Monday, January 3, 2011
Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow
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.
Although I have read stories similar to this one, I did still enjoy Kailin Gow’s story of the Winter Fey. There were times when I felt the story was rushed, and I felt there were key plot points that seemed incomplete. But overall the book was an easy read that leaves you with a huge cliffhanger. The relationship between Logan, Breena’s best friend, and herself seems kind of one sided with Breena always putting herself down and Logan constantly praising her. Although this does change once she is taken to Feyland by Kian, the Prince of the Winter Court and her once intended husband. On Breena’s sixteenth birthday, her Fey powers become stronger and there are some from Feyland that wish to do her harm. Followes into Feyland by Logan, Kian takes Breena as his prisoner in order to exchange her for the release of his sister, Shasta, a prisoner of the Summer Court. Almost immediately they are attacked and she is taken prisoner by the Pixie King, during her rescue Kian is captured and it’s up to Logan and Breena to set him free. Tragedy befalls the trio and Breena blames herself. As they spend time together old feelings between Breena and Kian are resurrected and now they must find a way to be together without betraying the people of their Courts.