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Bitter Frost

A book by Kailin Gow

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An Excellent and Captivating Story!

  • Jun 8, 2010
Rating:
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Growing up, did you ever feel as though you just didn't fit in? That what is considered "the norm" was just out of your reach? Well, this is exactly how Breena has felt her entire life. To top that off, she has always found herself, within her dreams, living in a world among fairies. Always, within those dreams, is a breathtakingly handsome boy named Kian. When not dreaming, Breena uses her amazing talent to bring these dreams to life on canvas, sharing her paintings only with her best friend, Logan.

Life, however, takes a spinning leap out of the ordinary, when on her sixteenth birthday, Breena spots what she feels deeply to be a mean spirited pixie, on the roadside. Seeing his face buries an excruciating unease within Breena's soul. A short time later when Logan comes to Breena's house and she tells him what she has seen, she begins to wonder why Logan never questions her sanity, about such outrageous tales. It does not take long for Breena to find that answer, as well as the answers to so many other questions that have been tugging at her - in addition to raising even more questions.

When Breena is transported to Feyland, she discovers that she is a rare sort of being - part human, part fairy and her life is a much desired one by Feyland royalty. Tapping into unknown and amazing magical talents, Breena must use her wits, intelligence and courage to survive, all while trying to reign in her heart for Kian.

Bitter Frost is an amazing adventure into a world of fantasy and realms that exist only within our imagination (or do they?). This is a story of a young girl who finds herself living within her dreams, turned reality. A new reality that she must survive or face death, for reasons that are beyond her control. Readers that are looking for an escape from the stress and craziness of everyday life, Bitter Frost will indeed be a treat. Whether you are familiar with stories of fantasy or new to this genre, there is something to appeal to every taste within these pages. From adventure, romance, suspense, fairies, pixies and other mythical creatures, Bitter Frost will take you on a journey that you will want to revisit again. With an ending that will leave the reader craving and aching for more, book two in this series cannot be released soon enough. Kailin Gow is a marvelously talented author that will captivate readers spanning a wide age range, from young adults to adults alike. Her writing voice is one that will transport readers into the pages of the story and make them feel as though they are in Feyland, right beside Breena. I greatly enjoyed Bitter Frost and look forward to delving into future works from the delightful Kailin Gow!

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The dream had come again, like the sun after a storm.

It was the same dream that had come many times before, battering down the doors of my mind night after night since I was a child. It was the sort of dreams all girls dream, I suppose a dream of mysterious worlds and hidden doorways, of leaves that breathe and make music when they are rustled in the wind, and rivers that bubble and froth with secrets.

Dreams, my mother always told me, represent part of our unconsciousness the place where we store the true parts of our soul, away from the rest of the world. My mother was an artist; she always thought this way. If it was true, then my true soul was a denizen of this strange and fantastical world. I often felt, in waking hours, that I was in exile, somehow somehow less myself, less true, than I had been in my enchanted slumber. The real world was only a dream, only an echo, and in silent moments throughout the day it would hit me: I am not at home here.

I would shake the thought off, of course, dismiss it as stupid, try and apply my mother's armchair psychoanalysis to the situation. But then, before bed, the thought would come to me, trickle through the mire of worries (boys, school, whether or not I'd remembered to charge my Ipod before getting into bed, whether or not my banner would be torn down yet again from the homeroom message board) will I have the dream tonight? And then, another thought would come to me alongside it. Will I be going home again.

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ISBN-10: 1597488984
ISBN-13: 978-1597488983
Author: Kailin Gow
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: The EDGE
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