Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Frostbitten by Heather Beck

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

22600360Title: Frostbitten
Published: June 23, 2014
Pages: 226
Format: eBook
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 Great beauty hides dark secrets...
Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lockhart has never led an easy life, but when she starts getting into serious trouble, she’s sent to live with her grandparents in Cedar Falls. The small, picturesque town hasn’t changed since she visited four years ago, with one exception – the presence of a handsome, mysterious boy named Frost. Despite warnings from her grandparents and friends to stay away from Frost, Anastasia can’t deny their attraction, and the more time they spend together, the deeper in love they fall. Unfortunately, Frost has a secret that is beyond Anastasia’s wildest imagination, and she soon finds herself in the midst of a supernatural legend that has haunted Cedar Falls for years.
Can Anastasia and Frost’s love really overcome anything, or are their fates much darker?


I love anything to do with werewolves and the paranormal. Not sure what attracts me to read them but once I find myself engaged within the story it is hard for me to put down.

With Frostbitten the story line was good. You have Anastasia who is a trouble teenager that lives with her mom. Her mother decides that it may be best to stay with her grandparents for a while and to see if that will straighten her up but she gets more than she bargains for.

Of course Anastasia isn’t too thrilled about it all but she knows that with a new town she can make a good impression or at least she hopes to.

But when does that ever work out for anyone. This is a coming of age story and Anastasia deals with bullying, first love and coming to know who she is as a person along with the unexpected paranormal.

The characters weren’t very complete to me. Kate who believes that the town is hers is jealous of Anastasia and I didn’t understand why. Anastasia wasn’t completely described to me so I didn’t know if the hatred was for looks or just because it was a new girl in town.

Anastasia and her relationship with Frost who seems like a decent guy didn’t click with me. It seemed I guess the word I would use is rushed. Now they didn’t jump each others bones but it was like that didn’t really get to know one another before they started dating. Yes I know the whole crush scene happens but it didn’t click.

I think the author could have used more of a character build up so we really got to know the characters. And make the plot more than open ended. I felt Anastasia’s behavior toward certain things such as how Frost acted didn’t seem real enough. I think if my boyfriend wasn’t talkative I would make him talk. Not sit there and wonder if he thought I was pretty or whatever.

I do wonder if this book will continue on as a series maybe? I felt that the way some of the characters acted such as Julia which when you read you will find out who that is, was mysterious. The whole scene within the nursing home something felt off there but it was never elaborated on. It is really hard to describe in words how the book seemed off in spots, and I am sitting here racking my brain on how to put it in words. Maybe it will come to me at a later time.

Overall good story. Just needs more character building, the way people act or comment needs to be straighten out so it seems real, and to try not to add more mysterious things to the story line unless you will be building up on it to give answer or to put out another book. Which I do hope that happens so maybe then some questions or why did this happen or why was this said or acted out is answered especially for me.

Heather Beck

Heather Beck is a Canadian Author and Screenwriter who began writing professionally at the age of sixteen. Since then she has written eleven well-reviewed books, including the bestselling series, The Horror Diaries, which has sold in six continents.
Heather received an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from university where she specialized in English and studied an array of disciplines. Currently, she is working on the Frostbitten series and has two anthologies slated for publication. As a screenwriter, Heather has multiple television shows and movies in development. Her short films include: Young Eyes, The Rarity, Too Sensible For Love, Circular, and the forthcoming Witch’s Brew.
Besides writing, Heather’s greatest passion is the outdoors. She is an award-winning fisherwoman and a regular hiker. Her hobbies include swimming, playing badminton and volunteering with non-profit organizations.