Thursday, July 26, 2012


Today on Novels On The Run on our stop of the blog tour I have my review of Frost, The Frost Chronicles # 1.


By: Kate Avery Ellison
Published By: Self Published
Released: Available Now
Details: Digital , 206 Pages


Book Blurb : Goodreads

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?

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

I really liked this story. It has a lot of intrigue that kept me turning the pages. I was not sure if I was reading a dystopian or a fantasy or something else .

The more I read, the more I wanted to know what the Watchers were. Are they good or bad?

I loved Adam Brewer. I am Team Adam , but this instalment is not written with any romantic attachment to Adam and our heroine, Lia Weaver. But , in saying that I loved Gabe too.

Now Cole...well he is from the word go somebody I didn’t trust, nor overly liked.

I did pick a reasonable amount of the plot, but I don’t care. I found this a very stimulating read. I have questions but I feel they will be answered in further instalments.

I did laugh at Kate’s acknowledgements section of her book. Yes, Kate I did notice this , ( the part about what the reader would say was too few of) but I didn’t care. Sure the action scenes are not really bouncing at you. I loved the character’s and the mystery and intrigue. This is what grabbed me about this book. Now I understand this hasn’t been picked up by a publisher. I think it should be as I think a cuddle from a publisher would give it the little nudge I personally think it needs.

I really liked Kate weaving into the story the 'why' about why people would even settle in Frost. All I will say is 'Bluewing', a great little paragraph or two that gave us a reason.

Quota’s, quota’s , filling that darn quota is what Lia thought would keep her family of Ivy, her fourteen year old sister and her twin crippled brother John, and her together, towing the line. Not bringing attention to her farm and the family she had left. They were all orphans. She needed to keep her brother and sister together.

Adam Brewer is a great character. I am still finding him a mystery, but we do learn more. We get hints about him not being originally from Frost....hmmm, I have some theories.

I liked Ann, Lia’s friend, I hope I can trust her.

Cole , I saw him coming from a mile away. Sorry, but I did. But that is ok.

My head is still in the clouds about a lot of things, the Farther’s being one of them and their country of Aeralis.

The story took a rather swift ending for all the work that went into the build up. It has a different feel to the start. I won’t spoil, we do get hints.

Sometimes I wondered if there was going to be a steampunk feel to the book, due to the technology and things. I am still intrigued to know how and why the world is the way it is and if infact this is earth. Not that it matters. I just have questions bobbing about in my head.

I have left out saying a lot as there is a mystery with people and the Mayor of the village and the 'Watchers' who will keep you asking yourself what they are , you won’t guess, I can assure you.

The Farther’s are a big question for me and the ‘why‘ of Gabe .

I think Lia is a great character, very intelligent and brave. I would love to see her with Adam.

I do rate this highly as it has me very intrigued and I want to know more about Adam. I like a book that has me guessing even if I do work out most of who is doing what. I still got some surprises.


“I keep losing people. Well, sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it. Is this struggle to feel worth it? I just keep bleeding and bleeding, and it seems like it never stops.”


Kate Avery Ellison
Twitter is @katiewriting


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  2. Currently my favorite book is The Rapture - Lauren Kate.
    Really looking forward to read this book!! Hope it's good.
    Thanks for your awesome giveaways.

    1. I have Passion and Rapture here to read:D


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