Tuesday, April 3, 2012

[Blog Stop] Frost by Kate Avery Ellison Guest Post + Giveaway

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person might end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing weather and threat of monster attacks, or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and treachery just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest, a young man from beyond the Frost named Gabe, Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in serious trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel, and her village has nothing to do with them. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle her farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but each move she makes puts her in greater danger. Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?

Katie was able to provide me a 6 Words Post

1.     Ice – The Frost is covered in snow and ice for much of the year, and the whole story has this feel of coldness.

2.     Blue – in the Frost there are these unique, winter-defying blue flowers called snow blossoms that help to repel the monsters. Everyone wears them and plants them around their houses and the paths to the village. Blue is sort of a symbolic color in the book.

3.     Watchers – the monsters of the Frost are called Watchers because they are always lurking in the shadows, watching, but they are rarely seen. Few know what they look like, although their tracks are everywhere in the snow and occasionally people catch a glimpse of their glowing red eyes in the darkness.

4.     Secrets – almost every character in the book is keeping a secret.

5.     Forest – most of the Frost is covered in snowy forests. The trees are tall and skeletal, and the Watchers slide unseen through the shadows.

6.     Love – Forbidden love, familial love... Frost is a love story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kate Avery Ellison loves long walks, late night phone calls, and reading while it rains. She thinks ice cream cake is the perfect combination and she has a love/hate relationship with the sultry climate of her hometown, Atlanta. FROST, her third book, is a YA fantasy/dystopian tale of love, sacrifice, and suspense.
Goodreads profile: http://goodreads.com/Kate_Avery_Ellison

Katie is giving away 5 gifts related to the novel in the rest of the blog tour, find them, here!


  1. This books sounds great, I'm very excited for the launch party. Every blog I stop at, I feel more excited!

  2. I have this book on my list of books to read! I love the 6 words. Fun.

  3. Love the idea of the blue flowers!It's unique!! Great post!!

  4. The Watchers sound SUPER creepy, which is Awesome! I love a book where the characters are keeping secrets! I have not heard of this one before but I am going to have to add it to my to read list for sure!!


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