Bargain eBooks #677:

First Frost by Liz DeJesus
Type: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  Barnes and Noble    iTunes     Smashwords
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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.”
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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…
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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.
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She’s about to find out how wrong she is.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“First Frost is a fun and clever book.  This is the first book that I’ve read by Liz DeJesus, and I was not disappointed.  The book is fast paced and the characters likable and engaging.  I want to again say how much fun I had reading this story.  I was intrigued by the synopsis by the idea of a Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, which is why I signed up for the tour.  I was not disappointed.
I really liked Bianca Frost, and I can understand how she felt about not wanting to go into the family business.  I did go into the family business for a while, and well, it’s stressful trying to be something you’re not, or think you don’t want.  The supporting characters were fun, and the dialogue snarky.  Bianca isn’t your usual fairy tale princess.  The girl has attitude.  I really enjoyed reading about how Bianca discovers that there is more to herself, and works out her feelings for the family business as well as the prince.
It’s was an enjoyable retelling of the fairy tales we were raised on, but with a twist.  I can’t wait for the next book.”–Reviewed by Jennifer G from Waiting on Sunday to Drown
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