Author: Kailin Gow
Date Published: 6/2010
All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don t see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.
This edgy tale about beautiful and dangerous fairies, based on Dutch lore, will leave you breathless...
I found my new favorite Fey series! I had the biggest book hangover after my favorite (still is a fav) the Iron Fey series. This one, so far anyway, reminds me of it, but in its own unique way. It is loosly based off the Dutch Folklore of the Snow Queen and Jack Frost.
This book is written very well, and I found myself flipping my kindle pages faster and faster. I had to know what was going to happen.
I warmed up to the main character Breena really fast, and found Logan to be awesome, loved him. I really warmed up to Kian the Winter Prince pretty quickly too.
This is as pretty short story, in the Kindle is 2413 at the end of Bitter Frost (most books are 3500-8500), I do have the 2 books in one, with The Wolf Fey, ( I wasn’t counting that part) a prequel of Logans story, which I look forward to reading. I am hooked on all things Bitter Frost series, so will be reading them all as I can get them, and will review some more of them here.
I will not be telling you a lot, but will say it’s a fun adventure following Breena into Feyland, and I really liked the beginning how she has the dreams that seem like memories at times.
One part was creepy when in Feyland, she was captured by the Pixie King, Delano, here is a part where he is talking with Breena, her asking if he will be eating her:
“Are you going to eat me?” I asked him.I thought perhaps it was better to get that niggling uncertainty out of the way.“Well, if you insist...” Delano laughed.“Not particularly,” I said.“Why would I eat you?” said Delano.“Don't you suck the blood of humans and fairies?”“Well, some,” said Delano. “But not important ones. Not fairies like you. And you're a Halfling, after all – which makes you extra rare, extra special! Why would I waste you on a meal?”“I wouldn't encourage it,” I said.“I've got much better plans in store for you,” said Delano.I wondered if he wanted to exchange me to the Summer Court, too.“Half-human, half-fairy. The most powerful combination. You have the magic of fairyland, but the life-force of the land Beyond the Crystal River – fertility, strength, passion. All qualities lacking in most fairies,” he continued. “What a race you could produce. Part-fairy, part-human,” he looked up at me and smiled. “Part-Pixie.”“I wasn't planning on breeding anytime soon,” I said.
So, you can see with that little tease, she has some interesting things going on.
I was so heartbroken at one point, but won’t tell you what. But it will make your tear up.
I really enjoyed reading the time she and Kian were able to spend together, and liked how it seemed their love grew. Their love took time to develop, even though it had already been there, from them actually growing up together when she was young, but she doesn't remember it well, just in her dreams.
I highly recommend this series; it’s really fun, suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I will be getting book 2 soon for sure, as the ending kept me wanting more. A bit of a cliffhanger, but a good one.
5 out of 5 big stars!
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Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.
She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project,http://www.savingyousavingme.com which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.
Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.
All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.
She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.
When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.
Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.
LINKS TO BUY
All in the series below, in order.
The rest of the blog tour is below
December 15 - Paulettes Papers - PROMO
December 17 - Known to Read - Review
December 17 - A Soul Unsung - PROMO
December 17 - The Solitary Bookworm - Review
December 18 - Pink Fluffy Hearts - Review
December 19 - Simple Books - Review
December 20- Reader Girls - Review