Tears of Frost – Blog Tour

 

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Synopsis:
The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.
Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. Pilar is on a hunt of her own. Betrayed by her mother, and plagued by a painful secret, she’s determined to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan… until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed.
As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdom’s promise of freedom and opportunity. But with the winter solstice drawing near, they must confront the truth beneath the glimmering ice, as lines between friend, foe, and lover vanish like snowflakes on a flame.
Book Information:
Tears of Frost
(Heart of Thorns #2)
By 
Bree Barton
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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My Review

It’s not very often that a sequel manages to be so amazing in my opinion but ‘Tears of Frost’ is possibly greater than ‘Heart of Thorns’ the story line continues on from the amazing clash of events in book one and book two continues to rip your heart out and mash it in little pieces. Like most good authors and books tend to do.

Pilar is probably my ultimate favorite, she has so many layers, of course she’s not the only complex character in this amazing world but she is the one I also tend to relate to the most.

There are a few shocking revelations that will have you going ‘NO’ while reading, I feel I did this out loud at least 3-4x just to give you an indication, haha.

Quin probably has the biggest shift out of the characters, and he goes through SO MUCH.

The pacing is incredible, this felt like it was just two hundred pages instead of the 450+ and I got lost in the story.

The revelations, seriously, I cannot get over them. But more than anything, Bree has put so much heart in this book. You feel the emotions rattling you from the inside out as you realize just how much everyone in this book feels many have been taught to follow their heart or their instincts but what happens when that isn’t good enough for some? What happens when that leads some of our favorite characters astray?

If you’re looking to start a new series I would definitely recommend ‘Heart of Thorns’ and if you’ve read it, you’ll definitely want to be read to read ‘Tears of Frost’ as it hits shelves on November 5. I have to say it was a lot of fangirling in my notes, the awesome feminism and LGBTQ rep continues and impresses me once again. I love that the characters are simply who they are, Quin has had to deal with some coming to terms on his desires, but, the refreshing take that most are just as they are, that women can love women, that a person can love a man or a woman and it’s not even cause for the blink of an eye is great.

Again, so much heartache and yet there was this hint of hope, I have my fingers crossed for them all and cannot wait for book three. ….Is it out yet?

Thank you to TFFBC for the chance to participate in this tour and to Katherine Tegen Books for an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

 

Favorite Quotes

_...survival did not come in a silken bonnet. Survival meant dirt and blood under your fingernails.

_The Prince didn't look pretty. He looked real._

_If a person wasn't in control of their lies, did it still count as lying__

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_It's remarkable how often the word 'civilize' has been used in place of 'oppress.'_

_Regret eroded you from the inside out, like a poison. Shame was a curved blade. It eviscerated you, scooped out all the parts you thought were worthy. Shame carved an empty space nothing could ever fill._

Bree’s Awesome Playlist

Gettin’ Frosty Spotify Playlist

 

 

About the Author

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Bree Barton is the author of Heart of Thorns (KT/HarperCollins 2018), the first in a series of fierce feminist fantasy novels. Her books have been published in seven countries and four languages. When she’s not crafting a story, Bree teaches dance and writing to teen girls. You can find her on Instagram @SpeakBreely. She lives in Los Angeles but dreams of the northern lights.

Author Links

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Giveaway

1st Prize: Win a TEARS OF FROST bundle: signed hardcover copies of HoT and ToF, HoT bookmark, ToF bookmark, HoT candle, ToF candle (US ONLY)

2nd Prize: Win a TEARS OF FROST goodies bundle: signed bookplate, HoT bookmark, ToF bookmark, and a customized poem in the style of the epigraph (INT)

Starts: October 30th, 2019

Ends: November 13th, 2019

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Cover Reveal: Dark Skies

 

Hey all, I completely loved Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen so you can bet I rushed to sign up to do the cover reveal for book two ‘Dark Skies!’

Which unfortunately will not be out until May 2020, so I’ll be sobbing quietly in a corner until then.

So….Here we go!

GoodReads:

A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.

A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE
Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test.

A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE
With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.

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Postscript – Blog Tour

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Synopsis:
It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life. She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she orked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, HOlly begins a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As Each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, HOlly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever.

Book Information:
By: Cecelia Ahern
Published By: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 19, 2019
Format: Hardback
Price: £16.99
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My Review

I have a small confession to make, though I adored the premise of PS I Love You and enjoyed the read, it didn’t knock me off my feet like it probably should have. To be fair to this book I was in a super bitter point in my life, so we’ll say that had some sway.

Onto another, bigger, confession, this book blew me away. This sequel wowed me more than the first book. And again, to be fair, not in such a bitter place so I could truly appreciate this book.

I also felt though that Holly Kennedy was easier to connect with, her grief is not fresh, though it still exists, and so this gives us a chance to know her better. She’s not the same woman she was seven years ago, which is brilliant because it’s so human and natural.

Seeing that she’s moved on is also natural and it’s wonderful to read about a character that’s gone through so much to have achieved things like a relationship and a stable point in life.

Of course, this would be a very short book if everything stayed that way.

There will always be aftermath of grief, there is no expiration date of it, and no matter how much time passes it will affect you, just in different ways and because of this I could really understand so much of what Holly was going through. Grief affects all of us in one way or another.

Holly’s relationship with Gabriel gets complicated the moment she decides to do a guest spot on her sister’s podcast. At first it seems things have smoothed over, but, the podcast has spurred others on who, like Gerry, have terminal illnesses. They see inspiration in Holly’s story about her Husband’s letters and his signing off of PS, I Love You.

A club forms, the members all with terminal illnesses and all wanting to leave something for their loved ones behind.

Holly is frustrated and angered at first, she’s spent so much of her life to move on, and now they’re dragging her back in and all she wants is peace.

But is she really at peace if this has set her off her course?

Holly, in the end, finds herself entangled in this club and with its members, getting involved in so many ways, helping and growing attached.

Now, I cried during this book, there were many sad parts but there was one spot in particular that had me sobbing like a baby and if you’re curious you can ask me but I won’t spoil it. Needless to say, though you get attached to these club members and Ahearn uses this to send you on an emotional ride.

Holly’s feelings are so raw and you can understand all the choices she makes, for better or worse, and again this is what makes this novel so brilliant.

Thank you HarperCollins for an ARC copy of this in exchange for my honest review in part of the tour. Five cups of coffee from me!

 

About the Author

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Cecelia Ahern is one of the biggest selling authors to emerge in the past fifteen years, having sold more than 25 million copies worldwide in over 50 countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. Her novel PS I Love You was a New York Times bestseller and huge #1 bestseller in Ireland and the UK. In 2007, it was made into a major film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.
Since PS I Love You was published in 2004, Cecelia has written 13 bestselling novels, two YA novels and, most recently, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, ROAR whic h is now in development by: Nicole Kidman and Per Sari’s Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and Therea Park’s Per Capita Productions, along with Ahern’s own Greenlight Go Productions label. Her novels have resonated with readers everywhere through their thoughtful, unique and inspiring storytelling and have won numerous awards. Cecelia lives in Dublin with her Family.

Author Links

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