Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bitter Frost By Kailin Gow REVIEW

Book 1 in the Frost Series
Release Date: June 1st, 2010 and published by: The Edge
Format: Paperback, 235 pages
Source: Library
Summary from Goodreads: 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.

I have to be honest, I was skeptic about reading this book because I wasn't in to the whole fairy concept. The inside was far worse, the font was big and the book was thin, and I was thinking, what am I getting myself into? Don't judge a book by its cover. I've never known how true this phrase is until now.
I was absolutely in love with the world created: Feyland. It sounded so wonderful, magical and so pleasant to live in. The author must have known me by heart (haha) to include all other mythological creatures like mermaids and centaurs. I wish I could wake up to the multi-colored skies with two suns overlooking me. With the descriptive language, and vivid descriptions, it felt like I teleported to Feyland and through the whole journey, I was with Kian and Breena myself! I pitied Kian, since he had to make a huge decision, love over his kingdom, or his kingdom over love. And both seemed equally important to him.

It amazed me to see how heroic and courageous each of the main characters were, all willing to sacrifice themselves for the one they love. I liked the boldness of Breena, how she wasn't afraid of anything. At first, I was a little confused about Kian... In the summary, it depicted him as cold and cruel, but in the story, he was the complete opposite! But as I started to get attached to the story, I didn't really care as much. I do have to admit, the love triangle between Breena, Logan and Kian was pleasing to read about. It was Twilight all over again! Breena being Bella, Logan being Jacob and Kian being Edward except fairy version. I liked the whole idea of weaving forbidden love into this action-packed book. Because, let's face it, no novel is complete without romance in it!

I was frustrated at the abrupt ending, since nothing was resolved. I didn't expect it to be a cliffhanger ending either, but now, more then ever, I can't wait to read the second book in the Frost series.

Bitter Frost is like Percy Jackson, The Narnia Chronicles and Twilight combined. You will either love this book like I did, or hate it.

Rating: 5/5
Cover: 5/10
Character(s) I liked: Kian, Logan, Breena
Character(s) I disliked: Pixies, Summer Queen
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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds like it could be quite good. Not a fan of the cover, though.


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