Review: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

28512486Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

Rating: ★★

This series was such a disappointment to me.

I liked the first book, Snow Like Ashes, even though it was kind of cliché. It had strong characters, good writing & a nice world. The second book, Ice Like Fire, wasn’t nearly as good as the first though, so I was weary of what Frost Like Night would bring. Unfortunately, I liked it even less.

I’m not sure I can tell what was the problem exactly, but I couldn’t connect with the characters. Everything felt too easy, too nice, too convenient. Even though I liked Meira’s development, as in, objectively I could see it was there, I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel anything with what happened in this book. Maybe because nothing about it was subtle – it was too obvious, too on the reader’s face, much like a cheesy movie.

It was boring, to speak plainly. Nothing new or original happened. There were no surprises and no scenes where I felt that the characters were in danger and no moment where I was happy for them or anything. I also didn’t like Theron’s plotline and the romance didn’t grab me even thought Meira ended up with the one I liked more. The ending was also too convenient.

Overall, I did not like this book at all. I’m still planning on reading Raasch’s new series, but I confess that now I’m not that excited anymore. 2.0 stars.

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