Series: First in the Frosbitten series
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult
Publisher: Enchanted Publishing
Release Date: 13 September 2014
Length: 247 pages (PDF)
Great beauty hides dark secrets…
Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lockhart has never led an easy life, but when she starts getting into serious trouble, she’s sent to live with her grandparents in Cedar Falls. The small, picturesque town hasn’t changed since she visited four years ago, with one exception – the presence of a handsome, mysterious boy named Frost. Despite warnings from her grandparents and friends to stay away from Frost, Anastasia can’t deny their attraction, and the more time they spend together, the deeper in love they fall. Unfortunately, Frost has a secret that is beyond Anastasia’s wildest imagination, and she soon finds herself in the midst of a supernatural legend that has haunted Cedar Falls for years. Can Anastasia and Frost’s love really overcome anything, or are their fates much darker?
*** I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review***
In Short: A quick book, full of feels.
This review is long overdue. At first I didn’t know how to react. There is definitely room for a second book but we, the readers, aren’t left hanging on by a thread! That’s what is good about the end. Now, let me go back to the beginning.
Poor Anastasia. She gets shipped off to live with her grandparents because her mother doesn’t want to look after her rebellious daughter anymore. It felt like she was just wanting a little attention. Anastasia definitely gets it from her grandmother though who takes on that motherly role. Anastasia is lucky enough to have her childhood friend to help her through school.
Grandpa would be my favourite character though. He sticks to his guns. He knows everyone, attends the town meetings and goes shooting with his friends but when push comes to shove he is there for his grand-daughter. You know what to expect from his character.
The author gives a lot of detail about the dangers of the forest, whether through sounds, dreams or people giving Anastasia warnings. There was even the incident when the girls go peeping at Frost through his window and plenty goes awry in that scene.
There is that underlying theme of “friendship and first love”, knowing who your true friends are and fighting for what you believe in. Parents aren’t always right, but they will do almost anything for their children whether or not. It’s heartwarming, and this book is perfect as a winter read.
Heather Beck is not new to the Writing scene with about 50 titles under her belt. Heather, a Canadian Author and Screenwriter, began writing professionally at 16 years of age. Since then, Heather has written eleven well-reviewed books, including the best-selling series, The Horror Diaries, which has sold in six continents!
Heather received an Honors Bachelor of Arts from university where she specialized in English and studied an array of disciplines. Currently, she is working on the Frostbitten series and has a middle grade anthology slated for publication. As a screenwriter, Heather has multiple television shows and movies in development. Her short films include: Young Eyes, The Rarity, Too Sensible For Love, Circular, and the forthcoming Witch’s Brew.