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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Amber Frost by Suzi Davis

Amber Frost by Suzi Davis
Publisher: ireadiwrite Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult
Length: Full Length (222 pages)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

Grace Lynn Stevenson is an eighteen year old girl who recently moved with her wealthy, but busy parents to a new city. She’s popular, pretty and rich - what more could a girl want? But deep down, she’s sad, lonely and plagued by nightmares. When she meets Sebastian Caldwood at her new private school, she’s inexplicably drawn to him and his strange tattoos. Sebastian always gets what he wants - he simply has to wish it; but he’s fighting his own inner demons, and struggling to remember a past that eludes him. When he remembers that he is much older than he looks, he realizes that he’s seen many people live and die, including Grace.

Once Sebastian realizes his true nature and finds what he has been searching for the past hundreds of years, he also realizes that it is now up to him to protect Grace from the dangers that have plagued them throughout eternity.

Grace lives a life of privilege. More often than not, that life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her family has done well to uphold their image. Grace is popular, beautiful, talented, and so much more. She's got a popular boyfriend who comes from a good family as well. Little does Grace know, something is missing. And when she meets Sebastian, a boy no one is sure of, she starts to see life in a different perspective.

I wasn't sure what to think of Grace when the story first opens. Was she going to be one of those snobby popular girls I never cared for? When Sebastian approaches her during her free period while she is working on her art, she isn't the nicest to him. Though as the book goes on, Grace changes her mind and feelings about Sebastian. The more time she spends with him, the more Grace realizes that the life isn't all about keeping up an image, being perfect, and being around those with wealth and power. Though family and friends disapprove of her new friend, Grace doesn't care.

Sebastian was a mystery to me. He intrigued me, kept me wondering who he was and where he came from. He's different, and not afraid to embrace that. There are those at his school who don't treat him well, but he's not the kind of guy who cares about that. He's sweet and protective of Grace, and his character kept me drawn into the story. He shows Grace new things, and as time went by I realized just how much I liked her after all.

Written in Grace's point of view, this book has a paranormal element to it, but it took me a bit to figure out what that was. There are characters I loved and there were some I wasn't too thrilled with. The emotion from Grace and Sebastian had me flying through the pages, holding on for a touching and beautiful ride. Amber Frost is haunting, charming, and amazing. Though it is young adult, people of all ages have an opportunity to enjoy a wonderfully written story that will leave you breathless.

If you enjoy reading in the paranormal genre, and if you like romance geared towards the young adult age, then don't hesitate to grab a copy of Amber Frost. Let this magical story steal your heart.