NetGalley Review: Frostborn by Lou Anders


Crown Books for Young Readers To Be Published Aug. 5, 2014 352 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
To Be Published Aug. 5, 2014
352 Pages

Karn’s destiny is to take over his family farm in Norrongard. But he doesn’t want to; He rather play the board game Thrones and Bones.

Thianna is half human,  half frost giantess. She isn’t taken seriously as a gaint because she is too short.  But she’s also too tall to be a human.

When family issues drive Karn and Thianna into the woods to run for their lives, their destiny is connected and they must fight for their life against a 1500 year old dragon,  a two faced uncle and a undead warrior.

This was a really good read.  Firstly, what I liked about this book was the fact the interaction I felt immediately when beginning the book.  Karn is a believable character despite the fantasy setting. He doesn’t want to follow in his dad’s footsteps but he isn’t rude or disrespectful about it. I like that. The whole trend of really rude children is annoying.

Thianna is different.  She has this huge chip on her shoulder because she wants to be accepted as a giant. Because of this chip she is extremely competitive and quick to overactive and to allow her emotions take over. But I liked her.

What I didn’t like about the story was the rush. I like a fast paced story but I felt that the author was trying to get so many action scenes in s short amount of time. Also the story was predictable.

But beyond that I liked the characters and I liked the story overall. 4Pickles

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