Gathering Frost is dystopian revision of Sleeping Beauty according to the blurb, but I see a lot of The Ice Queen. Either way, if you liked Princess of Thorns, Stitching Snow, Snow Like Ashes, and any of the other recent fairy tale retellings, you will enjoy this fast and easy read. The ebook is well worth the $2.99, but if you go HERE before April 12, 2015, you can enter a goodreads raffle to win a free signed paperback copy.
Jade was only a child when a massive earthquake rocked NYC and the world of Fairy Tale collided with the real world, leaving her under the thrall of an ice queen who stole her emotions and her childhood. Jade is now a woman – a warrior in the queen’s guard, and the queen commands her to infiltrate the rebel movement, which is supported by the one person immune to the queen’s powers — her only son and heir. This was a fast paced and engaging read. While the romantic elements fell a little short for me, I was impressed with the character of Jade and her isolation as a female in a world that was still a man’s world despite a queen’s power. The motivations of all of the major players are well established. The plot was much more than a predictable retelling, and this is the first in a series of what promises to be an interesting new world populated by unexpected twists on characters that readers already love. This is an indie author who writes like she has a team of editors behind her, so this was a bargain at under $3.