Frozen novel to have both Hans and Anna’s point of view
With so much on Disney’s plate regarding Frozen, what with a short animation story, titled Frozen Fever, to appear before the live-action version of Disney’s Cinderella and a Frozen Broadway show in development (and possibly even a Frozen sequel way down the line), as well as all the merchandise (costumes, soundtrack, toys, dolls, lunchboxes, picture books, etc.) the mega-company has managed to deliver, you’d think that Disney wouldn’t be able to figure out more ways to saturate our lives with the lovable characters of Arendelle.
Alas, they have. At least, they will in the Young Adults section of your local bookstore.
To be honest, I have yet to really tire of the songs from Frozen, or the movie itself. It’s still a wonderful story and hits all the right notes for a family film. But as it’s a film geared towards family and sisterly bonds and catchy songs, there was little room to explore deeper the relationships between that of the other characters.
Hence, according to Stitch Kingdom, we now have A Frozen Heart, written by Elizabeth Rudnick. Here is the official description:
Love is an open door. Or so Anna believed when she first met a handsome prince name Hans. A Frozen Heart tells the story of a lonely young woman who has been shut away from the world for most of her life. Her parents are dead, and her sister-the only person who might show her an ounce of love-is cold and distant. No wonder she jumps at the chance for love and companionship with a dashing stranger. But as Hans’ veneer of kindness melts away, Anna finds the love she was searching for all along from her sister Elsa. Told in alternating chapters from both Anna’s and Hans’ perspectives, A Frozen Heart delves into the couple’s failed romance, exploring their backstories, motivations, and ultimate separation.
I have to admit, this is intriguing considering the idea of focusing more on this ill-paired couple than the one of the blossoming relationship of Kristoff and Anna. I suppose no one wants to mess with that, because for the most part, after the ending of Frozen, one can only presume that Kristoff and Anna will eventually have their HEA. But Hans and Anna… well, let’s just say that YA is just the right genre to put this story in, as any YA reader knows – not all couples get their Happily Ever After.