Friday, 22 February 2013

First Frost by Liz DeJesus Blog Tour - Review

First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Title: First Frost

Series: N/A

Author:  Liz DeJesus

Published: 22nd June 2012 by Musa Publishing

Source: Copy from the author for an honest review


Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

My Review

First Frost centres around one of my favourite things: Fairytales. So many great stories have stemmed from these simple tales which makes them all the cooler in my opinion. I love how many different versions of them there are and how one story can be told in so many ways. First Frost is about our world,here, and another world where the fairytales did take place all those years ago.

The main hero of our tale is Bianca Frost is a descendant of one of the most well-known fairytales around. She and her mother work in a family-owned museum dedicated to fairytale relics; from The Evil Queen's Mirror, to Rapunzel's Hair. It's a new, fun concept and I really enjoyed the stories.

The characters were good but they could've been developed a lot more and I think I would've preferred a 'wiser' vibe of sorts. To me the characters were all just a little on the childish side. I loved Bianca's parents story and how their love was portrayed as pure and true.

The book felt a bit rushed in places, like there weren't enough pages in the book so everything had to happen at super-speed. It was good and I really liked the story but I would've preferred a bit more detail and less going on. Maybe if the story was stretched into a couple of books so that some parts could've been more developed.

I liked the new take on the fairytale items and the overall fairytale feel to the story. I really like the idea of having a fairytale world that's stories have slowly been leaked into ours. I would've liked more story but I still really enjoyed what I read.

3.5/5 Whales

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23rd Feb: Guest Post & Giveaway
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  1. Hope you're enjoying your blog hopping, Liz! Wishing you a happily ever after in all your publishing ventures! Cheers!

    1. Hi Sharon! I definitely am. I love meeting new people. :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. Hey liz! Just hopping on by. Will spread the word.