Published by Patchwork Press on August 25, 2015
Series: Frost #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, mythology, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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.
Frost is a young adult norse mythology book, which kicks off a new series by E. Latimer. (I believe the series will be the same name as the title but I haven’t found confirmation of that yet.) You all know how much I love mythology books, and frost is a great take on the Norse tales. I absolutely loved that author E. Latimer took a unique spin on the frost giants, and made them the rulers of the realm. Frost offers wonderfully imaginative writing, solid friendships, great characters, and a refreshing take with a main heroine that has her head and her intuition completely on point.
This may sound a bit strange but one of the things that I appreciated most about Frost was that both the frost and fire sides seemed to realize that they were asking a lot for a normal 17 year old girl to believe- not only that she was part frost giant, but also that their side was the side to be trusted. Loki and Erik (and no there is not a love triangle, for the record.) each realized that Megan had no reason to trust one side over the other because everything was completely new to her. I appreciated the time and space that people gave her to make her own decisions. It made the whole supernatural element of the story fit into what Megan thought was a contemporary world (kind of, other than that whole kissing and freezing a boy incident).
I could not put Frost down. really, this book was over 450 pages and I DEVOURED it in one night. It was that good. I loved watching Megan piece together court life, and figure out just what the heck was going on. What everyone’s hidden agendas were. Some I could figure out on my own and some smacked me right upside the head. Romance, fighting, mythology, what more could you ask for in a book. Plus I loved the wintery setting. And if you didn’t like the main character Megan, you and I need to have a serious conversation. For real. She is awesome. This book was a homerun for me. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen in book two.@BookBriefs #reviews Frost by @ELatimerWrites @Patchwork_Press Fire or Frost? Ragnarok is coming! #ya #mythology Click To Tweet
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