Blog Tour & Review: ‘Shadow Frost’

I have heard a lot about this one on social media so I knew I had to join this tour! Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me on this tour.

You can see a summary and my review of the book below!

Shadow Frost

by Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.
 
Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes. 
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm. 
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.
 
Not one has ever returned. 
When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.
To kill it.
But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.
That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.
From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.
 

REVIEW

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I was absolutely stunned and blown away by this book! I couldn’t believe that it was a debut because it felt so compelling, entrancing and interesting. This story follows Asterin, who is the princess of the kingdom that this book is set in. She is such a strong character and I loved her so much! She takes it upon herself to save her entire kingdom and that takes so much bravery, going up against a demon that has defeated everyone before her. The world-building in this book is pretty wild. I couldn’t believe the detail that the author went to in order to create her world and that it truly worked so well together. The supporting characters are just as amazing as the main character. They’re like this group of friends (or misfits, if you like) who go on an adventure together in order to fight this terribly scary force that threatens their world.

I have to say that the twists in this book are CRAZY! I definitely didn’t see them coming at all and they were just so shocking. I can appreciate when a book can shock me because I am fairly good at figuring out a story but this one was just so awesome. I am so excited that there will be a second book because wow! This story needs to be told more and after that ending, I am eagerly anticipating the next one. I am impressed that this is the author’s first novel that she began writing at age 15! The ideas, development and characters are by far so unique. There is magic in this book as well as romance and there’s a perfect balance of that. A sort of love to hate relationship that you can’t get enough of. I think they worked well together and it wasn’t an instant love so I enjoyed that aspect too!

 
Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel, Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.

Follow Coco on Twitter @shadowfrost2019 and Instagram @CakeForCoco or visit her website at Coco-Ma.com!

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Blackstone Publishing is giving away to the first 150 entrants (1) signed bookplate, (1) Shadow Frost bookmark, (1) Shadow Frost button, and (1) Blackstone Publishing tote bag.

All you need to do is, pre-order Shadow Frost (links above) and fill out the form (click on this link).

Shadow Frost pre-order prize pack, sponsored by Blackstone Publishing, will open September 12th, 6 AM PST and close on October 1st 11:59 PM PST. The first 150 entrants will be selected and notified by email by October 22nd, 2019.

US and Canada residents only. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. By entering the pre-order prize pack, you agree to sign up for the Blackstone Publishing Newsletter.

Enter here!

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