Frozen by Christine Amsden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I fell in love with Cassie Scot in the first book I read of the series. I have read every book as they came out and not been disappointed once. I remember when I finished Stolen Dreams I was so sad because the author had said the series was finished. Then came the books about Cassie’s friends. And then, with hope never dying, I got the news that a new Cassie book was coming! Oh joy! The author did not let me down. Frozen picks up flawlessly and it is as if the series never had a break.
What I enjoy so much about these books is the way Christine Amsden blends fantasy with reality, blurring the lines and making the reader wonder if it couldn’t all be true. Cassie is not your perfect heroine. She is flawed as we all are, plagued with insecurities and doubts that come with being hurt by those you love. She does not let those thoughts and feelings hold her back though. Cassie bravely goes on, making her way through life, albeit a life filled with magic, vampires, werewolves and other creatures. Sometimes she makes mistakes that carry costs. Sometimes those mistakes can be fixed, sometimes not. But she keeps going, which is what we should do.
This series is, in my opinion, amazing! I am not big on choosing favorite books. It is too hard. There are so many that deserve that honor and many more I haven’t discovered yet. So I have kept my favorites down to two children’s books, my first book I read solo and my beloved Anne of Green Gables. With Frozen I have discovered just how much I love this series. I can honestly say it is my favorite series. I hope you will give it a try and that you will love Cassie and company just as much as I do.
In my opinion these books deal with heavy topics at times so I would use frequent discussions if permitting my teen to read it. I would recommend reading this series in the order they were released. You will miss so much of the actions and relationships that shape later books.
I would like to thank the author who provided an advanced copy for me to review. No expectation of a review, good or bad, was made. The review, and my gushing, are honestly how I feel about Frozen and the series. It is a series worth investigating. I hope you do.
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