July 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Frost by Kate Avery Ellison – Review with Giveaway

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FROST by Kate Avery Ellison

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In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.

Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?

FROST by Kate Avery Ellison

Publish Date:  April 18, 2012

Publisher: CreateSpace

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** This book was provided to us by the author for an honest review.
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Frost by Kate Avery Ellison is a Dystopian type read where main character, Lia Weaver, lives in a town called Frost, which is secluded from the rest of the world and are also known as The Forgotten Ones.  In Frost, every villager is responsible to provide a weekly quota of goods (yarn, meat, etc.) in exchange for supplies.

One would think that a life in Frost would be peaceful, but beyond the borders…in the forest that surrounds the village and farms, are vicious monsters known as The Watchers, who hunt and kill when the sun goes down.  No one is safe, and your only means of protection are a certain type of flower.  Not only are there Watchers loose in the woods, but the villagers of Frost must also beware of the Farthers, people from a neighbouring city that are known for their brutality and menacing demeanour.

Lia is forced to provide for her twin brother and younger sister after the death of her parents.  The rule never changes and has been drilled into every villager’s head at an early age…never go into the forest after the sun goes down…The Watchers come out at night.  After a routine visit into town to provide her weekly quota, Lia comes home to find that her younger sister is not inside the house where should be.  Where does Lia find her?  In the forest of course, and there she finds Gabe, a Farther, who is bleeding and near death.

Should Lia help this Farther and worry about the well being of her family? Or should she just leave him to die and be rid of him.  It is at this crossroad decision that the life Lia has known changes forever.  Truths are revealed, deception is inevitable, and could love possibly blossom in a world full of death and fear?

Frost was such a great read!  The writing style of Kate Avery Ellison is addictive and full of description.  The way in which she described Frost and the world surrounding the characters was one that I could easily picture in my head.  Down to the clothing, the sounds, the smells…the images were practically jumping off the pages.  The way in which the characters were introduced was done perfectly, and at a nice pace.

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between Lia and Gabe.  I loved watching their relationship grow into something that was beautiful and heartbreaking.  I wish I could read more about these star crossed lovers.  They are easily among the top of my list for couples I want to see more of.  Gabe is so sweet and sexy and brave and everything else that a book boyfriend should be.  *sigh*

I wish that this book was a little longer.  It would have been nice to see a little more interaction between Lia and her friends in the village and to learn a little bit more about Adam and his family.  To learn more in depth about their role in everything.  He looks like such a promising characters, and I wish there was more of him to enjoy in the book.

I recommend this book to fans of Dystopian reads and who enjoy books with star crossed lovers.   This is one love story that will leave you smiling and heartbroken at the same time.

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  1. Gale Nelson

    that is a tough one it changes every time I read another great book but I guess I would have to pick Lover Reborn right now because that is what I just got done reading.

  2. Kelly R

    Fifty Shades of Grey

  3. Veronica De Luna

    I have to say that I have quite a few favorite books, but one that I have recently read and has become one of my favorites has to be Touch by Jus Accardo. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in that series Toxic.

  4. Melanie L

    I have a lot of favorites, but my favorite right now is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

  5. April Hays

    I would say Pride and Prejudice…..but thats a hard question…I have way too many favorites.

  6. kimbacaffeinate

    Great review..i am looking forward to this one and love it has a dystopian feel..yay!

  7. Misty Mrosko

    I can’t say I have just one favorite book. I love Existence by Abbi Glines. Also, I just read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and that left me breathless. Both are fabulous. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. Smile & heart broken… I am not sure I could handle it!! Once again your review has drawn me into a book that I seen as a pretty cover :)

  9. Sara A.

    I cant say I have just one favorite. Its too hard to pick! This looks great =]

  10. Wendy Railey

    My favorite book at the current moment is Legend by Marie Lu

  11. Wendy Railey

    My favorite book at the current moment is Legend by Marie Lu

  12. Ruth F

    I have lots of favourites, but my most recent favourite book is Monument 14.

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