Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: First Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost

Author: Liz DeJesus

Publication Date: June 22, 2012

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Genre: Fantasy



Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

My Thoughts: Fairytale stories, shows and movies are really growing in popularity again and I understand why. There is something about the classic tales that we all know - the magic, the wickedness, the happily-ever-afters - that draw people in and allow them to believe in the impossible and love stories. I really enjoy the twists that authors and script-writers have been putting on our fairy-tales and truly making them their own.

Bianca Frost has always thought that the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts that her family ran was just a nice hoax, letting people believe that the items they displayed were true artifacts from beloved tales. That is, until she found out that she was wrong. The items in the museum were real and she came from a family line with roots back in Everafter.

After one horrible night, Bianca is forced to venture into the world of fairytales and save her mother from the clutches of an evil witch who is hell-bent on destroying their family. Armed with only a few magical items and her best friend, Bianca must journey through Everafter. Luckily, they meet a charming prince, his man-servant and a friendly bear along the way to help them out.

I enjoyed reading First Frost a lot. It was a fun book that didn't seem to take itself too seriously. We get to experience pieces of fairy-tales we know and love through the artifacts but follow a completely new girl on a new quest. I did wish at some points that we would get more detailed descriptions or more details in general of what happened when some time elapsed, but I think I also enjoyed it at the same time because it moved the story along without becoming dull. It was a semi-different concept on a theme that is growing in popularity and I liked it.


  1. I loved the light-heartedness of First Frost too. It was a fun adventure. :)

  2. Hi Kristal! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :)


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