each other didn't mean risking their futures: Iduna's as a hidden-in-plain-sight citizen of Arendelle, and Agnarr's as imminent king. But for a chance at true love, the risk might be worth taking
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I really enjoyed watching them fall in love, and as fans of Frozen will know, their ending is not entirely happy. This book definitely kept my attention, and I appreciated seeing both Iduna and Agnarr's points-of-view. Together, they are so perfect, and their love is conveyed through every page. Although the brunt of the story takes place when they are teens and falling in love, I really enjoyed that the book includes scenes from when they first met, and scenes of their lives following - up until their stories tragically ended, though still happy in love.
This book felt appropriate for young YA audiences and would be great for older MG readers as well. This story really breathes life into these two characters in a way that I really enjoyed. This adds a whole new element to the series, and I loved being adjacent to the story we know from the movies, while also experiencing some new characters. The strength of their connection and love is beautiful to see.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book for fans of the Frozen movies - this book contains many of the same themes of fear of people who are different (the Northuldra people), political intrigue, the difficulty of being true to yourself, and, above all, the importance of love.