Friday, August 28, 2015

Frost by E. Latimer Review

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.

NetGalley. Thanks for the copy. 

Frost. Magic (or cytokinesis?), romance (between two guys), and one character who is caught up in a war. Of course, that one character is Megan Walker. 

What do I think of Frost? Well, Frost is interesting (but not captivating). It starts off with a bang. Megan kisses her then-boyfriend and freezes him accidentally with her powers. From there, a stall follows. But the plot picks up again once Megan gets kidnapped, gets rescued, runs away, becomes a pawn in a nasty game of power play, and stalls again. 

It is all very dramatic, but to me, it isn't suspenseful. I'm not turning the pages to learn more about Frost and its world. I'm mostly hoping that something shiny catches my eye (which only happened once). I got really excited when a character named Loki showed up (hello, Tom Hiddleston), but then he leaves for most of the book and shows up when you least expect him to. Decent character, but little development. (Also, he is a prince. Tad convenient, don't you think?) 

The flashbacks are odd but necessary for the plot. A bit jarring to be pulled into another character's past. 

The power play. Frost reveals enough of the mysterious queen's court to tell me a lot about the mysterious creatures they are. (Oh, I should had mentioned that Megan is special. Partially human and partially... You got the picture?) Though I'm fascinated by the queen's insanity and dependence on a stupid prediction made hundreds of years ago, I wish I know more about the fire giants and frost giants. Why are they enemies? Why? Why did they did fight? All because of a prediction? That's it? (You can't be serious that every single one of the queen's subject went to war to kill fire giants.) 

I have to admit that Megan is a stubborn girl, but she is intelligent. But I can't find an emotional connection to her. No dice. 

Overall, Frost has a lot of action. It isn't the type of book that stays with you even after you read it, but it won't bore you for the hour or so. (Just okay.) 

Rating: Two out of Five

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