Monday, November 18, 2013

Frozen Trailer & Review

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Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
Published: September 19, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopian. Paranormal
 Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.





  Frozen...where do I start to express all the feelings you've brought out of me in the mere 325 pages. First Frozen was nothing like I expected! No, it was really the total opposite! But it really turn out to be an enjoyable book, more then I thought it would after the beginning failed me. The beginning was kinda boring, and really slow. I thought it was interesting to learn about there world and what hardships they experienced, but it just felt like it dragged a little too much until we hit about the 30% mark. Then it definitely picked up, and kept my engrossed, in this fascinating frozen world!

The Plot

  The world had change from the before. It is now covered in ice and death. The RSA (Remaining States Of America) military has taken control, and rules with a iron fist. They are brutal and cunning, and will go to any means necessary to get what they want! They hunt the ones with the "Mark". The children born from the worlds destruction with mysterious, and magical powers.

Nat, born with the mark, longs for a way out! She wants more then the pain, death, and heartache Las Vegas brings. Within her soul of ice, is a spark of hope. She's heard of the only remaining paradise left, The Blue. The Blue is a paradise where all is still right in the world. Some say its a fantasy, but many believe it really exist. And Nat is one of those strong believers, that knows its out there, somewhere, waiting for her to claim it. She feels it, and she is willing to do pretty much anything to get to the there where she is safe with the mark branded on her chest.

 So Nat, secretly planning, scheming, and hoping, she can make it out of Las Vegas and to the Blue, finally gets her break when the young and handsome Ryan walks into Nat's casino, and into her heart at the same time. He reluctantly aggress for him and his crew to escort her across the sea to this "Mysterious Blue", but not without the right price. Ryan and his crew are pretty much starving along with the many other poor people that seek shelter in Las Vegas. 

So as they set out to The same Blue many others have searched and failed to find, they find trouble around every corner, as natural disasters arise, attacks, kidnaps, food shortages, boating problems, and even murder! You name it, they had it, and all Nat just wants is a fair shot at a normal life. Because being the marked is a deadly game she does not want to play, but she might not have a choice, because her secrets are bound to come out as they sail the ocean Blue!

I really thought this book was original and entertaining. I loved the frozen aspect of the book, and the marked ones that everyone fears, and the dragon, even though we only get one or two chapters of the dragon, but what time we do get, is really awesome and Epic!

I am eagerly anticipating the next book in this series, and would recommend Frozen to anyone who likes dystopia's, paranormal, action, adventure, and of course romance!

 4 Bone Hearts 



Melissa Cruz

 is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, and the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series. She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and Fox News.
Michael Johnston
is Melissa de la Cruz’s husband and co-creator of the Blue Bloods and Witches of East End series, and the co-author of the Wolf Pact series.
Melissa & Michael
 collaborate in every capacity in crafting their books, from plot outlines to character sketches and dialogue, from first draft to final polish. They have a daughter and live in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.



  1. I have heard such mixed reviews of this one, but I am still pretty curious about it. I am glad that I read your review because I will know not to give up until I give it the 30%. Maybe I will run across it at the library one day and bring it home with me!

    1. Thank you Jamie! I always love reading your opinions on my reviews! This one sure was a mixed book! While I liked it, but it didn't take me that extra mile like it could of did I'm hoping the second book takes a different route, and the pacing and plotting is stronger.

      Happy holidays, and thanks for commenting! :D

  2. I have heard many mixed reviews. It seems the plot will may you like Frozen or hate it lol. It does sound engrossing though. You wrote a very thorough review :)

  3. I was not sure about this book for a while (heard too many bad things), but after reading your review maybe I should give it a shot.


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