"... this moving, inspiring, often achingly beautiful novel is ultimately satisfying; and, in addition, leaves the reader with a great deal to think about. ... Jaime Burnet refuses to soft-sell or downplay her dedication to social justice. But though her message is clear, she never lectures us. Crocuses Hatch From Snow is an ambitious and deeply humane work of fiction, one that envisions and champions something that every level-headed, empathetic human being must surely want: a more equitable society for ourselves and all future generations."
The Miramichi Reader
"Driven by passion and resistance, Jaime Burnet's goal is commendable and her ambition makes her a writer to watch."
"This moving, courageous portrait of coming of age in Halifax's North End provides an authentic, living depiction of marginalized communities. Challenging the city's racist past and present and its entrenched social strata, Burnet writes from the heart about diversity, revealing with an arresting intimacy how the lives and experiences of characters outside the cultural mainstream intersect. Her finely-honed, poetic prose gives the story's mix of toughness and tenderness a potent honesty and immediacy. Her young protagonist is exquisitely drawn - we feel Ada's hopes, anger, frustration and disappointment as she explores her identity in the LGBTQ2 community. This powerful novel of contemporary Halifax takes us inside realities many of us only know from the outside, and tells a universal story about community and the triumphs of marginalized individuals who survive forces that would defeat them."
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Jury