by Kaitlyn Davis
Release:February 17th 2015
Genre: Fiction-YA: Dystopian, Apocalypse, romance
How I got it: received a copy from author
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.
Review: I'm a big fan of fairy tales and this was a very interesting take on the classics.
As a little girl Jade's world was turned upside down and she becomes a prisoner within herself lost in the queens thrall. As a member of the queen's guard she has had to prove herself in a mans world. She is given a special mission to get captured by the runaway prince and infiltrate the rebel base to act as a mole.
I enjoyed seeing Jade move from a frozen, uncaring soldier to a normal girl. Her transformation and emotional upheaval really made the book. Asher was ok, he made a good love interest but I didn't feel he was quiet up to Jade's level in the warrior department. She is a kick butt heroine.
I enjoyed the world building, having twenty century New York collide with a fantasy land was interesting. I'm not usually one for the YA Dystopian type books, but this one grabbed me and kept me interested all the way through.