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Blog Tour Review: First Frost

Welcome to my stop on First Frost Tour hosted by Young Adult Novel Reader.
See the Tour Schedule here
For generations, the Frost family has run
the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother
to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.” 
Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy
tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass
slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping
Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career
in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum.
She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course,
magic doesn’t really exist. 
She’s about to find out how wrong she is.


Review:

This book is really original. I haven’t read anything like this before and I enjoyed every bit of it. 

Fairy tales are awesome. I love them. I have seen all the disney movies but I haven’t read the original Grimm’s version of the stories. Though now, I am really curious. 

The story is told through the POV of Bianca Frost. Snow White’s great-great-great granddaughter. (Yes, you read that correct) So an evil witch Lenore had kidnapped Bianca’s mother and in order to save her Bianca travels to Everafter (A magical land where all fairy tales take place) with her best friend Ming. There they meet Prince Ferdinand and his servant Terrance.
The prince is amusing to say the least. He comes on a white horse and is looking for a “damsel in distress” to rescue. I couldn’t help but smile when he was around. But Terrance is the real hero of the story. I liked this twist. He is sweet and just really likeable.

So I loved all the characters. I also love the idea of a museum where all the magical things are stored. I would pay to visit such a place. 
Bianca’s journey to find her mother was adventurous and so fun! She meets the big bad wolf, uses Red Riding Hood’s cape, Rapunzel’s hair, learns magic from “the old woman”, lives in a brick house of the third little pig. Need I say more?

I think the climax was a little rushed. I wanted more action. Recommend this to anyone who loves fairy tales. It’s a clean, good fantasy novel.


About The Author: 
Liz
DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico.  She is a
novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable
of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi’er
Publishing, October 2007) and The
Jackets
(Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011). Liz is
currently working on a new novel.

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