Frozen review by alphatauri
Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One
by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Great Neck, NY, United States
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Imagine a world that stays only one temperature--freezing. Imagine cities full of ice, full of temptations like casinos and party grounds. Natasha Kestal knows this world well, but she wants out. The young blackjack dealer hires a suspicious but seductive mercenary named Ryan Wesson to help her gain passage to "the Blue", a so-called mythical paradise. As they journey across the sea, they are forced to confront the treacherous powers that threaten them. But the true danger may came from within: Nat holds a terrifying secret, one that may cause the doom of them all as she and Wes are drawn to each other. 

Opinion: 

Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series didn't impress me very much, so reading Frozen was a delightful surprise. The action in this book starts from page one and never lets you go. There are sea battles, magic battles, and shocking betrayals, just to name a few. There's also a fantastic element of mystery as we slowly learn more about the characters. Their secrets are brought to light one at a time and it was extremely fun to predict what would happen next. Most of the characters are very likable. I particularly liked Nat as she was one of the few female characters and was a tough role model. The one complaint I would have is the speed at which the romance happens. I felt it was a bit contrived, but could see why it happened. Overall, I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a story with romance, magic, dystopia, sea quests, and of course--dragons! 

Rating:
4
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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A small amount of violence.
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