“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”
Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most.
She’s a Mage.
Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind.
While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.
Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
Publication date: November 20th, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Stunned. I am just……STUNNED right now!
I received Frost Fire as a review request for this blog tour and the first thing I noticed was the cover. It is just BEAUTIFUL. I started reading and was IMMEDIATELY pulled in. The characters are highly intriguing and she’s built this complex world they live in. Everyone knows I am partial to demons and not having read the synopsis for this book, I had NO CLUE I was about to step into this crazy hierarchy struggle of demon breeds with crazy powers. The whole world that makes up Frost Fire is just unreal.
I loved the story line. Beginning to end. Well, if you can call it an end. Frost Fire is left wide open to carry on as a series. I have no idea how many books there will be in this series but I will most assuredly be following it to the end.
The story surrounding the main characters and what they are keeps the story moving at an extremely fast pace. The more you learn about them, the more you want to know! I LOVED the character of Drake. In the readers eye, he goes through the most transformation in this book, taking on much different roles as the story progresses. By the time you reach the end, you see him in a FAR different light than you do at he very beginning. And he’s not the only one. The character development in Frost Fire is flawless across the whole cast.
Nothing is predictable either, which is one of my favorite aspects of this book. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, it would take an abrupt turn. The character development plays a HUGE part in this because just when you think you have everyone pegged as “the good guy” or “the bad guy”, the world gets flipped around on you.
As I said at the start, this book left me stunned. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and am highly anticipating the next book to see where the story goes from here. I am giving Frost Fire 5 solid stars. A total page burner. Frost Fire will be one that I will definitely be rereading and recommending to anyone willing to listen.
To top everything off, I was further floored when I decided to reach out to the author about doing an interview. Not only is she a talented writer, she’s a high school student. To add to that, she’s quite the artist! That absolutely GORGEOUS cover was created by her as well. I believe that Olivia Rivers has a very promising career ahead of her in the writing world and I for one will be following it.
P.S. She agreed to he interview so stay tuned for that as well!!
We are giving away 1 ebook copy of Frost Fire (Tortured Elements #1) for this tour!
Open to residents worldwide!
Winner will be chosen March 1st at 12pm EST.
Olivia Rivers is a high school student, a literary agent intern, and an obsessive-compulsive reader. She has a slight obsession with Kootenai County in Idaho, and she’s pretty sure life will always be awesome as long as Irish accents exist. She lives with dysautonomia, a chronic medical condition affecting her nervous system. Portions of proceeds from her “Tortured Elements” series go toward supporting youth with dysautonomia.