Today's post is on Frozen by Melisaa De La Cruz and Michael Johnson. It is the first in their Heart of Dread series. It is 325 pages long and is published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. The cover is blue with a girl's face rising from water. The intended reader is someone who likes young adult, dystopian, and unexpected magic. There is mild language, no sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the dust jacket- Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.
At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.
But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.
Review- This book is a very interesting mix of science fiction and fantasy. Having read the Kate Daniels series I can draw some comparisons. I did like the Fae angle for the fantasy side and the science fiction stuff that humans are dealing with. But at times I was bored with it. I think that the mystery of what is going on in this world a little too long. Some of the bad guys and scenes with them could have not been there and I think I would have liked the book better. The last fight was important and I liked it but other than that one I think that the characters dealing with the end of the old world and all the threats that people like Nat have is more than enough. But I did like all the characters and I found them be interesting and engaging. And I am curious about they are going to save the world.
I give this book a Three out of Five. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.