I received this book in an exchange for a review and I was not financially compensated, all opinions that are stated are one hundred percent my own.
If you're a fan of the fantasy genre and you are really into fairy tales, open a new tab, get on Amazon, and search for First Frost by Liz Dejesus.
First Frost surrounds the main Character, Bianca Frost who works in her family-owned museum with her mom. The museum, which specializes in fairy tale artifacts, like Cinderella's glass slippers, Rapunzel's braid, The Evil Queen's mirror, etc., has been handed down in the family and will eventually become Bianca's, however, Bianca yearns for something different instead of carrying on the legacy of the museum.
Soon, Bianca uncovers a family secret, which shortly after her mother is kidnapped. Bianca must use her new found secret, some of the museums artifacts and must enter a strange new world to find her mother. Bianca brings along her best friend, Ming, into a journey that incorporates family, magic, romance, friendship and adventure. Bianca finds new friends and family in her adventure to find her mother, along with discovering her self.
That's as much of the plot I'm willing to give away, without giving away the whole story! First Frost was a fun read for anyone who likes adventure novels. I found that Bianca was a very easy character to relate to, and her best friend, Ming, reminded me of one of my best friends! It was very easy to insert my self in the story, which is something I really like to happen in books. I felt that the characters developed well, and Bianca's sarcastic commentary along the way was perfect. This story mostly incorporated the Grimm Fairy Tales, which a lot of Disney movies are based off of. It was very interesting to see these in a different light.
For all of you romance lovers out there, don't worry, there is definitely a romance in this book, and I loved it! I loved how it wasn't the traditional romance you would see in a fairy tale, but it felt real, like someone slowly developing a crush on someone to really falling for them. It felt realistic in the realm of fairy tales, which is something totally new!
I honestly don't really have any complaints about this book, and would recommend it as a quick and easy young adult read to anyone interested in the genre!
Good news! If you enjoyed First Frost, there is a sequel titled Glass Frost, which will be on the blog pretty soon!
If you're interested in First Frost, you should join Liz Dejesus Birthday Bash this weekend, on Facebook! Go ahead and click right here to join! It's a good chance to meet the author, and who knows?! Maybe some other special things will be going on! Please check it out ;)