Thursday, February 28, 2013

Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to my post for the Frost Fire Review Tour. I have my review of this lovely book and a giveaway of an e-copy coming up for you. For now, let me introduce the book:

Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 

She’s a Mage. 

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind. 

While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.

My Rating: 4/5

A pleasant surprise. Frost Fire was a delightful, imaginative book that I really enjoyed!

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book. But, it definitely turned out to be a great read and a brilliant start to a new series.

Allai was a remarkable character. She's a strong heroine-she has to be given that she lives among demons. I really liked her, though I think she has yet to show her full potential. Throughout most of the book, she was sick for a reason that I can't say without spoiling the entire book. Even while she was sick and fainting, she managed to handle demon assassins and everything else thrown at her. I'm hoping that, in the next book, we'll be able to see her at her best. She was a lovely heroine who was very easy to like.

Drake was a deep and complicated character. And I loved him for it. His life has been misery because of his father, but he hasn't let that corrupt him. He's incredibly powerful, and he's been trying to hide it from his father so that he won't be used as a weapon. And all that isn't even bringing in the issue with his mother. Once again, a very complicated character. His depth was very well done. I LOVED how he was so determined to protect Allai. I adored his character-he was utterly perfect.

Allai and Drake were a very intense couple. By that, I mean that they are very devoted to each other. They've had feelings for each other for a long time, but circumstances prevented anything coming from it. When the meet again, their feelings were very strong. However, their romance was a minor point in this book. I think that it will become more prominent in the next books, but, in Frost Fire, it was a lesser detail

The plot of this book was very action packed. My one complaint is that I wish more has happened. Though there were thrills, secrets, and surprises, I felt like not that much actually happened. I was kept hooked and I loved the story, but I think more should have happened.

With the ending of the book came a cliffhanger and the reveal of a shocking secret. It definitely ended with a bang that has me anxious to find out what happens next.

Frost Fire was a wonderful YA paranormal romance! Lovers of the genre, you should definitely read it.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is an e-copy of Frost Fire. Open Internationally. Ends March 14.
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About the Author:
Olivia Rivers is a high school student, a literary agent intern, and an obsessive-compulsive reader. She has a slight obsession with Kootenai County in Idaho, and she’s pretty sure life will always be awesome as long as Irish accents exist. She lives with dysautonomia, a chronic medical condition affecting her nervous system. Portions of proceeds from her “Tortured Elements” series go toward supporting youth with dysautonomia.

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