Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book Review: Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow

Bitter Frost

Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow
Publisher: The EDGE
Publish Date: June 1, 2010
Paperback, 240 pages
Young Adult

My Review:
Why I read this:  I read an earlier book by Kailin Gow (The Phantom Diaries) and the cover of this one captivated me.

How is the novel driven:  Action primarily with some good character development.

My thoughts: An interesting book, but be prepared for a cliffhanger ending.  The next in the series just came out last month so it's ready to be read - I suggest you have it handy - I'm going to have to get it soon.

I really enjoyed this fairy story.  Brenna is an interesting character.  She has had dreams for years of dancing with another boy and she feels like she has led a different life, but nothing seems different until her 16th birthday.  I like how she interacts with Kian and Logan.  I like Kian and Logan as characters as well.

Brenna's journey into Feyland is eventful and I liked watchcing the adventure and danger as it unfolded.  I enjoyed getting to know Logan and Kian and the situation that makes the love triangle of sorts.  Ms. Gow writes a variation on the fairy-story so this doesn't feel like the same old story (and I have read a lot of fairy stories lately).

The book reads quickly and the conclusion while a cliffhanger is really good.  I can't wait to read the next book - Forever Frost and will look forward to the conclusion of the series Silver Frost next year.

My Rating: 4.0/5.0

About the Book:
All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don t see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.

Book 1 of the Frost Series
Book 2: Forever Frost - September 2010
Book 3: Silver Frost - 2011

About the Author:
Kailin Gow is a bestselling author of young adult books. Her books have been recommended by the Parent Teachers Association, PBS Kids, The Alliance for Mental Health, homeschooling associations, and best teen books list. Kailin Gow has traveled extensively including a visit to Romania and Dracula's castle. An authority on youth culture and women's issues, she has mentored teen girls in areas of growth, relationships, and self-esteem development.

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Trailer for Bitter Frost

FTC Information: I received this book through Traveling ARC Tours for review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.


justpeachy36 said...

I love the cover on this one, those blue lips, just captivate...

Great review! I definitely want to read this one now...

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