ARC Review : Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Shadow Frost || Coco Ma
(Shadow Frost #1)

  Published by | PUBLISHER on DATE

  Genres | Young Adult + GENRE

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IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises. Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes. Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm. Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down. Not one has ever returned.

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed. To kill it. But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known. That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

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I am in love! This amazing book was written by Coco Ma at age 15(!!!) and she has managed to write a captivating, heart-wrenching and lovable book! And can I just say that it needed to be wayyyy longer to satisfy my needs for this book to just, ya know, never end! Plus the way the epilogue just…. Let’s just say I need the next one!

This book had some defining points that I felt really spoke volumes in the story. First thing, was that I love how the love triangle was handled. Although Orion definitely got on my nerves a lot throughout this novel, I am not talking about that right now. I love how there was a love triangle and then it just got sorted out in a completely unpredictable way, but I loved it so much. Now, back to Orion. He reminds me of Edward Cullen - and no, I am not swooning. I am distrubed, he seemed very possessive and jealous, and needed constant power in a situation, which I felt didn’t fit Astrin since she was such a strong and self-assured character.

The world was extremely well written, and built. The powers of the characters were just an extension of the characters. I am so glad about this to a point that I cannot explain since I feel that the characters just got that much more vibrant. The other thing that I found with this novel is that I got fanfiction vibes. Now, I am an avid fanfiction reader - especially of my ineffable husbands - and so I can say with absolute conviction that fanfiction vibes are not always trash. Although I do struggle with self-insert ones, or the ones where fifteen year olds are sold to One Direction. They rub me the wrong way.

I loved this novel so much, and apart from the creep boyfriend, I loved it! I recommend that you either buy it right now, or just stop existing. Them is the rules.

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  1. Aww yay I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much, hopefully you don't have to wait too long for the sequel.

  2. Ooh, awesome review, Emma! I really wanted to read this, so I'm glad you liked it ... other than the creep boyfriend XD. Awwwh I just am finishing up After and asdhwguwhkl ewwww I'm in loveee. Also why am I not getting notifications for AFCTL? O.o

    1. Yeah, he is a very not nice dude.
      After is...well, you know, Aditi XD
      Because I am a slacker that's why! Sorry

  3. When I heard that Coco Ma was 15 when she wrote this book, I just about fell over in my seat. That's crazy!! I'm glad you loved it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. Amazing review!!! I want to read this one so badly!


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