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Monday, 23 February 2015

BOOK TOUR & REVIEW - Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis

Gathering Frost 

(Once Upon A Curse #1)

Release Date: 02/17/15

Summary from Goodreads:

Will his kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart?

Once Upon A Time meets La Femme Nikita in GATHERING FROST, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.

Ten years later and Jade has forgotten what it is to feel, to care...even to love. Working as a member of the queen's guard, she spends most of her time on the city wall staring at the crumbling skyscrapers of old New York. But everything changes when the queen's runaway son, Prince Asher, returns. Jade is tasked with an unusual mission--to let the Prince capture her, to make him trust her, and then to betray his secrets to the crown. In return, she'll earn her freedom. But life outside the queen's realm is more than Jade bargained for. Under Asher's relentless taunts, her blood begins to boil. Under his piercing gaze, her heart begins to flutter. And the more her icy soul begins to thaw, the more Jade comes to question everything she's ever known--and, more importantly, whose side she's really on. 

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from YA Bound Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

This is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty but instead of the princess lying asleep in her tower, she's actually a guard for the 'evil' queen, without emotion so she doesn't have any 'weaknesses' such as hope, fear, affection etc. Through a mixture of circumstances, she sees the missing Prince and one thing leads to another before the queen sends her on a covert mission.

This is a fun-filled adventure with some humorous parts as well as more emotional impacts along the way. I loved how the relationship developed and grew between Jade and Asher. It is well-written and the pace is steady. 

If you like the current re-telling trend along with humour, action and a touch of romance, then I can definitely recommend this book. Looking forward to book 2!

About the Author

I've always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series -- and no, I'm not jumping on the bandwagon. I've been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season... even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.

Book Tour Organized by:

YA Bound Book Tours

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for joining my tour Merissa and for this amazing review!! I'm so happy you enjoyed Gathering Frost and I hope your fans enjoy learning about my new series! Have a great week :)