Book Review: Frost by Marianna Baer

Author: Marianna Baer
Pages: 400 Hardcover
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: September 13th 2011
Review Source: Balzer + Bray
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / IndieBound

Summary: (from goodreads) Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock: Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate—eccentric Celeste Lazar.

As classes get under way, strange happenings begin to bedevil Frost House: frames falling off walls, doors locking themselves, furniture toppling over. Celeste blames the housemates, convinced they want to scare her into leaving. And although Leena strives to be the peacekeeper, soon the eerie happenings in the dorm, an intense romance between Leena and Celeste’s brother, David, and the reawakening of childhood fears all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. But does the threat lie with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind…or in Frost House itself?

From debut author Marianna Baer, Frost is a stunning and surprising tale of suspense that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Just in time for Fall and Halloween. Frost will haunt you as you read. It's so creepy and chilling, that your pages might even begin to frost. This was one of the books I was most excited about grabbing at BEA this year and it didn't let me down. Frost will thrill, spook and have you looking behind you. If you are living in a dorm house that seems a bit creepy, you might not want to read Frost. I can see you running for the hills if you do. Blame Marianna and her suspenseful writing. 

Lenna is starting her senior year at her boarding school. This year Leena was super excited because her and her friends would be moving into Frost house. Frost house usually was given to senior boys to live in but Leena was ale to get it for them. Well everything isn't cozy when she gets to Frost house, it turns out that a temporary unexpected roommate has been assigned to Frost house and to share a room with Leena. This doesn't go over very well to the girls. Having the eccentric Celeste as a roommate is not something anybody wants. 

Things begin to happen or appear in Leena's room and Celeste blames everyone else. Leena thinks it might be Celeste doing it to call attention while her leg is in a cast. Honestly what normal roommate fills the top of your bed with dead roaches as part of her project. The one thing that is keeping Leena somewhat sane, is David, who happens to be Celeste brother. Of course Leena starts to go somewhat downhill with all the creep occurrences happening at Frost house. Unless you consider talking to a small wooden owl inside your closet is normal. What will happen to Frost house and its occupants, I guess you will just have to read to find out. You might want to leave the light on. 

The only issue I had was the ending, I wanted more. That's my opinion, many I'm sure will be satisfied with the ending. The book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time until the end. The end just didn't match the rest of the book for me. Overall, its a great book you will still enjoy it. 

1 comment:

  1. Def on my to read list!! Love a good scare around Halloween.


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