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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

T2T: Bitter Frost By: Kailin Gow

Title: Bitter Frost
Author: Kailin Gow
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Amount of Pages: 240
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: The EDGE
Geared Towards: Teenage Readers
From: T2T

"'You are my Queen. I cannot deny it. You have always been.'"


Summary (From B.O.B): All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don't see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.

Wdebo's Review: Bitter Frost has the whole paranormal romance thing going on, (hot) werewolves, fairies, fey, love, hate...it's basically all mixed in there, and for that I enjoyed it quite immensly.

Though in the beginning it felt kind of awkward and slow, but after a while the story got addicting and it was hard to put down, I felt that I HAD to finish it, and finished it in less then a day. And after I was done, I felt like I needed to read the next one, because it was left at such a cliffhanger. There was so much adventure and romance it was so great!

I liked the romance in the story...the whole destined/promised to be together thing is pretty intense and nice. I really liked the character of Logan, he played the best friend in love role and it was just so sweet, even though the whole "Popular/hot Guy" in love with the "Nerdy Girl" is pretty cliche but it's always sweet and fantasized about :). And I also liked, though it took a bit, Kian, because even though he was very sweet and intense and rude-ish in the beginning he had that cool-hot guy thing going on...which is totally funster =]

Cafe Cover Chat: Ooo I really like the cover, the blue lipstick is pretty wonderfully cool, and the font is pretty too! (A)

All in all, a great paranormal romance/adventure for most readers and will hopefully make you, like me, be waiting for the next book.

Grade: B++
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And now for Kailin Gow's Guest post :) She will be talking from the point of Raine Malloy.
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Hi Girls and Guys,

It’s me. Raine Malloy. I’m Breena’s mother from The Frost Series. Just stopping by to say Bitter Frost and the second book in The Frost Series, Forever Frost, is now available on Kindle now so you can get a copy downloaded and ready to read within minutes without paying for shipping or gas. They’re available for less than $5 each at the moment for a special release price. It’s also available in print, too. Right now, if you purchase a copy of Bitter Frost and Forever Frost, and send an email receipt of the purchase to theedgebooks@yahoo.com , you can get a signed bookmark of the corresponding bookmark you purchased. While supplies last so hurry up before they’re all gone!

Why should you download Bitter Frost and Forever Frost right now? Well, besides it featuring a cast of supernatural paranormal creatures that range from werewolves, goblins, minotaurs, kewpies, pixies, and fairies; it’s a story about the power and strength of love. I’m the only human in this series, and turns out because I’m human, I have given Breena, who is half-human, half-fairy the strength and combination to become the strongest fairy in Feyland. You see, humans who are able to enter Feyland are stronger than pure fairies. And the royal fairies are no longer able to bear children. The last one who could was Prince Kian’s mother, the Winter Queen. Feyland is where all these magical creatures live, and it is at once beautiful, yet dangerous. When Breena was born in Feyland, it was the most beautiful place you can imagine. When the wind blows through trees in Feyland, you can hear the faint twinkling of music. The land in Summer glows with warmth and life, and there are two suns – one for Summer and the other for Winter. Her father’s kingdom, the Summer Court was at peace with the Winter Court. That is a rarity, as Winter and Summer has always been at odds with each other, fighting so they have dominance over the seasons and time. Countless poems, fairy tales, and even children’s cartoons have depicted this war between Summer and Winter. But because of the growing dangers in Feyland and the politics within the Summer Court, I had to finally take Breena away from Feyland and live in Oregon where Breena can be safe. Now Breena’s back. Into Feyland she went because of her destiny, her calling. She couldn’t help it. She’s now of age, and she is to rule the Summer Court one day. She’s still so young, she doesn’t know the danger she’s in. She’s also beginning to find out what falling in love means. Maybe the kind of love she feels for Prince Kian will turn out to be the kind of love I have with Breena’s father, the Summer King. Maybe it will be more. I don’t want her to find out what heartbreak is, but this love with Kian may lead to it. I want to protect her, keep her away from all the dangers, but I can’t. She’s growing up and becoming a young woman who I am proud of – strong and willing to fight for what she believes is right.

There is a discussion sheet available to download on the publisher’s website, theEDGEbooks.com for Bitter Frost. Is Breena a role model, can being protected by others when she needs it, be considered “weak”? These are some of the questions you can find on the discussion sheet. Bitter Frost and Forever Frost is written by Kailin Gow, whose books have been accepted into classrooms across the United States, recommended by PBS Kids, the PTA and other educational organizations.
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Thanks Raine/Kailin...Be sure to check out/support Bitter Frost!

Wdebo :)
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3 comments:

  1. Hi wdebo and readers,

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm truly glad you enjoyed Bitter Frost. I read that you're into Taiwanese Drama...well, I grew up on it LOL. If you want drama, my other book, The Phantom Diaries is very much like Taiwanese Drama with a very sexy phantom.

    Anyways - writing as Raine and being hosted by you was so much fun! Thank you for having me here <3

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  2. Thanks for the review and the guestpost. The book sounds interesting. Will add this to my TBr

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  3. Wow, I haven't heard of Bitterfrost before but it sounds really cool! And I can't help but think that Kian sounds a bit like Jace from The Mortal Instuments. XD More reason to love him, I guess. :) Thanks for the review!

    The guestpost is super awesome! I love all the details put into it. Feyland sounds amazing! :D

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