Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Amber Frost by Suzi Davis

Release Date: December 7, 2010
Genre: YA Paranormal

The Story: (from publisher) Grace Lynn Stevenson is an eighteen year old girl who recently moved with her wealthy, but busy parents to a new city. She’s popular, pretty and rich - what more could a girl want? But deep down, she’s sad, lonely and plagued by nightmares. When she meets Sebastian Caldwood at her new private school, she’s inexplicably drawn to him and his strange tattoos. Sebastian always gets what he wants - he simply has to wish it; but he’s fighting his own inner demons, and struggling to remember a past that eludes him. When he remembers that he is much older than he looks, he realizes that he’s seen many people live and die, including Grace.

Once Sebastian realizes his true nature and finds what he has been searching for the past hundreds of years, he also realizes that it is now up to him to protect Grace from the dangers that have plagued them throughout eternity. 

My Review: Grace Lynn is perfect in every way. She's gorgeous, rich and is dating the most popular boy in her new school. She's in the "in crowd" and appearances mean everything to her. She never has a hair out of place and no one is ever aware that she could possibly be unhappy or stressed in any way. Unfortunately, she is unhappy and the pressure of being perfect is weighing heavily on her. Her boyfriend is less than attentive and it's clear that she's well on her way to being nothing more than his trophy wife if something doesn't change. It's then that we meet Sebastian and he instantly adds a bit of mystery to the story. 

When I first started reading this book I had some very high hopes. The story grabbed me right away and I was excited to see how the rest of it would unfold. Grace started out pretty difficult to like because of her obsession with appearances but I quickly warmed up to her and and it goes without saying that I was interested in what Sebastian's character was bringing to the plot. 

Sebastian's talent allows him to get pretty much whatever he wants just by wishing for it. If he really wants something, he almost always gets it. He just can't remember who he is, or where he came from. He knows there is a lot that he's forgotten and it's not until he finds Grace that he starts to remember again. 

I really enjoyed the relationship between Sebastian and Grace and found myself rooting for their relationship to make it through the troubles of Grace's parents, Sebastian's not-aging, and the important details that Sebastian has yet to remember. Once Sebastian's memory does return, things for them become even more difficult and there are new twists that will keep you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. The ending is quite a cliffhanger that has me interested to see what happens next.

I really enjoyed Amber Frost but there were parts of this book that left me wanting more. I felt like the first half of the book was very well written and thought out but found myself confused more later in the book and wishing for more detail in areas. It was overall a very good read and I am definitely interested in reading the next book in this series to learn more about Grace and Sebastian's world. 

My Rating:

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read this...

    My duaghter's name is Amber!!



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