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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Frost Arch by Kate Bloomfield

It's happened. Technology destroyed our planet. Earth is now fire and ice. Humans are forced to live underground for 500 years.  Some humans have a rare genetic code that allows them to survive in the radiation. Through the years, they evolve even more and have special powers.  The humans with special powers are now called Mages. Humans have become ignorant beings, slaves of the Mages.  Avalon Redding is a Fire Mage. There is only one problem. She can't control her powers and so she ends up hurting innocent people. She wants to control the power, she just doesn't seem to be able to.  On top of that, her younger sister has shown no powers which places her in great danger. She will be viewed as a human and sent to prison or become a slave somewhere. To protect her, Ava will do anything. It's one of the reasons she decides it's time to leave home. What she doesn't know is her troubles and adventures are just beginning.

I loved this book! The setting, to me is very realistic. I can see our world ending up just as it's described in this book.  The characters are some of the best I've seen in a book of this type. Believable, caring, loving and protective.  It's amazing to see just how Avalon's adventure unfolds. You are always there rooting for her to overcome whatever obstacles that are put in her way.  This is a book worth buying, reading and passing on to friends. You will enjoy it immensely.

The only problem I found is the lack of a love story. It had all the other elements, mystery, intrigue, wonderful characters... just little to no love story. I think Avalon deserved to have one.

I gave this one 4 out of 5 books because Avalon didn't have a great love story.


  1. Thanks so much for your review!
    You will be glad to know that romance will ignite in the 2nd and 3rd books of the trilogy :)

  2. (I didn't want Avalon to become absorbed in a relationship so quickly, so I thought it would be more satisfying if I made the readers wait) ;)

  3. Now I know it's part of a trilogy, I can't wait to read 2 and 3.