Bitter Frost and The Wolf Fey by Kailin Gow (Kindle Edition) – Read December 28, 2011
Cost: $1.99 (As of This Post)
Official Description: (This is the first book in the Frost series) – All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them…beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don t see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That’s fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.
My Take: After reading about werewolves for so long I have slightly deviated into the world of the Fae (fairies), yes there world also include a werewolf and the second book in this “2 book” set is about the werewolves (I’ll get to that in a bit). First I want to start with Bitter Frost, this is a novella and a really quick read. In print the whole book is 254 pages most of which is indeed Bitter Frost. I know some people would classify this as full length, but to each his own. I really enjoyed this story, the author is writing based on a Danish version of the Snow Queen and Jack Frost, so we have some old mythology to fall back on and give this some more substance. I liked the writers style, she wasn’t over the top with her teenage-isms and the story in fact seemed rather proper, but we are dealing with fairy royals a lot so it’s fitting. I like the world building and everything worked really well together. The characters are developing well, though I am always rooting for the underdog, this was indeed an enjoyable and worth while read.
Now on to The Wolf Fey, though it was interesting to read more about Logan I just wasn’t feeling this short little story. Especially when the events coincide with the beginning of Bitter Frost there are just some things that don’t match up in the story. Really I just wasn’t feeling it, yeah it’s cool to see Logan’s perspective, but it was very mediocre.