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5.0 out of 5 starsA+
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2017
As a teacher, I often find myself reading young adult fiction, hoping to find books worth recommending to my students. More often than not, I come up empty, but Frost was a happy exception to that rule. From the get-go, Frost had me hooked: the dystopian future is recognizeable and conceiveable (which makes it all the more frightening), the relationships between characters are complex, and the question of what defines humanity is presented in so many different contexts that it's hard NOT to have a deep conversation about it! The story's many twists and turns kept me enthralled, and the book's final cliffhanger left me begging for more. Frost is a must-read!
I loved the book. It had a turn of events that I did not see coming and that doesn't always happen for me. I usually know what is going to happen before it happens. The ones who did not care for the book seem to be trying to read between the lines... It is just a great read, to get lost in and I hope the author writes a sequel.
This is my daughters all time favorite book. She’s probably read it 5 times during COVID. After recommending it to me several times I finally gave in and after the first chapter couldn’t put it down myself. She even got my husband to read it. Great twists and turns and I’m looking forward to the sequel M.P. promises.
Genuinely a good read. Found it at a library, read it every time I went (sadly rarely often) and anyways, I couldn’t find it again, this happened over a span of a year. I’m so happy I found the book here.
4.0 out of 5 starsExcellent beginning looking forward to where the story goes next!
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2018
I picked up this book because a friends daughter was reading it. The cover caught my attention, and she seemed to not be able to put it down. I was intrigued by the cover art, and when I read the back I was hooked! I could not put this book down once I started reading it; I read the electronic copy over three days. I couldn't wait for my friends daughter to finish it, so we could discuss her interpretation of the ending. And I recommended my friend read it knowing other books and series she has loved.
It was hard to put this book down for a number of reasons. First the world that Kozlowsky has created is very well crafter. Second the characters, especially Frost and Flynn. In some ways the world reminds me of James Axler's Deathlands, I read a number of the novels in that series when I was much younger, and this world has the same sort of feel. Now most of the intended audience for this book would not be familiar with that series, but I believe readers who are will really appreciate this book!
This book is part apocalyptic dystopian, part warning, and at times more than a little creepy. The overall feel of the story is very dark or noir. Frost is a 16 year old girl who has lived her whole life in a few rooms, towards the top of a rundown building. She has been watched over and protected by Bunt, Bunk is a robot of sorts that has her father's consciousness. But neither has full control of the body, or when they change. When Bunt is in control he is efficient, determined, dedicated, and if need be lethal. When her father is present, the machine barely functions, but he can connect with Frost in a way Bunt cannot. And then there is Romes, a wild dog like creature that Frost has raise since it was young. Normal his kind are feral killing machines but he has been her only living companion for years. Now he is sick and Frost is determined to get him help, her plan is to journey across the city to the rumoured utopia, The Battery. Strange lights that come and go towards the tip of the city. But what does a 16 year old girl who has never been out of the house know about survival? About hope? She has never even met anyone other than her mother and father.
But that is all Frost has, faith, and hope and love for her animal. And many who come across her see something in her that the world has not seen since the lights went out. Her name may be frost, but she exudes hope. And her determination is something to behold.
This book was an addictive read. And the ending can be interpreted a number of ways. Now finding out there is a second book coming, it does narrow it down a bit but not completely. This is an excellent read and I believe it will garner a wide audience. So pick it up and give it a chance, you might just find Frost warming your heart!
3.0 out of 5 starsAwesome book, but rip out the last 3 chapters in the book, itll end roughly the same but better
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018
I loved this book. The beginning got you hooked following Frost, a girl whose pet is dying and is left living with a robot who also doubles as her dad's ghost pretty much.
The story progressed really well, explaining the dangers of leaving her sanctuary to find help for her dying pet (which is called a brute but sounds like a alien dog *yellow blood*). When she runs into the dangers of other beings such as the monsters (forgot what they were called) and other robots, even other humans, the book picks up pace and really gets you hooked.
Throughout the book the "Great John Lord" is mentioned several times and when you get to the good part (you'll know the part) about John Lord the book really makes you feel like "this is awesome".
Then came the resolve. And why I only gave it 3 stars. If you don't want the ending spoiled stop reading here, but quite honestly it won't ruin anything since the ending isn't even an ending.
We find out about the past of Frost our MC. It's like a huge slap in the face in my oppinion. There's a twist yes, but that twist felt like a knife twisting into my back like the book betrayed me. Then as if that wasn't stupid enough, the whole purpose of her journey is to save her pet. The book ends and there is no mention of what happens to her pet, except for he is with her in the end. He is literally dying the entire book, and in the end he's alive, but is he well? We don't know.
I told a friend that it felt like the author collected a ton of firewood, kindling and started this great magnificent fire, it was warm and glorious, then it felt like he unzipped his trousers and pissed on the flames to put it out. I was so disappointed in the ending.