Reviewed by First Mate Keira

Title: Bitter Frost (Frost Series, Book 1)
Author: Kailin Gow
Format: Digital ebook
Page Count: 316 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+

Summary: Breena dreams of a world of fairies and of a mysterious boy. On Brenna’s sixteenth birthday, she has several strange experiences. Logan, her best friend, tries to keep her indoors, but a supernatural stranger appears and blast things to kingdom come.

Why I Started this Book:

I have been recently on a fairy fantasy romance kick so when I saw these on Goodreads I had to try.


  • Plain girl is best friends with school’s hottest boy and he’s not embarrassed by her lack of popularity. Go Logan!


  • Even though it is pegged as a young adult fairy romance, don’t expect much from it. All the elements are there, but they are lacking cohesiveness. I blame this on the voice of Breena and her narration of events which left me feeling detached from the book.
  • Too short! It needs more plot development! More characterization! More depth!


Last Minute Thoughts: Not stellar, but entertaining enough to read if they were free through my library’s digital collection.

Buy: Bitter Frost and The Wolf Fey (2 Books in 1: Frost Series)

Rating: 2 Treasure Chests