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Frost Burn (Fire and Ice #1) by Erica Stevens



Frost Burn was the book picked for this month's PNR Book Club held by PNR Book Lover Reviews blog. I did not dislike this book, but sadly I can't say I loved it either....


Blurb:
After years of running, Quinn has finally found a town to settle down in while she searches for the man who tore her life apart. Despite her every intention not to, she’s started to put down some roots and make friends. However, the small bit of solace she’s found is quickly shattered when a group of vampires walk into the bar where she works and turn her life upside down. 

Looking only to stop for a few nights and have a good time, Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn. Determined to keep her free from the vampires looking to use her as a weapon, Julian is stunned to discover himself starting to care for the mysterious woman with a dark past she’s unwilling to reveal. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the vampires after her are only a part of the problem. This quiet little town is hiding a violent secret of its own; a secret that not only threatens the town, but Quinn in particular. 



2.5 Stars

Frost Burn is meant to be about Quinn and Julian. Quinn has been through hell and back and wants revenge to what was done to her. But she is also in hiding and afraid of those who might come after her. 
Julian is a very old vampire trying to be better, he doesn't want to be the monster he once was. When his paths crosses with Quinn he wants to help her. She doesn't want his help, but he is as stubborn as she is....

The main reason I didn't love Frost Burn is that it claims this: "The Fire and Ice series is a spinoff based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series in order to enjoy this book or its successors."
However that is not true. If you have not read the other series (which I haven't) you will undoubtedly feel lost or bombarded with random pointless information. I really did not enjoy that. At the beginning of the book I didn't know exactly what was going on, I felt I should have known things prior to reading it. And when we got half way I was just bored with the amount of information dumping that was given (necessary when you mention characters and plot from other books so much). So yah... that was my biggest problem with this book...
The other thing that didn't work for me was maturity level. PNR's (for me at least, I realize this complaint is personal) need to be adult romances. This was paranormal YA*. The blurb also says The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+ so I know that will improve as the series progresses, but it was sadly one other thing that did not work for me here. 

All in all it wasn't a bad book. But there was no way for me to truly enjoy it without having read the other series. So it ended up being very mediocre for me. 

*I'm labeling this as YA. But please note I have not read the other books in the series and the blurb itself does claim that the maturity level go up. The YA label is for Frost Burn only and it is my personal opinion. The publisher probably classifies it differently. 

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  1. PNR Book Lover ReviewsOctober 19, 2018 at 7:42 PM

    Love your review and honest feedback!

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