Image of Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One


Image of Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One

A one-sitting read. The worldbuilding in Frozen is absolutely addictive — the high point of the novel. You’ll really feel like you’re traveling through this frozen, postapocalyptic country. However, though the plot is a good one, some problems are too easily solved by the heroes magically having the solution. The setting, the realistic characters and the fast pace mostly cover up this slight letdown.

When Natasha Kestal escapes from prison, she flees to New Vegas, one of the only bright spots left in a world now covered in ice. But Nat knows she’ll never be safe because her kind — people who can do things no one else can — are shunned and hunted. Her only chance is a legendary place called “the Blue.” Nat sets out to find it with mercenary Ryan Wesson, but the journey to find this paradise is dangerous, if not impossible. (PUTNAM, Sep., 325 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780399257544, HC, 12 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Julie Knowles