Thursday, November 3, 2016

Crystal Frost Series Reviews...


Title: Fire in Frost
Author: Alicia Rades
Genre: YA Paranormal


Blurb:

CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers there's a much bigger story behind her mother's Halloween-themed shop than she ever realized. Now blessed with the ability to see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead, Crystal must use these tools to save those who have come to her for help.

But that's not an easy task between learning how to use her abilities, trying to hide them, and uncovering the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Add blackmail to the list of things Crystal never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. Will she learn to control her abilities in time, or will the whole school learn of her secret before she's ready to reveal it?



So book one starts with Crystal learning that she has psychic abilities which have suddenly started to manifest.  She thinks she is going crazy after seeing the ghost of a dead classmate.  A classmate who wants her to help save one of her current classmates.  Can she help the people asking for help?  Can she learn how to use her skills properly?  Will people think she is crazy?

I read this book on the night before Halloween and it just made the book twice as good for me.  I truly enjoyed this book.  Words cannot express how much.  You get to watch Crystal grow into her powers and learn who to trust.  The characters were well rounded and fun to follow.  The plot was fun and had some fun twists.  The flow and pace were great.  The author has a unique style and I enjoyed reading this book.

I look forward to continuing with this series.  I felt like a part of this book.  Such an amazing and fun read.

5 mystic stars!

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Title: Desire in Frost
Author: Alicia Rades
Genre: YA Paranormal


Blurb:
CRYSTAL FROST recently discovered she can see ghosts and predict the future, yet the mystery of Hope Ross's abduction still haunts her dreams. While traveling to Florida for Thanksgiving, Crystal's visions of Hope only grow stronger. She enlists the help of her soon-to-be step-cousin Robin, a decision that complicates the entire picture—and her feelings. Can she figure out what happened to Hope and learn why Robin is so guarded, or will her newfound abilities fail her?


This is book two in the series and picks up where the last one left off for the most part.  At the end of the last book Crystal had been asked to help Teddy with a kidnapping case he was struggling with.  This book follows her as she does her best to help him with that.  It also follows her as she meets Teddy’s parents, falls in love and gets mixed signals about the case.  Big question is does she find the missing girl with or without a little help from her best friend?
 
There is a lot of great book here.  I think I liked this book even more than the first one if that is possible.  I have enjoyed watching Crystal learn more about her psychic abilities and use them better.  We met a few other fun characters in this book as well.  I am truly enjoying this series.  I love how each book just flows into the next so far.  The authors writing style is so much fun and easy to fall in love with.  She has just made everything flow with ease in this series.
 
I loved this book and am ready to move onto the next book in the series because wow.  I must know what happens next!  A few years ago I read a series by Meg Cabot that was similar to this and loved it.  I have always been a fan of books like this (where the characters use psychic like abilities to find ghosts or live people) as the idea behind it fascinates me to no end.  So I look forward to this next book and hope there are many more to come!
 
5 seeking stars

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Title: Inspired by Frost
Author: Alicia Rades
Genre: YA Paranormal



Blurb: 

Crystal Frost has grown accustomed to the supernatural, but months of passive paranormal activity have left her believing her mother’s wedding will be a breeze. That changes when a ghost named Melissa shows up in Crystal’s dressing room while she’s picking out her maid of honor dress. Crystal takes on this new psychic mission without question, immediately determined to save Sage, the girl Melissa warned her about. But how do you save a girl from a deadly fate when you don’t know how she’s going to die?



This is the third, I hope not the last, book in the series.  In this book we follow Crystal as she works hard to save somebody she has never met until trying on bridesmaids dresses.  Crystal has to figure out how to save this girl without knowing much about her and nothing to go on but some cryptic message from the girls dead sisters ghost.  Can she do it?  Will she save the girl?

Another amazing book.  These books have made me speechless beyond words.  I was shoved into a world full of intrigue and mystery.  I look forward to a lot more books to come in this series.  I really don't think there is anything more I can say about this series.  Such an amazing series.

5 magical stars

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Alicia Rades is an award-winning young adult paranormal author with a love for supernatural stories set in the modern world. When she's not plotting out fiction novels, she's running her own professional writing business, plowing her way through her never-ending reading list, or preparing for the backpacking trips she takes every summer. In college, Alicia majored in communications with an emphasis on professional writing. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two cats.

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Buy Links:

Book 1 – Fire in Frost (Free): http://amzn.to/1Om5FwZ
Book 2 – Desire in Frost: http://amzn.to/1Om5xh1
Book 3 – Inspired by Frost: http://amzn.to/1Uwb1SR