Author: Alicia Rades
Tittle: Fire in Frost
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult
Page count and format: 157 pages, Ebook
Published: 2015 by PaperPlane Publishing
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Crystal Frost has spent her whole life believing she’s ordinary, and her mother has long held the secret of her heritage. When Crystal begins seeing the ghost of a dead classmate, her life spirals out of control. She’s faced with the threat that everyone will find out she’s a freak, as if the struggle to figure out her new-found abilities wasn’t enough pressure. Crystal has to find some way to save the people who have come to her for help all while trying to keep her abilities a secret. Will she be able to fulfill these overwhelming demands while solving the mystery that is the ghost of Olivia Owen?
Fire in Frost definitely was a different kind of read. Though I wanted to love it, I didn’t but I did like it. It was something fresh and new. It was mostly because of the gorgeous cover that drew me in.
The story is about a girl named Crystal who learns that she has psychic abilities. She starts seeing the ghost of her dead classmate, Olivia who seems to send her a message that she wants help. She’s confused and afraid to let anyone know her truth but then one of her classmate finds it out and somewhat blackmails her into helping her best friend from an abusive relationship. She figures somehow all this is related to one thing as she decides to help solve the mystery.
The plot was good, it definitely had a lot of potential but it kinda fell flat for me. Not that it wasn’t intersting but it was kinda predictable. I would have really loved if there more emphasis about the ghost of Olivia and the mystery factor. Nonetheless it was quite enjoyable how everything played out in the story. I loved the psysic thing and how Crystal handled everything so maturely. People would have generally backed out eventually in her situation but she stayed put to find everything out and help Olivia whatever it took.
The characters were really great. I loved each and every character. Crystal was a pretty strong protagonist, she handled every situation maturely and she knew what she wanted. Her friends were pretty awsome too, specially Emma. She was so bubbly and chirpy, I immediately liked her. And when Crystal told her that she was a psychic she easily believed her without a doubt and was exited and thrilled beyond imagination. I would definitely love a friend like her in my life. Her two best friends were loyal to her and didn’t let her secret out. Crystal’s mother was a lovable and caring character, she tried to help Crystal every way possible.
The writing was pleasant and easy to read. The book flew by easily and I was engaged into the story from the start. I just wished there was more focus on the mystery aspect and some action in the plot. Though the pace was fast from the beginning and I didn’t feel bored even for a second.
Overall, the plot was good, the characters were awsome, the writing style was pretty pleasant and it was an enjoyable read.
Yes, if you are in the mood to read some light YA.
So guys, have you read this book yet? Loved it? Hated it? Or are you planning to read it? Share your thoughts with me!