Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns, #2)
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.

Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns, #2) Details

TitleTears of Frost (Heart of Thorns, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 5th, 2019
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns, #2) Review

  • ♠ TABI ♠
    January 1, 1970
    I'm honestly just here for my darling Quin
  • Christopher DeWan
    January 1, 1970
    Betterdeeper, richer, more rewarding, more surprising, and more beautifulthan the first one. Tears of Frost is what a sequel should be. Better—deeper, richer, more rewarding, more surprising, and more beautiful—than the first one. Tears of Frost is what a sequel should be.
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  • beth ✨
    January 1, 1970
    WE HAVE A COVER!!!!im so excited for this sequel 💜 WE HAVE A COVER!!!!i’m so excited for this sequel 💜
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    January 1, 1970
    ****4.25 Which side am I on? Stars****I am confused on how I feel about this part of the series....I am not a big fan of jumping around relationships, so I think it took away from the story for me.Don't get me wrong, I want to continue to read to see what happens to Mia and Pil and Quin but I hope the next one stays on the correct relationship path!
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  • Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5 StarsDisclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. This is such a magnificent story that hits on so many of the things that I love best in a book. It is utterly unique and heartbreaking and fresh. The story pulls you in and mesmerizes you. I think that what I love most about this book is all the unspoken and underlying parallels to women's empowerment that are present in the story. The delicate issues that are 4.5/5 StarsDisclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. This is such a magnificent story that hits on so many of the things that I love best in a book. It is utterly unique and heartbreaking and fresh. The story pulls you in and mesmerizes you. I think that what I love most about this book is all the unspoken and underlying parallels to women's empowerment that are present in the story. The delicate issues that are touched upon are truly done so with grace through the pages of this book. The characters really glow in this story. The intense writing really makes the reader connect with the characters. These characters have a lot of depth and don't just feel like names on a page. The author lets the readers truly experience what these characters go through and feel. Overall, this is a truly unique story with fantastic characters and an imaginative premise. This is the kind of story that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. I am excited for the third book in this series. This is an author that is now on my watch list for great things to come. More reviews on my blog: Novel Nerd Faction
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  • Fin Daniels
    January 1, 1970
    Spoiler-free Review:You ever finish a book and just know that that is a book that is going to stick with you? That was me all while reading this book. It was poignant, funny, heartbreaking and necessary in all the best ways. Bree absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one. It is the Empire Strikes Back of a magnificent trilogy. It is what I want all sequels to beloved books to be like. She took the characters and world i already adored and just deepened everything. Bonds were tested, Spoiler-free Review:You ever finish a book and just know that that is a book that is going to stick with you? That was me all while reading this book. It was poignant, funny, heartbreaking and necessary in all the best ways. Bree absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one. It is the Empire Strikes Back of a magnificent trilogy. It is what I want all sequels to beloved books to be like. She took the characters and world i already adored and just deepened everything. Bonds were tested, broken, and strengthened along the way in the most surprising of ways. I could not have predicted the journey I would go on with these incredible characters when I started it but I wouldn't have changed it for anything. Equal parts devastating and inspiring all at once, Tears of Frost has taken root in my heart and I don't think it'll ever leave. Bree doesn't hold back in this one, really grappling with so many important issues like sexism, the effects of oppression and abuse, living with depression and so much more. Painful though it was sometimes, I really applaud Bree for facing it and how she handled it. As someone who struggles with depression, that storyline in particular really resonated with me in a profound way. Depression and mental illness is a difficult subject to tackle so it is so rare that I feel that seen in fiction but I really did in Tears of Frost.I could go on for pages and pages but in the interest of keeping this review spoiler-free, I will refrain. All of this is to say that Bree has done something really special with this wonderful follow-up to the spectacular Heart of Thorns. As much as I just loved Heart of Thorns, I didn't think it would be possible for Bree to top herself with Tears of Frost but she did in spades and I cannot wait for everyone else to read this breath-taking continuation. You won't regret it.I will also add that I respected the hell out of Bree for adding trigger warnings at the beginning and hotline numbers at the back. These are weighty and important issues she is covering but she also gives warning which not a lot of other authors do. So that being said there are triggers for sexual assault, depression, alcoholism, and suicidal ideation.
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  • Paige Green
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All options are my own.Author: Bree BartonBook Series: Heart of Thorns Book 2Rating: 5/5Publication Date: November 5, 2019Recommended Age: 16+ (sexual assault and depression tw, some violence)Genre: YA FantasyPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksSynopsis: Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numbbut she wont stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All options are my own.Author: Bree BartonBook Series: Heart of Thorns Book 2Rating: 5/5Publication Date: November 5, 2019Recommended Age: 16+ (sexual assault and depression tw, some violence)Genre: YA FantasyPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksSynopsis: 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.Review: Holy cow this book is so good. It's full of rich analysis and parallels to the issues that today's women and girls face. The book has amazing character development and touching yet realistic sibling relationship too. The writing is truly amazing and this book, for me, was a great improvement from the first one. The author is definitely one to watch for as she grows in her craft. My only little nitpick issues are that the pacing was off in places and the world building could have been a bit better. That's it for me! Truly a wonderful book.Verdict: definitely recommend.
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  • USOM
    January 1, 1970
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) If I thought I loved the sister relationships in Heart of Thorns, Tears of Frost blows it out of the water. Not only does Tears of Frost begin with a letter from the author about the content of sexual assault and depression, but the story is rich and introspective. A society in which women's bodies and potential for magic are shunned and punished, seeing the characters experience (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) If I thought I loved the sister relationships in Heart of Thorns, Tears of Frost blows it out of the water. Not only does Tears of Frost begin with a letter from the author about the content of sexual assault and depression, but the story is rich and introspective. A society in which women's bodies and potential for magic are shunned and punished, seeing the characters experience new societies where this is not the case feels freeing. Tears of Frost is a story that operates on so many different levels. Tears of Frost is a sequel that goes even further than the first book. The foundations of the story have been built and in Tears of Frost we are able to get to know the characters even more. Their journeys, scars, and memories sink deeper. The scars form into memories that breeds vulnerability. For me, the characters were what kept me reading. They all struggles with agency and their family's expectations. The challenge to rebel against the wishes of our family, their approval and love, making it seem like we have no choice and becoming their weapon.full review: https://utopia-state-of-mind.com/blog...
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  • Astrid
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of those underrated series! Wow, what a sequel. Full of twists and turns I didn't see coming. The usual writing that makes you addicted to the book and makes you not want to stop reading. I flew through this and I need more!
  • Morgan | Mashleas Reads
    January 1, 1970
    After loving the first book this fell so flat for me. It was really easy to read but the plot went in so many strange directions I almost couldnt follow it. A little disappointing after how amazing book 1 was. After loving the first book this fell so flat for me. It was really easy to read but the plot went in so many strange directions I almost couldn’t follow it. A little disappointing after how amazing book 1 was.
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  • Hira Chaudhary
    January 1, 1970
    I gave this book five stars, but I'm honestly so conflicted about so many things. So I'm going to split this into things I liked and things I didn't like. Here we go.Things I ADORED.- The FEMINISM. Like, if the first book was a feminist masterpiece, this one takes it one step further and guts you and gives you female empowerment and sisterhood and all the things you need. It is grand. Mia and Pilar are going to run the world.- Pilar's backstory (tw: rape). This was really beautifully handled and I gave this book five stars, but I'm honestly so conflicted about so many things. So I'm going to split this into things I liked and things I didn't like. Here we go.Things I ADORED.- The FEMINISM. Like, if the first book was a feminist masterpiece, this one takes it one step further and guts you and gives you female empowerment and sisterhood and all the things you need. It is grand. Mia and Pilar are going to run the world.- Pilar's backstory (tw: rape). This was really beautifully handled and expertly woven into the story. Pilar is just such a strong character and I really loved getting inside her head for this book. She's so incredible. She's perfect. I love her. I send her all the hugs.- The discussions on colonialism were SO GRAND. I might be saying this because I'm currently writing my thesis on postcolonialism and quoted darling Zai, but this was great. So well done.- The expansion of magic from oppressed women to all oppressed peoples. I liked how the Addi also possessed magic, regardless of gender, how their oppression worked similarly to the oppression of womenThings I'm not such a huge fan of- QUIN. My freaking cinnamon roll boy's entire character just got flayed and DESTROYED and I'm annoyed. Because the ending sets him up to basically be the villain of the next book and I am not here for this. The message that sends is basically that no man can be a feminist? That all men are the enemy? And I get it. I get that this is a series about girl power and women taking back their voice and agency and all. I get all of that. But I just don't get why that means Quin can't be on our side for this? Quin, who accepted Mia the moment he knew she was a witch? Quin, who respects all people/ Quin, who wanted his sister to be queen? Quin, who is just a sweetheart? Quin, who in this book was lying to everyone about everything, who knew Mia was alive while he was sleeping with Pilar, who SLEPT WITH PILAR WHILE KNOWING HE WAS LYING TO HER (this just felt wrong to me because she's been raped and she felt safe with him and then ughhhh). I just really reeeeally loved Quin in the first book, and then this one just tore him apart.- Mia's mom. Like....why. Why are you alive. What purpose do you serve. Just, why.- Angelyne. Also why. Honestly, she's just insane. She was all, oooh Pilar is the sister I deserve! And then, meh, you can kill her. Like, what even Angie, what is going on in your head? And then, I'm assuming she died at the end? So what was the point of her? And she killed Pilar's mom, so both our villains are gone?- Zai and Mia. I wanted to like them. I did. But then he was also lying, and I couldn't stop thinking about Mia and Quin and how cute they were in the first book. And I know that everyone has grown and changed and whatever. But idk. I think I would have preferred the setup of this story if Pilar had been traveling with someone new (say, ZAI) and Mia had been traveling on her own or with Quin and they could have worked through their issues and differences and parted on better terms.I know it looks like the things I didn't like are bigger than the things I liked, BUT I did just really love all the conversations on women and oppression and colonialism. I loved those things, and that was what made this book a five star read. The actual plot? Meh, not so much.I am excited about the third book and seeing where Mia and Pilar take us. (and also, because I've low key wanted this since they met...can we get a Quin and Dom romance? Because that might just make my day if we have to deal with Quin as the villain)
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  • Taranpreet Kaur
    January 1, 1970
    I dont know how to feel about this book. After reading the first book, I was super stoked to read the next one. But after reading it, I believe that this book just didnt meet up with the expectations that I had for the first book. But nonetheless, it was a great read with a phenomenal plot (and twists...). I don’t know how to feel about this book. After reading the first book, I was super stoked to read the next one. But after reading it, I believe that this book just didn’t meet up with the expectations that I had for the first book. But nonetheless, it was a great read with a phenomenal plot (and twists...).
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Library*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Tears of Frost, by author Bree Barton, is the second installment in the authors Heart of Thorns series. The key characters in this book are Mia Rose, Pilar d'Aqila, and Quin Killian. Mia is being hunted by her own sister Angelyne after she stopped her own heart & was brought back to life. She is numb and no longer has an emotions. She hopes that if she can find the mother who betrayed her, she might find the answers to her *Source* Library*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Tears of Frost, by author Bree Barton, is the second installment in the authors Heart of Thorns series. The key characters in this book are Mia Rose, Pilar d'Aqila, and Quin Killian. Mia is being hunted by her own sister Angelyne after she stopped her own heart & was brought back to life. She is numb and no longer has an emotions. She hopes that if she can find the mother who betrayed her, she might find the answers to her condition as well as stopping her sister before she gets too powerful.*Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...
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  • Candyce
    January 1, 1970
    FIVE STARS!!!!QUEEN OF PLOT TWIST!!!!!!!So first off I commend Bree Barton on her beautiful trigger warning at the beginning of this book and how sexual assault was brought into this story. I also love how beautiful she writes sisterhood and how raw and real it was, woman can be mean and terrible to one another but then there are beautiful moments when women come together and support each other. All of that has been displayed in this book perfectly. Pilar and Mia were by far my favorite FIVE STARS!!!!QUEEN OF PLOT TWIST!!!!!!!So first off I commend Bree Barton on her beautiful trigger warning at the beginning of this book and how sexual assault was brought into this story. I also love how beautiful she writes sisterhood and how raw and real it was, woman can be mean and terrible to one another but then there are beautiful moments when women come together and support each other. All of that has been displayed in this book perfectly. Pilar and Mia were by far my favorite characters and I loved that their POV’s carried this book. Their stories intertwined and paralleled and it left me on the edge of my seat. The romance between Pilar and Quin was a bit off putting, and only because of his ties to Mia. I really liked him and Pilar but it just felt weird, cause Mia was struggling so hard to feel something while they got to start something new. but it’s clear that Pilar, unknowingly was in love/intrigued by Quin around the start of book one. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really mind that relationship but I’m intrigued on how it will work now since the ending made it seem like Quin might be the villain for book three. That was a great twist but I do wish we had a bit more on his POV to see exactly how he was pushed over that edge but maybe book three will further explain that. Zai was a nice addition but I can’t wait to see more of him cause he was a bit boring lmao like he’s a good individual character but his story with Mia felt a little flat.I LOVED Nell. I was a bit disappointed when she freaked out about Mia but she came back!!! And that’s what I call development! It was great seeing her again towards the end and I can’t wait to see her go on adventures with Mia and Pilar. And I’m not gonna lie , I ship her with Pilar.The first half of the book, before we first got Mia’s POV I kept thinking her and Mia had so much in common and with they would be friends and Guess what?!!! They’re freaking SISTERS!! I did not see that coming and it was a pleasant suprise.And it’s so funny how the last few chapters built up their sisterhood perfectly it was so sweet and loving and I’m sooooo happy they have each other and that’s the only relationship I care about.So excited for book three!!!!!!
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  • Brinkley
    January 1, 1970
    HI THIS IS A NEED
  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGEI received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Compared to the last novel, this one started out action-packed! I knew from the first 100 pages that I was going to enjoy this installment better than the first (and that is rare for me!).I think what readers will enjoy most is the parallels the novel portrays to our present. This is definitely a girl power novel. Note that there are some scenes containing sexual abuse that could make THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGEI received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Compared to the last novel, this one started out action-packed! I knew from the first 100 pages that I was going to enjoy this installment better than the first (and that is rare for me!).I think what readers will enjoy most is the parallels the novel portrays to our present. This is definitely a “girl power” novel. Note that there are some scenes containing sexual abuse that could make readers uncomfortable. Depression also makes a presence in the novel.I loved the growth we see, not only from our characters, but from the author herself. The confidence is apparent in the writing. Tears of Frost has a million times more depth than Heart of Thorns. As readers, we get to experience the pain and suffering the characters experience, we embark on the same journeys through the struggles of family expectations, and finally, we get to experience the characters overcoming adversity and becoming their own people.Barton is an author unlike anyone else. Tackling touchy issues in the way she knows best: writing, Barton takes readers on a journey of unlikely friendships struggling with alcoholism, sexual assault, depression, and suicidal ideation until finally, finding themselves.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Im honestly not sure where to start. Let me begin by saying I was initially here for Quin and Mia, a couple that I find work(ed) well together since they truly understood each other in the last book. Unfortunately, that plot line got thrown out the window pretty quickly.Overall, this book felt a bit too jumpy for me. Its evident in the newly formed couples storylines, which I think were too underdeveloped to be convincing. They were just too sudden, and not meaningful enough.What I really liked I’m honestly not sure where to start. Let me begin by saying I was initially here for Quin and Mia, a couple that I find work(ed) well together since they truly understood each other in the last book. Unfortunately, that plot line got thrown out the window pretty quickly.Overall, this book felt a bit too “jumpy” for me. It’s evident in the newly formed couples’ storylines, which I think were too underdeveloped to be convincing. They were just too sudden, and not meaningful enough.What I really liked about Tears of Frost was Mia. I love that her wit and perseverance were balanced by her moments of vulnerability as well as her ability to accept when she’s wrong. It also made me really happy that she stood by Pilar when no one else did. The author wonderfully displays the beauty and intricacies of women without depicting them as perfect. I just wish the sisterhood was stronger, but maybe that’s what the next book will be about.
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  • Cataline Champs
    January 1, 1970
    This book was such a let down after the first one. It starts up months after the first one ends so there are a lot of gaps that dont end up getting filled until the end. The second POV in this story doesnt seem like its important at all, I wouldve rather just had Mias POV. The new characters that are introduced arent developed and are hardly in the story at all. The book is way too fast paced and has a ton of details that I end up not remembering at all. The only good thing about this book is This book was such a let down after the first one. It starts up months after the first one ends so there are a lot of gaps that don’t end up getting filled until the end. The second POV in this story doesn’t seem like it’s important at all, I would’ve rather just had Mia’s POV. The new characters that are introduced aren’t developed and are hardly in the story at all. The book is way too fast paced and has a ton of details that I end up not remembering at all. The only good thing about this book is the setting. The world building is great and I like the setting of this world in Lummia a lot. Also, why is the mom in this book but yet not really in it at all?? I thought that was the main point of the story...?
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  • Lisa Boyer
    January 1, 1970
    Thus book was ok. I spent half of it trying to remember what happened in the first book. I don't really find the charscters all that remarkable.
  • Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
    January 1, 1970
    I liked Tears Of Frost, but I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series.  I don't know if there are more books- I feel like there's probably one more- but I would keep reading just to see what happens.  I finished this book pretty recently but I've already forgotten a lot of what happened.  It was interesting to see Mia come back to life and try to find her mom.  I really felt like her mom was built up to be this amazing person and she turned out to be someone who wasn't as great as I liked Tears Of Frost, but I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series.  I don't know if there are more books- I feel like there's probably one more- but I would keep reading just to see what happens.  I finished this book pretty recently but I've already forgotten a lot of what happened.  It was interesting to see Mia come back to life and try to find her mom.  I really felt like her mom was built up to be this amazing person and she turned out to be someone who wasn't as great as she was made out to be.  It was like she was on a pedestal because she was gone. I don't know that I particularly cared for Pilar and Quin.  Pilar had a lot to deal with and there was a part when they're in the snow kingdom that reminded me of the scene in the first Fantastic Beasts when Newt and Tina go to MACUSA and are about to have their memories removed.  That scene really stood out to me, and I'd love to see that particular scene on screen. I am glad we got to see more of this world.  There's a lot more that we see and it was nice to travel a little bit.  Having a world get bigger in a series is always cool, but I know there's a chance we'll be staying in places we've already seen.  I'm fine with that, because there's a lot that needs to happen before these characters can move on with their lives.  I just hope that Angelyne is no longer queen because there's been a lot of destruction because of her.  Actually, I can't remember if she's still queen at the end of this book, but if she is, I hope she's not queen by the end of the next book.  So many details are not sticking with me, and I can't remember what's what.  I think that means I should wrap this up.My Rating: 3 stars. I liked it, but it's a hard book to remember, even writing this a couple of days after finishing it.  
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  • Amy Braun
    January 1, 1970
    Given its heavy subject matter throughout, this was one of the hardest books I've read this year. Yet I applaud it for its honesty, heart, and bravery. It is an important book that many young women (and young men) will relate to and hopefully help on their path to recovery. I praise Bree Barton for her courage in penning this heartbreaking tale of healing and acceptance, and finding the strength within yourself. Considering the themes and pain at play between the characters, this book is less Given its heavy subject matter throughout, this was one of the hardest books I've read this year. Yet I applaud it for its honesty, heart, and bravery. It is an important book that many young women (and young men) will relate to and hopefully help on their path to recovery. I praise Bree Barton for her courage in penning this heartbreaking tale of healing and acceptance, and finding the strength within yourself. Considering the themes and pain at play between the characters, this book is less plot driven and more character focused. Both Mia and Pilar view themselves as broken, and each struggle with their past traumas and the barriers they've unknowingly placed on themselves. While Mia struggles to feel again, Pilar's brutal past is heart-wrenching and adds to her harsh exterior, and makes me more sympathetic to her than I was in the past. This sequel truly changed how I felt about the characters, and makes me adore and respect the series even more.While Pilar and Mia have the more powerful relationship, the bonds each girl have with Quin and Zai respectfully are sweet and earnest. I hadn't been a fan of Quin in the previous book, though as with the previous instalment, I found him complex and just as much a victim as Mia and Pilar. This was a hard read with dark themes, but I am grateful to have read it. It might have been a bridge book, but seeing these two girls fight horrific demons with Bree Bartons flowing writing style was truly rewarding. Definitely worth to checking out!
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  • Melissa Lassiter
    January 1, 1970
    OK. I give it three stars because if she hadn't messed with the relationships like she did, I would give it more. It is thought provoking and made me feel frustrated in a good way. The thought of not being able to feel sensations or true emotions makes one really think...could YOU live life like that...is that worth living? But then again, I kinda hate that and hope she 'fixes" that in the next book.Look, about the relationships...I hate martyrdom, "unhappy" endings etc. To make us fall and OK. I give it three stars because if she hadn't messed with the relationships like she did, I would give it more. It is thought provoking and made me feel frustrated in a good way. The thought of not being able to feel sensations or true emotions makes one really think...could YOU live life like that...is that worth living? But then again, I kinda hate that and hope she 'fixes" that in the next book.Look, about the relationships...I hate martyrdom, "unhappy" endings etc. To make us fall and route for a relationship just to yank it from us and put them on a different path is fine if they come back together. But i read to escape realistic unhappy things in life, I don't need it in my stories where even knowing it isn't true, makes us feel better for a time that somewhere someone is happy, real or not. So the though of "well she can't feel true feelings anyway so let's give them someone else since they will just hurt each other"....gag. I hate those story lines. I DO like challenge and misunderstanding and trouble to then find each other again.Anywho, I will still read the 3rd but will not finish it if it takes the direction this book took it and doesn't bring it back together again.
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  • Victoria Alyesa
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the first book and so had to read the 2nd in the series. I would recommend reading the authors letter to make sure you want to read the book (rape mentioned) before you read it.The author's letter at rhe beginning was a bit of a surprise and moving at the same time. Then the story started..... At first I was a bit confused as it started different to how the last one ended. Then slowly the characters were reintroduced and you start to follow it alot easier. It just felt like a completely I loved the first book and so had to read the 2nd in the series. I would recommend reading the authors letter to make sure you want to read the book (rape mentioned) before you read it.The author's letter at rhe beginning was a bit of a surprise and moving at the same time. Then the story started..... At first I was a bit confused as it started different to how the last one ended. Then slowly the characters were reintroduced and you start to follow it alot easier. It just felt like a completely different book to the first.... Some how the writing style had changed slightly. Though about 2/3 of the way through the book it started to feel like a Heart of Thorns sequel. Unfortunately by then I just felt like I didn't have that connection with the characters I did in the 1st book. Ending was not what I expected and really liked it because of that.Altogether a good book and a very different take from the first in the series.
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  • TGOOT
    January 1, 1970
    I had to re-read the last chapter of the first book because I couldn't remember what had happened. Yet I had read the first book not long before I read this one, that goes to show how boring it was because I usually remember every detail of books that are good. This book was even more terrible than the first! It took me so long to finish because it was just so boring! I contemplated whether I should even read the rest. It took very long to get to the point, made little to no sense and had wayyyy I had to re-read the last chapter of the first book because I couldn't remember what had happened. Yet I had read the first book not long before I read this one, that goes to show how boring it was because I usually remember every detail of books that are good. This book was even more terrible than the first! It took me so long to finish because it was just so boring! I contemplated whether I should even read the rest. It took very long to get to the point, made little to no sense and had wayyyy too many long boring explanations, that had nothing to do with anything. If there is any more book after this one, I definitely won't read it and advise you not to either. If you're still going to read it, I suggest this book for an older group, it has inappropriate scenes.
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  • Janelle
    January 1, 1970
    DNF 20% 😭 actually really liked the first book with all its twists and turns (wOW really never guessed the last plot twist) but this book just fell short for me. the biggest problem was the new relationships, the different POVs, and the fact that Mia is just.... acting like a drunkard the whole time. (view spoiler)[ what the heck man, Mia and Quin were supposed to be endgame! what was the whole first book for?!!! because of this, i hate Pilar although shes a strong badass kickass character. 😭 DNF 20% 😭 actually really liked the first book with all its twists and turns (wOW really never guessed the last plot twist) but this book just fell short for me. the biggest problem was the new relationships, the different POVs, and the fact that Mia is just.... acting like a drunkard the whole time. (view spoiler)[ what the heck man, Mia and Quin were supposed to be endgame! what was the whole first book for?!!! because of this, i hate Pilar although she’s a strong badass kickass character. 😭 Mia was just annoying me by being perpetually drunk and emotionless and risking stuff to just feel something. I’m not a fan with changing POVs, but since i didn’t care much about Pilar, and the POVs were always in third person, i had a hard time with immersing myself into the story (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]
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  • Bookishly
    January 1, 1970
    For my full review click here!//////////Bree Barton has a way of writing characters and situations that speak to the inner dark depths of your soul. They make you question everything about your world and how you can be better or at least make the world a little bit better.Tears of Frost starts up a few months after Heart of Thorns ends. And it starts off with a banger. Like legit. Heads bang together. Not in the way yall think. Its much cooler than that. Pilar and Quin and Mia and Angelyene and For my full review click here!//////////Bree Barton has a way of writing characters and situations that speak to the inner dark depths of your soul. They make you question everything about your world and how you can be better or at least make the world a little bit better.Tears of Frost starts up a few months after Heart of Thorns ends. And it starts off with a banger. Like legit. Heads bang together. Not in the way y’all think. It’s much cooler than that. Pilar and Quin and Mia and Angelyene and Zaga and a whole host of new characters are back to try to fix what they wrought on the world from the first book. Except of course, nothing ever goes according to plan.
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  • Teresa Jensen
    January 1, 1970
    The main characters from the first book are headed separately to the Snow Queendom of Luumia. Mia, back from the dead, can feel nothing. Pilar feels everything and Quin isn't clear what are his feelings and what is being controlled by Angelyne. The only thing everyone could count on is that no one is telling the whole truth.One of the characters is carrying the weight of a rape that she thinks was her own fault. This burden threatens to destroy her with guilt. The author provides a note at the The main characters from the first book are headed separately to the Snow Queendom of Luumia. Mia, back from the dead, can feel nothing. Pilar feels everything and Quin isn't clear what are his feelings and what is being controlled by Angelyne. The only thing everyone could count on is that no one is telling the whole truth.One of the characters is carrying the weight of a rape that she thinks was her own fault. This burden threatens to destroy her with guilt. The author provides a note at the front of the book to warn readers of the potential trigger.
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  • Lexi Sutton
    January 1, 1970
    This book was quite interesting. There was a lot of things that bothered me and even things that brought up past feelings I do not like having. There's a lot of hardships in this novel that seem unending. I'm very intrigued to see what happens in the next book. Also, a giant thanks and appreciation to Bree for adding a list of resources in the back of the book for those who need it. Also for the warning in the beginning of the book. Although there was plenty of things I didn't like in the book, This book was quite interesting. There was a lot of things that bothered me and even things that brought up past feelings I do not like having. There's a lot of hardships in this novel that seem unending. I'm very intrigued to see what happens in the next book. Also, a giant thanks and appreciation to Bree for adding a list of resources in the back of the book for those who need it. Also for the warning in the beginning of the book. Although there was plenty of things I didn't like in the book, the whole storyline was intriguing and I couldn't wait to find out what happens.
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  • Aramiheartilly
    January 1, 1970
    This is a pretty solid follow up to Heart if Thorns and deals with some very difficult topics well. There were some twists I saw coming yet others I really didnt and it was good to see some of the characters expanded upon - as well as meet new ones. My only real gripe with this book is Quinns character. I really liked him in the first one but it feels like he was poorly used in this one - and I dont just mean the events of the story. Im worried about whats being done with his characterisation This is a pretty solid follow up to Heart if Thorns and deals with some very difficult topics well. There were some twists I saw coming yet others I really didn’t and it was good to see some of the characters expanded upon - as well as meet new ones. My only real gripe with this book is Quinn’s character. I really liked him in the first one but it feels like he was poorly used in this one - and I don’t just mean the events of the story. I’m worried about what’s being done with his characterisation and it’s why I can’t give this book the five stars I gave to the first. I’ll be preordering the third one as soon as it’s available but when I read it it’ll be with more hesitation than the excitement I had when I started this one.
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  • Sasha Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. While I definitely enjoyed this second book more than I did the first, I still have some qualms with the series. I seem to dislike pretty much everyone in the world that Bree Barton has created. I understand that characters who are morally gray are more interesting to read about, I do love a good layered human, but everyone seems to be leaning more towards the dark side here. There's no spark of hope anywhere until the last 3 pages.Kinda bleak.
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