I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, the author describes the initial snowstorm as dumping four feet of snow on the area. Four feet. 48" That's a lot of snow. It could absolutely knock out power and shut down roads. But it would also make walking around very difficult. I can suspend disbelief for a lot of things: Protagonist is a witch, fine. Mysterious, magical, malevolent woods, sure. Boy survives for two weeks in the enchanted forest after a severe winter storm, okay. Characters wander around from location to location despite more than four feet of snow? Nope.
In other news, started a class on balancing exposition and reflection in nonfiction writing, spent an afternoon learning how to grow oyster mushrooms, saw author Colleen Oakley.