Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Title: A Breath of Frost
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publish Date: January 7, 2014 (Tomorrow!)
Source: Netgalley

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a YA fiction fan.
  • You like historical fantasy.
What's the Story?:

From "In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft. Beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring new underworld visible only to those with power is now open to the cousins. 

But unbeknownst to them, by claiming their power, the three cousins have inadvertently opened the gates to the Underworld. 

Now the dead, ghouls, hellhounds-and the 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 unravel the clues and mystery behind their heritage and power before their gifts are stripped away ...or even worse, another witch is killed?"

My Two Cents:

"A Breath of Frost" is the first book is a new series called The Lovegrove Legacy. It's the story of three cousins: Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope who discover that their family may have magic and witchcraft in their blood. The book takes place in the early 1800s in England, which is a setting I absolutely loved. This young adult fiction book has a little bit of something for a lot of different kinds of readers. I can tell you that I will definitely be on the look out for the future books in this series.

Strange things are happening to Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope in this book. They should be focused on their debutante year and their entrance into society but there are a lot of other things happening to them that are keeping them from focusing on those more fun things in life. I really liked the characters but I did wish that we got to know a little bit more about them individually. This book is very much action driven rather than character driven.

I really liked that this book was set in a historical setting. I loved all of the detail about the things that the characters witnessed and how their families live. All of the families are fairly rich so it was interesting to see how they moved in that world. The historical details made this book jump out at me!

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. There is a lot of action and it was a great opening to a new series!  


  1. Okay, this sounds like a delicious guilty pleasure read! I want!

  2. Any fan of witches would really enjoy this book. Any fan of Alyxandra Harvey's will certainly enjoy this. It's a great first book to what will hopefully be a very well done trilogy with fantastic characters and intriguing stories.
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