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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Synopsis and book cover from www.goodreads.com

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 Comments :-

Since I was a child, I was fascinated with story about Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel and stories from the Grimm Brothers. At that time, I don't see the violence in between those lines. But as I grow up, the stories were "changed" by the new generation to be less violent. 

Anyway, where was I . Yes, I was looking for a book by another author which bears the same title. Happen to see this and the synopsis captured my interest. 

I find that it is easy to fall in love with this book as it has the characters which i love during my childhood.

Bianca who is a normal teenager suddenly found out that she is a witch and not only that; also the descendant of Snow White.

When her mom was kidnapped, she had to journey to the Ever After to rescue her.

What I like about this book is that the pace is quite fast. There is also this "silly" Prince who reminds me a bit of Don Quixotic. Love Bianca strong character. She was rash and yet brave.  
 I really like The Big Bad Wolf here

What I dislike about this book was the plot can be predictable at times. What Ming did here did not really endear me to her much.

Anyway, I look forward to subsequent book and thank the author very much for not leaving this book with a cliffhanger ending. 


3 comments:

  1. Definitely one I'll keep a look out for, thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. This probably isn't a book I would enjoy that much, although Of course I remember all those fairy stories from my childhood reading.

    I was really interested in the observation you made about the subliminal violence in these stories, which I had never really given much thought to. I wonder, Did it really do us so much harm that we now have to tone down the violence for the current and future younger generation?

    If you enjoyed this book, which has a great cover by the way, then you might be interested to know that book 2 in the series is now out. Check out the cover for 'Glass Frost', it really is striking and stunning

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18040360-glass-frost?from_search=true

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts,

    Yvonne.

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  3. It seems a little surprising that Bianca wouldn't believe in magic or that the items in the museum were real if guardianship is passed down from mother to daughter. You would think that her mother would raise her to believe? Sounds like an intriguing premise, so lucky that you found it!

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