Friday, March 1, 2013

Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers

 I participated in the blog tour hosted by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours

Title: Frost Fire
Author: Olivia Rivers
Info: Website | Twitter
Release Date: November 20th, 2012
Publisher: Red Sparrow Press
Pages: 213
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most.

She’s a Mage.

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind.

While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.

I have been thinking about a million ways to start this review. It wasn't that this story was bad - it was different. It was different in a good way.

It has been a long time since I've read a story like the one presented here, because I've been stuck in the contemporary/erotica world for a little too long that sometimes I tend to forget that fantasy tales like these exist and that they make me happy.

Allai has been fighting Mages all her life and in a twist of events (or not, depending on who's point of view one is looking) Allai discovers that she is a Mage. In order to escape the death sentence she must put her life in the hands of Drake Rhaize, but can she trust him?

In a tale filled with magic and deception and love and sadness.

I think Allai is instantly a character that one can connect with. She is forced to bring out the bad side of herself, but that doesn't mean she's made of steel - there were a lot of good parts to her as well. And Drake...well, he was Drake, I don't really have an opinion on him.

What I do now, though, is that I will be reading the second book because it would be crazy of me not to!

It is a worthwhile read!

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