Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: Thorns


Title: Thorns
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Series: The Frost Chronicles #2
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: September 5, 2012


Lia Weaver went against everything she’d ever known when she risked her life to help a Farther fugitive named Gabe escape from the Aeralian soldiers, and her life changed forever. And the Frost changed, too—the Farthers have taken over her village, a new group of vigilantes calling themselves the Blackcoats are making plans to overthrow the Farther occupiers, and the Thorns are seeking for her to join them.

Lia seeks to fight back against the evil and injustice that has swallowed up her home, but danger lurks at every turn. The monsters that dwell in the deepest regions of the Frost are growing bolder and more dangerous every day, a Farther noble takes up residence in the village on a mysterious mission, and Lia discovers even more secrets embedded in her past.

As the frozen world of the Frost grows even more perilous, can Lia survive?

My Thoughts:

The Frost Chronicles are such an indie gem! Stories like these are the reason I love indie books!

I love the world of The Frost. The hardy inhabitants who stubbornly survive in the face of constant hardship. And things have only gotten harder for the Frost dwellers, with the Farther occupation of their town.

I fell in love with Lia in Frost and I still loved her in Thorns. She is so strong and puts her family above all else, which is something I admire a lot. But Lia isn't perfect. She is fiercely independent and stubbornly refuses to lean on those willing to help her.

I also loved the growth on the secondary characters, especially Ivy. She grows from a scatter-brained kid to a young woman, something Lia doesn't always see. I also loved the new aspects of Jonn and Ann that are exposed in this sequel.

Oh, and [slight spoiler] a love triangle I liked! This hardly even happens. I usually hate love triangles, but this one is very natural and genuine and I loved it!

And what a majorly cliff-hanger-y ending. I can't wait for the third book!

On the Cover:

This cover isn't as gorgeous as the cover of Frost, but I do like it. I think it shows Lia's strength.

Rating: 5 hearts.

Source: I received an ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. I must be a masochist because I am actually a pretty big fan of a good cliffhanger! This sounds like it has some really good characters and I love that some of them grow so much throughout the story. Frost caught my eye in your Best Of.. post and now I want to read it even more!