Disclosure: I received eBook copies of First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus, in exchange for my honest opinion. This has not influenced my opinion in any way. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog!
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.
When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.
Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire.
In First Frost, we learn that fairy tales are much more than just tales…that they are actually true stories. I really love this concept in a book. I’ve noticed several books have come out over the past few years with this as a central theme. I really think Liz DeJesus does a great job of coming up with her own unique perspective and giving us a brand new story. I definitely felt like I could relate to Bianca. She keeps to herself, she’s quiet. Meanwhile, she’s more powerful than she could ever know. There’s mystery, fantasy and adventure all in one fascinating story.
In Glass Frost, the story continues with even more wonderful details. Liz creates a beautiful world in Everafter. I felt hooked right from the beginning. The story is full of twists and turns and just makes you want to keep reading and not put it down. Liz is an incredible story-teller and I am really looking forward to what she comes up with next!
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