Book: Tears Of Frost by Bree Barton
Published November 2019 Katherine Tegen Books|480 pages
Where I Got It: I borrowed the hardcover from the library
Series: Heart Of Thorns #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.
Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. Pilar is on a hunt of her own. Betrayed by her mother, and plagued by a painful secret, she’s determined to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan… until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed.
As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdom’s promise of freedom and opportunity. But with the winter solstice drawing near, they must confront the truth beneath the glimmering ice, as lines between friend, foe, and lover vanish like snowflakes on a flame.
I liked Tears Of Frost, but I didn’t like it as much as the first book in the series. I don’t know if there are more books- I feel like there’s probably one more- but I would keep reading just to see what happens.
I finished this book pretty recently but I’ve already forgotten a lot of what happened. It was interesting to see Mia come back to life and try to find her mom. I really felt like her mom was built up to be this amazing person and she turned out to be someone who wasn’t as great as she was made out to be. It was like she was on a pedestal because she was gone.
I don’t know that I particularly cared for Pilar and Quin. Pilar had a lot to deal with and there was a part when they’re in the snow kingdom that reminded me of the scene in the first Fantastic Beasts when Newt and Tina go to MACUSA and are about to have their memories removed. That scene really stood out to me, and I’d love to see that particular scene on screen.
I am glad we got to see more of this world. There’s a lot more that we see and it was nice to travel a little bit. Having a world get bigger in a series is always cool, but I know there’s a chance we’ll be staying in places we’ve already seen. I’m fine with that, because there’s a lot that needs to happen before these characters can move on with their lives. I just hope that Angelyne is no longer queen because there’s been a lot of destruction because of her. Actually, I can’t remember if she’s still queen at the end of this book, but if she is, I hope she’s not queen by the end of the next book. So many details are not sticking with me, and I can’t remember what’s what. I think that means I should wrap this up.
3 stars. I liked it, but it’s a hard book to remember, even writing this a couple of days after finishing it.