Thu, December 1, 2011

Frost by Wendy Delsol Review

Frost
By Wendy Delsol

Oct. 11, 2011
Candlewick
Source: Publisher

In this sequel to STORK, Katla Leblanc has to employ her grit, spirit, and special gifts to rescue the boy she loves.

After the drama of finding out that she’s a Stork, a member of an ancient and mystical order of women, and that her boyfriend, Jack, is a descendent of the Winter People able to control the weather, Katla Leblanc is delighted when all signs point to a busy and peaceful Christmas. That is, until the snowstorm Jack summons as a gift to Katla turns into the storm of the century, attracting Brigid, a gorgeous scientist who, in turn, attracts Jack. Between the school play, a bedridden, pregnant mother’s to-do lists, and keeping an eye on her aging grandfather, Katla doesn’t have time to question Brigid’s motives or deal with Jack’s increasingly cold behavior.

But Katla’s suspicions mount when Jack joins Brigid on a research expedition to Greenland, and when the two of them go missing, it becomes clear that Katla is the only one who can save her beloved Jack from the Snow Queen who holds him prisoner. Adventure, romance, and myth combine in this winter escapade for teens who like a bit of fire with their ice.

— Amazon.com description

Sequels always do this to me! You’re feeling pretty good at the end of book one, then book two is just a MIND FREAK, and then you’re just left emotionally torn apart and begging for book three.

The mind freak here? Jack, Jack, Jack. Bad. Bad, Jack. Oh, lordy, he pissed me off in this book. But I loved every second of it. I tend to put characters I love up on pedestals, and it’s sort of brilliant when the author then knocks them down and tears them apart. And, boy, did Jack get torn apart in Frost.

But, don’t worry guys, it’s not really a spoiler, as the book description says as much, and I have a feeling it’ll all work out in the end.

If you haven’t checked out the first book in this series, you’re definitely missing out. Based on Scandanavian fairy tales, this series is a fresh take on the paranormal. Wendy Delsol is particularly masterful at conveying settings … just reading this book gave me the shivers, as though the coldness of her wintery settings was seeping through the page. Brilliant!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: mythology, wendy delsol
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  1. Sarah (Escaping Through Books) said:

    I was a bit disappointed with Frost. I LOVED Stork, but that was mostly because of Jack, and in Frost, we don't get many sweet moments with him and Katla. 🙁

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    Posted on: Thu, December 1, 2011

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