Author: Kate Ellison
Series: 2nd (Frost)
Published: September 6th 2012 by CreateSpace
Source: Author sent for honest review
Description: Lia Weaver went against everything she’d ever known when she risked her life to help a Farther fugitive named Gabe escape from the Aeralian soldiers, and her life changed forever. And the Frost changed, too—the Farthers have taken over her village, a new group of vigilantes calling themselves the Blackcoats are making plans to overthrow the Farther occupiers, and the Thorns are seeking for her to join them. Lia seeks to fight back against the evil and injustice that has swallowed up her home, but danger lurks at every turn. The monsters that dwell in the deepest regions of the Frost are growing bolder and more dangerous every day, a Farther noble takes up residence in the village on a mysterious mission, and Lia discovers that her parents were harboring even more secrets. As the frozen world of the Frost grows even more perilous, can Lia survive?
I Give This ...
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was excited to learn there would more. I jumped at the opportunity to review Thorns when it was presented to me. For lack of better way to put it, this installment had a distinctive middle book feel to it.
Lia spends a lot of this book pining for Gabe, never mind that fact that he crossed over into another world with no chance of coming back. I get that she really liked him (maybe even loved him), but it this cold world she lives in you would think she wouldn't have much time for that. I think her brother and sister get a little tired of her too. I know in her heart that she thinks she's doing the best thing for them. But, she needed to realize that she is their older sister and not their parent. No matter what, they are in it together.
I did enjoy the addition of the Farther noble to the story. It brought an element to the story that I was really expecting. I'm curious to were this might lead, because I don't think he's being entirely truthful with anybody about what he wants. I'm also hoping that the next book will show a better picture about who the Thorns really all. We get just a glimpse of their organization and I really wasn't satisfied. I'm also immensely curious about the PLD and what it can do. It seems that there is nothing that people will do to get there hands on it.
I'm still enjoying the story so I look forward to the next one.