Title: Bitter Frost
Series: The Frost Series, #1
Author: Kailin Gow
Publisher: THE EDGE
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairies, Werewolves, Magic, Romance
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
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….
Breena wakes on her 16th birthday after having dreamed about elves, her prince charming and a magical kingdom. She had this dream for as long as she could remember, only not as clear as she it now. After school, when she’s with her best friend Logan she’s attacked by a pixie. Her best friend turns out to be a werewolf and her prince charming: Kian, the boy she has dreamed about every night, saves her from the pixie. He came from the faerie world to take her back so Breena could be traded for Kian’s sister, who’s been held captive by the Summer Queen. Breena first doesn’t understand why she can be traded for his sister, but Kian explains that she is the daughter of the Summer Queen and his human consort (her mother) and since the Summer Queen is barren, the heir to the throne. Breena reluctantly agrees (she doesn’t have a choice since all the fairies are looking for her) to come with Kian to the Winter Queen, his mother, to trade his sister for her……
The beginning of the book reminded my of another book I’ve read: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. It started about the same way as Bitter Frost: a girl gets attacked and is suck into the world of the elves/fairies. It looked so much alike that I actually started doubting if I didn’t already read this one!
I found the characters not very developed and Breena had some troubles with mood swings. An example: when Logan died she was soo sad, but when Kian kissed her shortly after, she suddenly “forgot” she was sad and instead acted overjoyed. Fortunately she remembered a little later she had just lost her best friend since forever. If she hadn’t I doubt I would have continued reading. Some things I just find too unbelievable and not being sad when someone you love dies is one of them (spells and potions used to forget someone excluded ;))
Kian also didn’t seem credible to me. In the beginning he keeps a great distance from her, but he changes 180 degrees after having kissed her. He suddenly is willing to do everything for her. Okay, a kiss can be great, but to change that much because of it? That’s a little over the top to me. Especially when the way he spoke went back a couple of centuries…
The overall rating for this book is 2.5 stars. I rounded it up to 3 stars since the book has an interesting open ending and prologue. I also like to know what will happen with Logan (kinda like him ^^)
What did you think of it? Please leave a comment 😉
The Frost Series
- Bitter Frost
- Forever Frost
- Silver Frost
- Frost Kisses
- Midnight Frost
- Frost Fire
- Spring Frost
- Enchanted Frost