Book Review: Frost (+Giveaway)
Blog :Splash Of Our Worlds
Date: 7/26/2012 9:00:00 PM
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?
Frost Publication Date:
: 194 (ebook)Part of Series:
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I loved the cover, i loved the summary and i loved the title. So i really couldn't say no, on reading it. And here i am, with another self-published book that i really liked!
A rather small and fast pace book which is also really easy to get into it. At start it remind me of Red Riding Hood movie and later a little of the whole "over the wall" from Game of Thrones, but in the end it was something entirely different. I also liked the difference in the scenery with the storms, the snow and everything like that. It gave a darker vibe.
The characters were easily likable. They weren't so special and you won't probably remember them for all of your life, but they match perfectly the story and each one of them has a role to play. They also fit really well together and make sense. Gabe and Lia are easily my favorite. Their actions some time predictable but never making the story boring or anything. The one i didn't like, was Lia's sister. She is young of course, but she seemed so stupid at times. Poor Lia had to do everything!
The story had its surprises (one i didn't see coming at all!), and kept me in from the very start. While it's not that special it has something! Something that when you finish you want to read more. And i really do. I wished for 2 things: 1) for it to be longer and 2) for the characters to had a little more depth and get to know more of them. I really think they are characters, than can make a difference and i would like to know them better :D
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