Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review: First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Title: First Frost

Author: Liz DeJesus

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Pages: 233 (Print), File size: 377 kb


Where to buy: Amazon , Barnes & Noble

Reviewer: Mel Chesley. (This book was given to me by the author to review. )

Summary from Amazon:

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.

My thoughts:

First Frost by Liz DeJesus is a great read! Adults will love it as much as teens. If you like the Grimm's Fairy tales, you will like this book. While it does not go into the details the Grimm brothers dove into, it does give you a more in depth look at the fairy tales and the magical world they stem from.
Magic is alive and well, Bianca can attest to it!
When a witch opens a portal right in her back yard, Bianca witnesses the clash of power between her mother and the witch. Who knew!? Kept in the dark for most of her formative years, Bianca suddenly has a lot to learn. But when her mother is kidnapped and Bianca is forced to trade the Evil Queen's spellbook for her mom, she drags her best friend to the Magical Kingdom in hopes of rescuing her. And of course, find a handsome Prince and his bodyguard along the way. But Bianca has to wait for her Happily Ever After.

I loved this book. It was a great, fast read and clean. Definitely a good book for YA. Very few errors, nothing that interrupted the flow of the story. With that being said, I give this book:

Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Mel Chesley


  1. Hi Mel! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book. :D And yey! 4 1/2 stars! WOOHOOO!

  2. Replies
    1. YEY! :D Can't wait to send you the sequel. :D