Author: E. Latimer
Published by: Patchwork Press
Released: August 25, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
In Series: 1
Megan Walker’s touch has turned to ice. She can’t stop the frost, and the consequences of her first kiss are horrifying.
When her new powers attract attention, Megan finds herself caught up in an ancient war between Norse giants. One side fuelled by a mad queen’s obsession and an ancient prophecy about Ragnarök, the other by an age-old grudge. Both sides believe Megan to be something she’s not. Both sides will stop at nothing to have her.
Fire or frost. It’s an impossible decision, but she’ll have to act soon, because the storm is coming.
Thank you, Netgalley, for sending me a copy of this book.
Frost was a very entertaining read for me. I found the whole world interesting because it included some Norse mythology with frost giants and fire giants. These frost and fire giants are at war with each other and our main character, Megan finds herself right in the middle. The story was easy to get into, easy to understand, but yet compelling at the same time. Frost offers something I have read before and I really enjoyed that.
The characters in this book were really what gripped me. Megan is a realistic female lead that is torn with who to trust and what to do. Her voice was strong and made reading from her perspective fun. She has her own bit of sass and you have to give her props for sticking up for herself even when she feels like she’s two inches tall. She resents that everyone keeps comparing her to the queen’s former deceased daughter, which would be exactly my reactions. I felt so badly for her when everyone would refer to her as Amora and not her own name. It seemed like everyone was against her at the palace and resented her for being who she was. I look forward to see her development in the next coming books. It was so interesting to see her ice powers get stronger and how her hair and eyes were turning color just because of her powers!
Erik added a nice companion and protector for Megan. At first I didn’t know if I should trust him because he kept seeing Megan and Amora and I didn’t know where his loyalty truly lied. However, the more he tried to protect her, I knew that he was really just looking after her. I have to say I was completely surprised at the twist at the end!
The one that really stole the show for me was Loki!Oh this handsome little devil was so swoon-worthy that I was so disappointed when he was missing from the book! But boy does he know how to make an appearance as disguising himself as a servant. He added just the right amount of wit, sarcasm, and swoon. Seriously, this guy is adorable and I felt giddy every time he called Megan “darling.”
Now what I really liked about this book was the fact that it didn’t have a weird love triangle. Megan mentions how cute she finds Erik a couple times, but it never really crosses into romantic territory, not the way it did with Loki and I am happy. Loki felt effortless and the attraction was real. It was a little instalove in the beginning, but it developed over time. The romance wasn’t a huge aspect of this book, but an added element. It offers you the chance to really fall into the story and the world. However, I look forward to see how Megan and Loki develop.
Now, we can’t forget about Charlotte! Her friendship with Megan was truly heartwarming. She just met Megan but immediately befriends her and they become best friends. She is loyal and protective of her friend. I really loved how no matter what happened, if Megan said she was leaving, Charlotte asked where and when? No question or hesitation, she was truly there for Megan no matter what.
Now the book wouldn’t be complete without a strong villain and I have to say this book has two. I was completely skeptical about the Queen the entire time because something seemed off about her. However, the real creep for me is her psycho son, Prince Leif. Oh this guy gives me the creeps. I couldn’t stand him! He is cocky, arrogant, and acts so entitled like everyone should be kissing the ground he walks on. I hated the way he treated Megan and I can’t wait to see her get revenge on him! The Queen and Prince definitely have a lot coming to them! I hope.
Overall, this book was really interesting. I can’t wait to learn more about the world and the fire giants now that it looks like we are headed to Loki’s kingdom! The frost giants kingdom sounded so beautiful and majestic with their ice palace I can only imagine the fire giants kingdom being equally beautiful! I am so excited to see where this series is headed and am enjoying the ride. Thank you, E. Latimer for this winter fantasy and I look forward to more of your work.
If you enjoy fantasy that is easy to get into with just the right amount of action and adventure, give this book a try.
More like 3.5