Monday 24 February 2014

My review of Breath of Frost

A Breath of Frost (Lovegrove Legacy #1) by Alyxandra Harvey
Release Date: January 2, 2014
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A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy, #1)In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. 

Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies. 

Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?

A threesome with an ancient power that could put everyone at risk. A Breath of Frost is an explosive beginning to the Lovegrove Legacy about the witches and warlocks of the 19th century. What can I say? I fell in love very quickly with the characters, setting and Harvey's great writing style. She is the author of the Drake Chronicles, which is about vampires and I adored that series so I knew that her take on witches would not let me down.

A Breath of Frost is about three cousins who has witchcraft in their ancestry, but none really know anything about it until Emma breaks a spell that finally allows each of the cousins' powers to show. However, breaking the spell also unleashed a dark force and opened the gates to the underworld.

I really enjoyed the multiple point of views that the chapters were told in to get a 360 degree view of the whole story, but it also made the story that much more thrilling. The alternative POVs also offered more background to the story and drip-fed us information in order for the plot to slowly unravel itself........ It was just amazing, guys.
The overall book focuses mainly on Emma, but we do get to see Gretchen and Penelope and how they cope with their powers. But it also means that we get three kickass romance plots. I LURVEEDD Cormac. Yes, a funny name; but he is a brilliantly charming character who you will fall in love with, even when Emma may not.
Alyxandra Harvey is simply brilliant. Her writing is flawless and her stories are captivating and draw you in when you least expect it. A Breath of Frost is a clear sign that the upcoming books are going to have a lot to offer. The magic, the action, the romance... Please, I need you, Whisper the Dear, my dear sequel. 

For those who prefer vampires, that's okay, I can swiftly refer you to Harvey's Drake Chronicles series.
A review copy was provided by the publisher

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed it overall, but I felt it was just a little too long in places. It didn't have my full attention all the way through.