This ‘Frozen’ Spinoff Book Sounds an Awful Lot Like ‘Gone Girl’
We’re still patiently awaiting confirmation of that ‘Frozen’ sequel, but until then, we’ll have something else to look forward to in addition to the ‘Frozen Fever’ short hitting theaters in the spring: A new ‘Frozen’ spinoff book which focuses on the troubled relationship between Anna and Hans, the nefarious charmer who tricks Anna into marrying him and then, you know, tries to kill her. The book is called ‘A Frozen Heart’ (which sounds like the name of a tween goth-pop band) and based on the description, this thing seems pretty similar to ‘Gone Girl.’
According to the website Stitch Kingdom, ‘A Frozen Heart’ is a YA novel which will be published by Disney Press and tells a dark story of love, manipulation, and betrayal—it’s also told in chapters that alternate between the perspectives of Anna and Hans. Based on the themes explored in the book along with using alternating perspectives as a narrative device, ‘A Frozen Heart’ sounds an awful lot like another hugely popular property: ‘Gone Girl.’ The Gillian Flynn novel on which that film was based also employed alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of both Amy and her husband, Nick, while contemplating similar ideas about manipulation and marriage.
Here’s the official synopsis for ‘A Frozen Heart’:
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.
What happens when you combine the most popular animated film of all time with one of the most popular films of 2014? This book has the potential to be a pretty big deal. ‘A Frozen Heart’ will hit shelves on May 26, 2015, just a couple of months after ‘Frozen Fever’ makes its debut on the big screen.