Friday, November 15, 2013

Review: Amber Frost by Suzi Davis

Title: Amber Frost (The Lost Magic #1)
Author: Suzi Davis
Source: Self Purchased
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: December 7, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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 Lynn Stevenson and Sebastian Caldwood seem to be from two different worlds.  But when Sebastian decides he wants to get to know Grace better, it just seems to happen.  Things seem to work out that way a lot for Sebastian.  When Grace fianlly admits that she wants to know him better as well, all sorts of strange things begin to happen, but in the process she alienates her family and group of friends.  The thing is, she's pretty sure she's better off without most of them.

Sebastian's big secret is about to become a huge part of Grace's life - more than you can imagine.  What starts as a simple love story turns into a great adventure full of strange paranormal events, but it all seems so believable.  I think that's what I like the most about the story.  Suzi Davis writes in a way that makes these events seem perfectly normal in her world.  There were some parts of Sebastian and Grace's relationship and conversation that got just a little repetitive, but it was easy to fogive with such a great story.

This was a great start to the series with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end.  While most of the main storyline had a fantastic resolution and all of the questions were answered, there's no doubt that there is much much more to the story still to come.

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