Wednesday, May 2, 2012
BOOK THOUGHTS: Frost by Kate Avery Ellison!
Frost by Kate Avery Ellison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is going to be on my list for best books of 2012
I absolutely loved this book and it was unique and beautifully written. I stayed up till around 5 in the morning reading the last few chapters of this book and let me just say that this will enthrall you. It will compel you to read it and devour it. The atmosphere Kate created was beautiful yet depressing and I enjoyed every bit of it. And the creatures (Watchers) holy crap, did I love them.
Lia Weaver is our main protagonist and she's very likable. She's not a mary-sue and I think she is a strong, well put together girl for her age and I adore her. She has sacrificed her life for her family and I couldn't love her character more. Gabe (the love interest) is not thrown in your face like most love interests in YA fiction. He was gradually brought in and it took a bit for the feelings to spark and bloom. The romance was NOT the main deal in this story, so don't expect a twilight-esque I'll die for you, even though I've only known you two days type of romance. It was perfectly executed and I envy Kate, as a writer, for that.
Frost takes place in a dystopian future where there are cities and villages with their own ways of life. Lia lives in the Frost, which is a village where it snows constantly and it's cold as hell. The setting was beautiful and creepy. I loved the way the characters spoke. Forgive me, but I don't know what era they spoke like but it was close to the late 1800s. They dressed very Little House on the Prairie like and the village reminded me of it in a way. The city of Aeralis that sits just out of the village is more technology based, while in the frost they know nothing really of gadgets and big technology. It was an odd and unique tale and it had action, suspense, romance, drama, and MONSTERS!
Read it for yourself and I hope you enjoy it like I did.
Kate, I cannot wait for book 2 in the series.
You are a wonderful writer and I adored FROST.
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