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BOOK REVIEW: Frostbite (Touch of Frost, #1) by Lynn Rush


Title: Frostbite
Series: (Touch of Frost, #1)
Author: Lynn Rush
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
Rating: 3.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: Not really, but it's left open-ended
HEA: Not really, but it's left open-ended
Review on Goodreads: HERE

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.

The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…


First things first: Frostbite's book cover is absolutely beautiful, and represents the book to perfection. That was actually what drew me to this story; the ethereal girl, covered in snow, and tipped in blue. But when I began reading, that's when the real magic happened...

With just her body and thoughts, Amanda can create cold, snow, ice, freeze, etc. any person, place, or thing. But because of those wonderful, oftentimes deadly powers, the same organization who murdered their parents are ruthless in their attempt to capture Amanda. 

And after the Coats murdered their parents, Amanda and Scott 'Smith' live life on the run. Place to place, town to town, they never settle—in fear of the Coats finding them, and capturing Amanda. 

With no one but each other to count on, Amanda and Scott's brother-and-sister relationship is strong, a force to be reckoned with (and, subsequently, that's one of my favorite aspects about the book). Well, besides Amanda has the unusual affinity for ice! 

Tired of running, Amanda and Scott become attached to a tiny town—and those inhabiting it. Soon, Amanda has a best friend as well as a maybe-boyfriend, and Scott's smoothie business is thriving. To protect all they've come to love, Amanda and Scott decided that they won't run from the Coats anymore, and that it's time to fight back

There were some unexpected twist to the story that took me by surprise. And I liked how mature Amanda was, and how fearless she seemed despite being scared of not only the Coats, but of herself.

But my absolute favorite thing about this book was Amanda and Zach falling in love, how he both melted her heart and warmed her up in ways that made me smile. And as consequence, their hearts-for-eachother (as well as her sister-strong friendship with her insta-BFF) gave her the determination to finally stop hiding from her fears. In fact, I would've liked even more of Zach and Amanda's romance infused into the story.

Although, there were a few parts of the book that I rolled my eyes at (but I can't quite go there without spoilers) overall, I thought Frostbite (Touch of Frost, #1) was a good 3.5-Star Young Adult read.  

*PS: I was given an ARC of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*