Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!
This is my stop on the Frost Fire Blog Tour
which is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
Author: Olivia Rivers
Publication date: November 20th, 2012

“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.  

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3 Stars
What I liked: This was an enjoyable read and the writing really impressed me, especially since Miss Rivers is still in high school. The pacing is just right, the characters well developed and I liked watching the story unfold from both Allai and Drake's POV. The twist at the end was REALLY intriguing and I'm curious to see what happens next.

What left me wanting: The history that Drake and Allai share is mentioned a few times but I didn't feel connected to it which made their romance seem a bit "insta-loveish". Hopefully, the next book will provide some more background detail.

Final verdict: This is a entertaining start to a new paranormal series by a talented young 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.

1 ebook copy of Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers
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1 comment:

  1. I have this one, just haven't really gotten to it. So many other books I want to read first!!!! However, I'm hoping I can get to it soon :D

    Loved that short, sweet review Jen!