Frost by Kate Avery Ellison
Release Date: April 2012
Genre: Dystopian, Adventure, Thriller, Suspense, Drama
Source: AToMR Tours
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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?
Upon reading the synopsis for Frost I was intrigued and excited to read what sounded like a great new dystopian. Kate Avery Ellison held strong, her writing and wonderful world building has earned her a place on my top authors list. Frost completely captivated me and had me turning pages faster than my brain could catch up. This story is heartbreaking, inspiring, and haunting. I loved it, I absolutely positively enjoyed every breathtaking and suspenseful moment. It's a bone chilling and eerie book that features a nasty monster that now infests my nightmares.
In a frozen world Lia lives and survives but is suffering from an unimaginable loss and new responsibility. After her parents accident she has become head of household and guardian to her brother and sister. A role that many would resent, Lia embraces the challenge and is strong for her siblings.
A lot of events unfold in the story, secrets and revelations change Lia's world as she opens up her mind beyond what she's always known. Lia is a brave character who personifies strength. She didn't start out that way though, throughout the book she goes from a naive and insecure girl to one undaunted heroine. I remember feeling distant and shut out by Lia's thoughts in the beginning of the book, she seemed cold. But, by the end of the book she has opened up so much.
My favorite character, which is always a surprise when I recall the events of any story, but the character I liked most was Adam. I'm not going to go into detail about him but read the book because he's fascinating (at least to me). There's more to him than the other secondary characters, from the beginning I knew he was up to something. His mysterious nature has drawn me in, I need to know his story and more about him. Kate does a wonderful job connecting the reader to the book, making it a detailed read that allows anyone reading to picture not only the vivid setting but the one of a kind characters as well.
The romance that the author creates is perfect. Heartbreaking and breathtaking all at once. I'm really looking forward to Thorns, the next book in the series, to continue this nail-biting adventure. Frost is an all around Impressive tale stocked with action and romance. If you are a fan of strong heroines, dystopian settings, as well as creepy and calculated plots then this is definitely the book to check out.
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