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Thorns (The Frost Chronicles Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Kate Avery Ellison
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Lia Weaver went against everything she’d ever known when she risked her life to help a Farther fugitive named Gabe escape from the Aeralian soldiers, and her life changed forever. And the Frost changed, too—the Farthers have taken over her village, a new group of vigilantes calling themselves the Blackcoats are making plans to overthrow the Farther occupiers, and the Thorns are seeking for her to join them.

Lia seeks to fight back against the evil and injustice that has swallowed up her home, but danger lurks at every turn. The monsters that dwell in the deepest regions of the Frost are growing bolder and more dangerous every day, a Farther noble takes up residence in the village on a mysterious mission, and Lia discovers even more secrets embedded in her past.

As the frozen world of the Frost grows even more perilous, can Lia survive?

Product Details

  • File Size: 998 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kate Avery Ellison (September 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096SGZ38
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,973 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid sequel for this riveting story... September 29, 2012
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I'm surprised there are no reviews for this yet, as "The Frost Chronicles" is really engaging and a cut above many of the dystopian YA novels out at the moment. I read both Frost and Thorns in the span of a day, and while that's not unusual for me, it's definitely been a while since such a series has left an impression on me!

The world Ellison has crafted is mysterious and beautiful--she hasn't just fallen back on the "Oh, we're in the ruins of [insert major U.S. city here]" lazy world-building that seems to dominate this genre. While the underlying theme may not be terribly original, its presentation feels very unique and lets the story stand on its own. The characters are all multidimensional and relatable. Lia's far from perfect (despite her new paramour's protestations to the contrary...) but her devotion to her siblings despite her frustrations with them makes for a sympathetic and fundamentally likeable heroine.

Ellison is a very articulate writer, and her prose is mature enough that I almost hesitate to categorize this as YA. Almost... the drawn out constantly hinted at--but never addressed until the end--romance of the second book occasionally exasperated me. Especially compared to the much more subtle romance in the first novel. There is a far more fascinating plot to be found in the political intrigues working their way up to the Frost and the rapidly-encroaching military rule. In contrast to that, the over-wrought exchanges between Lia and Adam just seem needlessly added in to provide the obligatory love triangle. I like romance as much as the next person, but I definitely would've liked to see more action with the actual plot in this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This series is a winner! November 5, 2012
By Hayley
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First I must tell you that I'm 62 years old and have been an avid reader all my life. I have read quite a few "end of the world" books lately and agree with some who say that they seem to run along the same line most of the time. Strong girl who doesn't know she has power that saves the world. I got interested in this type of book after reading Hunger Games. The Frost Chronicles are not the usual strong girl with powers. She is strong when it comes to her brother and sister and has a strong sense of right and wrong. She wants to help people who have been under the control of a horrible government and is not aware at first that the government that she lives under is just as horrible in it's own way. She meets a boy that she falls in love with but they can't stay together and she saves him in Frost. This book is the second in the series and talks of the changes in her life and a new..... well I won't go there. You'll just have to read it. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book 2 December 25, 2012
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very good #2..... i liked the exploration of the new characters and the other siblings..still want to know where that portal goes
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorns (The Frost Chronicles #2) February 25, 2014
With the love of her life gone Lia strives to carry on with her parent's legacy of the Thorns. She still has her doubts about the organization but with the growing oppression of the Farthers and her growing bond with Adam it is the best way for her and her family to survive.

I really liked Lia in this one. She seemed to grow as a person and I really liked her relationship with Adam. I also really liked how the story is progressing. The unraveling of the secrets is interesting and the storyline is really unique. All I kept thinking was that I wanted to give Ivy a Gibb's NCIS slap over the back of her head.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another shockingly good book April 1, 2014
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this series is without a doubt one of the better dystopian society examples that has recently pervaded the YA genre. Ellison takes a rather simple idea and fills these short books with tons of imagery and descriptive language, a very thorough and enjoyable plot, and immensely relatable characters. I'm hooked!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!! March 14, 2014
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I stayed up all night to finish this book. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book. totally recommend this book series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good story May 14, 2013
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Same as the other books in this series: Not the deepest, most complex, or life altering book by any means, but a good story that I read all the way through. It could do with a little more character development. The main character is a little inconsistent in some ways...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Susan
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I really like this concept and where the story was going - building in complexity as the characters' world view grows. However the simple (and predictable) dialogue and superficial exploration of the characters makes me feel as though it's incomplete. Perhaps a good teen novel but not for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Frost
I didn't find this book as enjoyable as the first one, although it still kept up a good pace and developed the story further in an interesting way. Read more
Published 2 days ago by L. Stringer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this series!!
Okay as soon as I finish this review I am on to book 3 so this is going to be very short! I love this series the writing is just so great! Read more
Published 1 month ago by knbarbknecht
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the first one; could not put this one down. On to the third!
Published 2 months ago by KNBS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this series. I can't wait to read the rest of series. It has completely captivated me 💘
Published 3 months ago by pamcnkc
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this series
I love this series! If you like the hunger games and the divergent series, then you'll most likely like this one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Crystal Homicz
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this sequel
I really enjoyed this sequel. I was suprised Ann was a thorn. I really want to read the next book in the series. poor ivy was still in trouble. Read more
Published 4 months ago by natalie
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorns
They always say the second book in a series is the hardest to write. If it was, it didn't show with this one. Ms Ellison did a FANTASTIC job and nailed it. I loved Thorns! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kendra Waldriff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by Lillian P. Sierra
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved this book and the story line is so good can't wait to read the next book
Published 5 months ago by Rachaeldorr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a good read
Published 6 months ago by Mary Y. Gibson
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