Wednesday, July 25, 2012

[Review] Frost by Kate Avery Ellison + G!veaway

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by Kate Avery Ellison
Series: The Frost Chronicles #1
Published: April 18th 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Source: Author
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy


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?
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Frost is a fun read however it was really short, I finished the novel asking for more.

I was really amused and appalled with this short novel. I never really knew what to expect before reading this one but it left me hanging for more. The story was quite new to me though some part are predictable enough for me to form a conclusion.

Frost and it's premise is a breath of fresh air for me. I have never read anything like it before but like I said some parts are predictable enough. The story starts of with Lia Weaver and her siblings who lost their parents in an early age. With the threat of the monsters that looms around their village and the responsibility of taking care of her siblings and with the threat of the "Farthers" Lia finds herself saving the enemy.

Lia is a very strong character, to have lost both parents and take care of your siblings is a great responsibility to own and I think Lia did a great job with that. As a female character I think she showed that she can be strong and vulnerable enough though with lack of judgement sometimes she follows what she think was right. She decided to save the "Farther" even if he was a threat to them. I find it noble and very stupid though if I have been in her situation I would do the same. Gabe is a one of the "Farthers" and I find his character very trust worthy even if Lia has doubted it at first. I think his character was very essential to the story because it won't really progress with out him. His character made Lia questioned what really happened to her parents, made her doubt if she's doing the right thing of helping Gabe.

The conclusion of the story was very sad but I really feel there's something more to it. For the nth time I was asking for more. I really want to know what happens next, the ending was thrilling and very mysterious. Things has not been explained properly. I think the next novel Thorns would answer it. I really can't wait to read the next.

Coverwise I really like it, it lives up to it's title with it's blue green hue that represents the frost. And the cover model I presume is Lia. I think the way her eyes was not included is very effective for the cover, I think it adds mystery to it.

Overall this book was a great short read, if you are looking for something to read and wants mystery along with a little romance in it this book will never fail. The story was progressive and is very effective for me, I was hanging till the end but left me want for more! I hope that the second book would bring answers and I hope they continue the romance that was cut short.


I got this book from the author in participation of the blog tour it has no way affected my review of the book.

About the Author

Kate Avery Ellison loves long walks, late night phone calls, and reading while it rains. She thinks ice cream cake is the perfect combination and she has a love/hate relationship with the sultry climate of her hometown, Atlanta. FROST, her third book, is a YA fantasy/dystopian tale of love, sacrifice, and suspense.
Connect with Kate on her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads



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  1. My favorite book - this is a tough one but it may be "The Stand" or "It" by Stephen King. Would love to win - thanks for the giveaway!

  2. My favourite book so far is Vampire Academy. Can't get enough of Rose and Dimitri! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. That's a tough one, but I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Okay for Now, Thornbirds. Man I could go on and on

  4. Love the Alexa Montgomery Sage ;-)

  5. Whoa, great review! I keep hearing great things about this one. The only part about it that sounds frustrating is the wanting more!

  6. At the moment, my favorite book is The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke! :o)

  7. Wow! Great review! I haven't really been paying attention to this book. But now that's changed. :)

  8. How about favorite series...narrowing it down to book is just impossible? One of my favorite series is BDB.

    Thanks so much!

  9. Yes, I admired Lia for being such a strong character in the book. Can't wait to read Thorns and the mystery surrounding them as I can guess from the title.

    Frost review is up on my blog tomorrow!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  10. Hmmm favorite book.... that is a very hard question to answer... I read so much that it is kind of constantly changing.... Some of my current favorites are: Eden by Keary Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  11. This book got my attention! Thanks to your review. As for my favorite book? I just finished reading This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers, this book is wickedly awesome. Thanks for the chance to win


  12. The cover looks amazing and am so glad you liked it :D

  13. I've heard nothing but awesome things about this book! I'm glad that you liked it because I will definitely be checking it out now~!


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