Friday, April 10, 2015

Gathering Frost (Once Upon A Curse #1) by Kaitlyn Davis


Will his kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart?
Once Upon A Time meets La Femme Nikita in GATHERING FROST, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.
Ten years later and Jade has forgotten what it is to feel, to care...even to love. Working as a member of the queen's guard, she spends most of her time on the city wall staring at the crumbling skyscrapers of old New York. But everything changes when the queen's runaway son, Prince Asher, returns. Jade is tasked with an unusual mission--to let the Prince capture her, to make him trust her, and then to betray his secrets to the crown. In return, she'll earn her freedom. But life outside the queen's realm is more than Jade bargained for. Under Asher's relentless taunts, her blood begins to boil. Under his piercing gaze, her heart begins to flutter. And the more her icy soul begins to thaw, the more Jade comes to question everything she's ever known--and, more importantly, whose side she's really on.

My Thoughts
★★★★★+ Perfectly Frozen Stars.
I received this book from NG in return for an honest review.
I have to admit, starting off, I didn't like Jade very much. Sure, she was awesome with the "I don't take crap from anyone. Don't even think about crossing me." attitude... But I have seen a lot of these kind of characters lately. When I first started, I really just wanted to put it down and leave it with a DNF (Did not finish) But, I didn't! I'm so glad I didn't either!
Once you get past that and around the time he "kidnaps" her, it starts getting REALLY amazing and it will suck you in. I ended up finishing it all in one sitting. I literally could not put this book down. I had to know what happened next. Though, there were a few parts that left me going, "What the crap?" while having to flip back a few pages to make sure I didn't miss anything.. I didn't, but the feeling was still there.. not really sure about that, but yet it didn't discourage me. If anything, it left me wanting more. This had me all over the place emotion wise. Ugh, my heart felt like it was going to explode through the last few chapters. Once I got to the end, I thought I was gonna fall over dead or something. I didn't want it to end, there were things I wish had worked out, I also would have loved to know if people found who they had been looking for.
Gathering Frost was a interesting rare read. I can't wait to read book two!

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