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Title: Frost (The Frost Chronicles, #1)
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
Release Date: 18 April 2012
Pages: 206 (eARC)
Living in the village of Iceliss is a day to day chore and to get the weekly supplies of salt, sugar and grain, all of the villagers contribute towards increasing the overall productivity. Lia’s family spin yarn and it has been difficult to meet the quota ever since their parents were killed by the merciless Watchers. With a crippled brother, John and a younger sister, Ivy, who likes to wander on her own; Lia now has to shoulder all the responsibility.
Lia fears for her and her siblings’ life every waking moment, unable to sleep at times because the Watchers might be close. Their farm is located at the outskirts of Iceliss, near the forest and the Watchers. So it doesn’t really help when Ivy insists on helping a wounded and dying Farther.
Farthers are the other enemies of the people of the Frost who live in the village of Aeralis, a far more advanced society than the Frost. But there the soldiers roam freely, killing the innocents mercilessly on the slightest of disobediences. Wrongly accused as a fugitive, the Farther Gabe, was rescued by a member of the Thorns. Thorns are a secret group who help the Farthers escape the wrath of the soldiers.
Will Lia’s family be caught or will Gabe escape safely? And what is it that Lia feels when Gabe is near that she doesn’t feel with Cole? Why does Adam Brewer seems to be staring at her hard forcing her to recognize something? Is Anna, her best friend and the daughter of the Mayor, hiding something? Lia is beginning to wonder what is real anymore.
Frost drew me in and I loved every second of it. I was pulled into the story from the first sentence. As a lover of winter, the world building of the Frost is done brilliantly by Kate. The secondary characters had depth and a story to tell of their own. I liked Gabe’s tenacious will and found Lia to be a very admirable character; strong-willed yet humble. I would highly recommend Frost to the readers of young adult dystopia.
“There could be no weakness here in the Frost, where we clung to life between the mountains as desperately as a drowning man clings to a stone.”
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Oooohhh… It's a world of winter? So cool! Awesome review! 😀
So far, I like Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 🙂
AWESOMESAUCE REVIEW!! I am so intrigued by this book! Added to my TBR list! Oh and thank you for stopping by my blog!
My latest Obsession would be…just like Fara…Obsidian! I LOVE DAEMON! ;p HOTTIE! 😀
Btw…I am a new follower! 😀
I always have a problem with this question. I cannot pick just one. This sounds good. I'm in.
Ron C. Nieto says
Pretty! I like Winter too. I've been seeing this title around lately and I think I just might have to read it… I've never been much of a dystopian fan, but it sounds like this time it's mixed in with enough fantasy to make it just perfect.
The only fear I have is that I love the name Cole… I'm afraid I'll be on his team! 😉
Thanks for the great review, as always!
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My favorite book is Harry Potter.
Ligeia Ahgony says
I cannot pick just one. I love On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis.
I can totally see the barren winterland in my head already, can't wait to read this! good review1 new follower!
Nickle love says
Well, my favorite book/s is the Harry Potter series. But aside from that, this year I read Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca and loved it.
My favorite book is always changing, but I really love the Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite book? I don't think I can pick just one. There are so many that I love. I guess my favorite series would be Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews.
I can't pick just one. This question, along with favorite authors, is one I just cannot answer.