{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

September 26, 2019 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 5 ★★★★★

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco MaShadow Frost by Coco Ma
Pages: 400
Published by Blackstone Publishing on October 1, 2019
Series: Shadow Frost #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher

IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes. Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm. Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.

Not one has ever returned.

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.

To kill it.

But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.

That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

YA Review My Thoughts

Shadow Frost is a young adult fantasy by Coco Ma. I am so excited that this is the first book in the Shadow Frost series because I loved Shadow Frost and I can’t wait for more. This is a pretty hefty book, with the advanced readers copy clocking in at over 400 pages. I have to say, I loved every page of this book and I kept hoping it was even longer. I can’t even believe that the author wrote this novel when she was only 15! There were so many things that I loved about this book, so let’s jump right in.

In Shadow Frost we meet Princess Asterin, who is spunky as all get out and a total riot. I loved her and her feisty spirit. Asterin decides that she needs to go off demon hunting to help her land and people. Which means, we as readers are off on a quest, and you all know that is my favorite type of plotline in a fantasy book. It was an extra bonus that I ended up loving the whole cast of characters as I did. I don’t think I have enjoyed a group of friends quiet this much since I read Invictus. Both of these books are total #SquadGoals. Asterin’s squad/secondary characters consists of Luna, Rose, Orion, Quinlan, Eadric, and Harry. I really loved Quinlan, Luna and Harry but they are some of my favs, but I won’t get too much into the specifics of the characters, because Coco Ma does a fantastic job weaving side story lines for each of the characters that include secrets, romance and plenty of snark all around. It was pretty much perfect in my opinion. I had such a blast reading this story, and I was totally bummed when I got to the end.

Another aspect of the story I loved is that there are demons. I don’t get to see too many demons pop up in epic fantasies. Most of the time they are categories as creatures/beasts or evil characters. So I liked the demon hunting twist. If you are a fan of epic fantasies, look no further than Shadow Frost. It is one of my favorite readers of 2019. Hands down. I need the next book in my life right now, because I just have this feeling that the Shadow Frost world and series is destined to be a favorite of mine. I got caught up in the adventure that Coco Ma wove, and I want more!



Blackstone Publishing is giving away (1) signed bookplate, (1) Shadow Frost bookmark, (1) Shadow Frost button, and (1) Blackstone Publishing tote bag to the first 150 people pre-ordering SHADOW FROST (Before October 1st).

More information about the campaign here & form that people need to fill out to entering this campaign: https://www.blackstonepublishing.com/shadowfrost.



To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win (giveaway runs from 10/1/19- 10/15/19)

Win (1) of (2) Shadow Frost bundles:

-1 Hardcover copy of Shadow Frost

-1 Signed bookplate

-Shadow Frost swag (bookmark and button)

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About Coco Ma

Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel, Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.
Follow Coco on Twitter @shadowfrost2019 and Instagram @CakeForCoco or visit her website at Coco-Ma.com!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

5 Responses to “{ARC Review+Giveaway} Shadow Frost by Coco Ma”

  1. Debra Branigan

    The cover is lovely and the book sounds fantastic. It is in my TBR. Fantasy is my favorite genre, so I can wait to read this book and like the idea there will be a series. Thanks for sharing.

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