Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blog Tour: First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Title: First Frost
Author: Liz DeJesus
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Publishing Date: June 22nd 2012
Pages: 274
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairytales
Series: Stand Alone
Source: Kindle

Goodreads Summary:

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.


Beautiful Cover, Great Title, Enchanting Synopsis… I couldn’t wait to read this book. I love fairytales and fairytale retellings. This book was really good; it was a bit of its own fairytale mixed in with a few retellings. This book had a little bit of the well-known fairytales with a bit of a twist.

The story is about 17 year old Bianca and her mother Rose. They run a fairytale museum in town which holds some great artifacts from many popular fairytales and Rose has an awesome story time for children every day. (I would so go to this museum) Bianca loves the museum and loves the stories her mother tells so well, but she doesn’t feel the magic anymore. Her dad has been missing for 10 years and her mother has a family only rule on the museum employees. The museum takes up all of her time.

One she comes home to see her mother in a fireball throwing battle and learns that the fairytales she has known all her life may not be just magic and that the magic she thought was fading lives with in her family line. Bianca now has to journey through a new line to save her family.

The characters were fun in this book. Bianca was a bit to get used to at first, she seemed a little whiney, but she found her strength quickly. She grew on my pretty fast and I was finding myself quite attached at the end. I was quite annoyed by her best friend Ming. She found herself in the mess of things at her own fault. She had no problem believing the story that Bianca told her but seem to whine the entire time she was involved. Luckily she didn’t she wasn’t the center of the story. I loved the prince! I liked the fact he wasn’t the normal prince, smart, handsome, and brave. He had the brave part down but he was a bit of a goof and gave me some really good laughs. There were a handful of other great characters. Some they meet along the way, a love interest, and a few family members. The characters were pretty easy to befriend and I will miss them a bit.

The story was a very fast paced, adventurous, entertaining read. Action, love, riddles, and spells filled the pages and it filled my evening with a great story. I would love to see more from these characters, but I believe this is just a standalone book.


Book Websites:

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About the Author: 

Liz DeJesus

Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) and First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 2012). Liz is currently working on a new novel.



  1. Hi Jenn Renee! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book! Yey! 3 hearts!! :D And yes, there will be a sequel to First Frost (finally finished writing it last week). Also thank you for being a part of the blog tour. :)

    1. I can't wait to read the sequel!

    2. As I'm going through my blog tour and meeting bloggers and reviewers it's great to read all these reviews because it lets me know what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong. Definitely helps me put more thought into the rest of my writing (especially the sequel). And you will definitely be among the first to receive Glass Frost once it's ready. :) Thanks again!


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