My review today is part of the blog tour for Frost, the first book in Kate Avery Ellison's The Frost Chronicles. There's a giveaway at the bottom, so make sure you check it out to win a copy of the book!
And you can find the full schedule of tour stops here.
Frost (The Frost Chronicles #1) by Kate Avery Ellison
Release Date ~ April 18, 2012
Review copy received from author for blog tour
In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.
She saves his life.
Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.
But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.
Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?
So Frost was AMAZING - it took my two favourite genres (fantasy and sci fi/dystopian) and came up with ONE awesome book. It's completely entrancing and I adored every minute I spent reading it!
A great blend of two different genres, combined with a fairytale sort of feeling to its writing and story, and a romance you can't help but root for makes for one perfectly enjoyable new series that is sure to be loved by many!
- Fairytale ambiance:
There was something very haunted about Frost- the world Kate had created was creepy and the whole story had such a fairytale & folktale vibe - kind of reminiscent of The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab in some ways actually! Both are positively brilliant books, and utterly enchanting in their dark, twisted sort of way.
- A fast-paced story:
I loved that we didn't get bogged down in world building or unimportant details. Instead, the story moves along quickly and easily holds the reader's interest throughout the entire read. I found myself easily drawn into the story and completely entranced by this fascinating world and the secrets it holds (which are many, yay)!
- Intriguing romance:
While it may have been a TAD too fast for a romance to develop for my taste, I was completely rooting for the two of them. And it sucked knowing that things weren't going to be easy for them as a couple! It's rare that you can find a book where chemistry truly seems to exist between two characters but Frost definitely had it! And to be fair, the whole book is rather quick in terms of development, so it makes sense that the love plot would be the same way.
- Perfect for fantasy fans and sci fi/dystopian readers:
How tricky is it to find a book that appeals to picky readers who may only like one or the other? That's hard to find, and even harder to accomplish when creating a setting for a book. But Kate merges the two flawlessly, in a way that is perfectly appropriate and makes sense.
As part of the blog tour for Frost, 10 readers are going to win an e-book copy of Frost! Good luck, and just fill out the entry form below to win :)
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