Sunday, April 9, 2017

ARC Review: Frost Bite by Alexandria Bellefleur

From The Blurb:
After his sister touches a lethal Frost Flower and succumbs to Frozen Sickness, Rainor seeks out the mysterious Dragon, who purportedly holds the only cure for the fatal disease. In gratitude for saving his sister's life, Rainor agrees to bring him fresh bread twice a week—despite the man's insistence he wants for nothing.   
As Rainor makes his deliveries, the two slowly become friends, and Rainor finds in the Dragon all the things he never found in his little village. But on his way to make his latest delivery, the unthinkable happens, and Rainor fears that if he asks for the cure he needs to live, he'll lose the man he's coming to love…

Karen's rating:

Do you remember, when you were little and...

it was bedtime and you wanted your mom or your dad to read you a story....

Well this isn't quite that story but now that you're older if you'd like a bedtime story...this will work nicely.

Admittedly my biggest disappointment here is...there's no dragon...I have to say I felt a little cheated on that except one of the MCs name was Drachen and in truth he's no mere man but if you want to know why he's'll need to read the story. Which shouldn't be problem because honestly it was a beautiful story.

I was totally enchanted with the fairytale feel of this story. It was so...enchanting. I do wish that the story had been longer but not because it was lacking or incomplete in any, it was because I was enjoying it so much. It's been a long time since I've read a book that truly had me wanting to curl up and snuggle my favorite teddy bear...yes, I have a favorite, his name is Jackson, but I'm not here to talk about my bears. I'm here to tell you about this wonderful story that had me wanting to curl up with my favorite bear while someone read me a story.

I'm not going to say anything about the details of this story because I truly want anyone who chooses to read this to hopefully be as enchanted with it as I was. While the blurb does give the general gist of what the story is about there were so many other details some smaller, some more important and all adding together to create a very different story from what I was expecting.

If you enjoyed fairytales when you were young and would like to revisit the beauty of those stories only with an adult touch to it, this is the perfect story. It's Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast and Snow White all rolled up into one.


An ARC of 'Frostbite' was graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.,13828195

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