{Effie Reviews} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Posted September 1, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost


by Liz DeJesus
Series: Frost #1
Published on June 22nd, 2012
by Musa Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Also by this author: Glass Frost

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

I loved it. There is just no other words to describe how I feel about this book. I’m a fan of fairy tale re-tellings and this book just blew me away.

So story follows Bianca Frost, who is a descendant of Snow White (and if that isn’t awesom I don’t know what is). Her family owns a museum where a lot of artifacts from Fairy Tales are displayed. Like Sleeping Beauty’s spinning wheel, the Mirror from Snow Wite, the oven from Hansel and Gretel (how cool is that). One night Bianca finds out that her mom’s a witch and all those fairy tales are real. And her family has been protecting all these artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. But the adventure really begins when her mother is kidnapped by their enemy Lenore, who searches Queen Mirabel’s spell book.

The story was just awesome, I don’t have any words to describe it. I loved the setting in Neverafter and how things are so different from the normal world. Also the history behind Bianca’s family is interesting.

I also loved the characters Bianca is just so much fun to read and her mom Rose was great too. She’s just a sweet character. Also Ming is funny as hell, she Bianca’s best friend and is great in her own perfectly normal way. Then we also have David, Bianca’s dad, who comes in later in the story. He’s such a nice guy and I felt awful he had to spend a decade as a black bear, but lukily it all turned out well enough. Then you have Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. I didn’t really care for Ferdinand, because I thought he was a bit annoying throughout the book, but I loved Terrance, he’s so interesting and he is also Bianca’s love interest. I think they look so cute together!

That’s all I have to say about the first book, I’m gonna go and read the second one, right now. Hopefully it’ll be just as good as the this one.

Effie

About Liz DeJesus

Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi’er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing, COMING SOON).

She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild http://www.writtenremains.org/.

Liz is currently working on a new novel.

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