- File Size: 1172 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
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- Publisher: Kate Avery Ellison (September 5, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 5, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0096SGZ38
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- Lending: Enabled
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- #228 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
- #256 in Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
- #495 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
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- Book 2 of 5 in The Frost Chronicles (5 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Of course every book has flaws. The Frost books had a few typos, and the fourth book had a couple of minor inconsistencies with the rest of the series. (Example: a book referred to as The Winter Parables in the other books was called The Snow Parables in book four. Not a huge deal.) The author kept mixing up peak/peek and, more commonly, pour/pore. The first book got a bit sensuous, but that actually faded out for the most part. (Not the romance - definitely not! - but the toeing-the-line-between-okay-and-not.) There was one random curse word in one book, which I think just missed editing. (Today's cursing didn't really fit the story world.) Other than that, though, the writing was spotless. Glorious vocabulary, a perfect blend of showing and telling, a strongly designed story world, unique and individual characters...
Speaking of characters, they're basically the heart of these books, and most definitely the best part(s). Whether you like a person or not, you come to love the author's brilliant depth and voice for each unique person, no matter how small their role. Who can Lia trust? Why is he acting like that? What does she want? Everything comes down to motivation, just as it should, and the motivations here are not lacking.
There is a love triangle that develops a little less than halfway into the series... but oh, how beautifully it was written.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Being a lover of the Hunger Games series and fantasy books in general I felt this book had a new look on society with magic and technology and monsters. A must readPublished 1 month ago by Rebekah G
Love this series. The descriptions give enough details for me to imagine what things look like. I am almost transported there.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Dukes
This second book in the Frost Chronicles was just as good as the first. I liked the romance in the first book, but I ended up liking the romance that begins to develop in Thorns... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tammie Causey
Very good series as long as you can handle love triangles!Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished 11 months ago by L. Stringer
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 morePublished 13 months ago by knbarbknecht
Loved the first one; could not put this one down. On to the third!Published 13 months ago by s.o.w.a
Love this series. I can't wait to read the rest of series. It has completely captivated me 💘Published 14 months ago by pamcnkc
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