Title: Glass Frost
Series: First Frost, #2
Author: Liz DeJesus
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fairy Tales, Magic
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
When joined together, Cinderella’s slippers grant the wearer her heart’s desire. But whose wish will be granted?
When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.
Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire
They say that sequels are usually not as good as the first book. That’s definitely not the case here. For me, Glass Frost is way better than First Frost. Cause even though I was quite fond of First Frost, reading that book felt more like being an indifferent spectator. I felt nothing at all for the characters and the story. In Glass Frost, on the other hand, I was sucked into the book from page one. There was not a moment when I felt indifferent. And I definitely had no troubles creating a bond with our four heroes ^^ What a vast and wonderful improvement!
In this book, too, there’s a well-thought story that will leave you hanging at times, will keep you on the edge of your seat and up at night. That in combination with the lovely world that Liz DeJesus created, is nothing but amazing. This time we focus on Cinderella, or should I say Helena (always found it a bit strange to have a name like that 😉 ). We get to know fairies, THE dwarves, a frog Queen and the parents of both Terrance and Ferdinand. There’s more info about the “true” Snow White and her adventures. Some truths are revealed and more mysteries are created. Words can’t describe how giddy I felt with every new thing that came across my path. I absolutely love this world!!!
It was also great to spent more time with prince Ferdinand, Terrance, Ming and Bianca. They are great persons to be around, although I was a bit disappointed with Ming. Instead of the amazing sidekick she was in First Frost, she became a scaredy-cat, who only thinks about herself. What happened to best friend through and through? Shouldn’t they stick together? Nope, Ming flees at the first opportunity she gets. I was NOT impressed.
Bianca, too, had her less than stellar moments. I mean how bad can it be that the curse backfired on you? You DID save your boyfriend and your mom can make something so you’ll be normal once again. So who cares that you look like a freak for two days and hides in her room? Not me! I think I’d find it too fascinating to look like that for a while 😉 As for the boys, I have nothing but good words for them. Prince Ferdinand is just too adorable for words and will definitely make you laugh with his antics and Terrance is always there to save the day. Yup, no complaints from me ^^ May they always be like that ^^
4 HEARTS. For a change a sequel that’s BETTER than the book one. Where we find out more about this amazing world named Everafter. With a stellar story that will keep you reading and four very likable and lovable characters. Even though Bianca and Ming both had moments where I was not so happy with them. A book that I, once again can recommend to everyone who loves fairy tales and Once Upon a Time ^^
What did you think of it? Please leave a comment 😉
- First Frost
- Glass Frost