Thursday, July 12, 2012
Review: First Frost by Liz DeJesus
Review: First Frost is a fun and clever book. This is the first book that I've read by Liz DeJesus, and I was not disappointed. The book is fast paced and the characters likable and engaging. I want to again say how much fun I had reading this story. I was intrigued by the synopsis by the idea of a Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, which is why I signed up for the tour. I was not disappointed.
I really liked Bianca Frost, and I can understand how she felt about not wanting to go into the family business. I did go into the family business for a while, and well, it's stressful trying to be something you're not, or think you don't want. The supporting characters were fun, and the dialogue snarky. I really like her friend, Ming. She is just awesome and fun. She was willing to help Bianca out, even when she was terrified.
Bianca isn't your usual fairy tale princess. The girl has attitude. I really enjoyed reading about how Bianca discovers that there is more to herself, and works out her feelings for the family business as well as Terrence. Bianca is thrust into a secret world she never imagined was real. She learns that there is more to her family and to herself than she could have imagined. When her mother is abducted by the same evil witch that took her dad away Bianca has to find the strength within herself to rescue her mother with the help of some really cool magical artifacts and a string of side characters, including the goofy prince.
It's was an enjoyable retelling of the fairy tales we were raised on, but with a twist.
About the Author:
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007) and The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011). Liz is currently working on a new novel.
You can purchase First Frost on Amazon and other retailers.