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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BBReview: "Frostbitten" by Heather Beck

Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal/Romance
Publishing Date: June 3rd, 2014
Page Count: 226
Source: Sent to me by the author
Format: E-Book

Description from Goodreads.com:
Great beauty hides dark secrets...

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?
Review:
If you are a fan of Maggie Stiefvater's Mercy Falls Series and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga then Frostbitten might be a book you'll want to check out! There are not huge similarities between this series and those series, but it definitely had moments and elements that made me think of those series. So, if you are a fan I say it's worth checking out.

This book had me teetering back and forth on whether I liked it or not. At some points I really loved what I was reading and other points it was kind of cheesy. In the beginning, Anastasia is very moody and ill-tempered. Her mother is sick of her attitude and poor behavior so she sends her to live with her grandparents. One moment she is totally fine and calm, but the next minute she is either going off on her mom in her head (or in real life) or going off on one or both of her grandparents. At first I thought it was going to be that she is about to turn into a werewolf. Since she doesn't know who her father is I thought maybe he was a shifter and she was about to go through the change. It turns out that is not the case so, I was a little confused on why she was so angsty all the time.

What does happen is a play on the title (which I loved) and is what made me think of the Mercy Falls Series. Don't worry that sentence did't spoil anything for you, because this really isn't anything like Stiefvater's series of events.

For the most part I liked the characters and the drama. Again, there were just sometimes when I felt it was a little too dramatic or cheesy. A lot of the character's actions I didn't agree with, which had me in inner turmoil with them. However, the next page I was back to really enjoying the story. This is what made me decide to give it a rating of 3 out of 5. I kept struggling with did I like it or not. Overall I did like the story and I'm happy I read it. I read it in just over a day so, I had to have liked it, but there were definitely times when I thought the characters were being dumb.

Overall:
I am glad that I read this story, because for the most part I really enjoyed it. There were times when I didn't understand why the characters would do that or thought that the plot was cheesy or over dramatic. For those reasons I have to give it a rating of 3 out of 5. However, don't let my rating persuade you not to try it for yourself. I definitely think that fans of Stiefvater's Mercy Falls Series or Meyer's Twilight Saga will enjoy this. I am a huge fan of both, but unfortunately this series was just a tad too cheesy for me.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 3/5


**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

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