In 1814, three cousins - Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope - discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds - and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters - are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?
I might have liked the book better if it was from an adult’s point of view, instead of this book being a teenage book about witches with all the teenage angst that young adult books come in. I got this book on sale and was aware of the genre at the time that it probably was a young adult book, but have simply grown tired of the genre since I bought the book. I was confused by the purpose of The Order in general and had questions that didn’t seem to be answered. The magic hierarchy was not explained very well and I kept asking myself what is the point. Even when the characters were in the order it didn’t explain what they do and why people were hunted. I felt like there was parts missing and too many characters with their own side story that were added to the story for me to identify with the main ones. Maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention because the narrator drove me crazy, very cringe worthy.
What made the experience of listening to A Breath of Frost the most enjoyable?
The book was very original
Who was your favorite character and why?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I only listen to my books in the car while I drive to and from work.
Any additional comments?
I really like this book!