Thursday, October 20, 2011

Frost by Marianna Baer

Genera: Mystery/Psychological Thriller/ Horror

Subjects: mental illness, boarding schools, mystery, ghosts

Length: 296 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school begins with a shock: Frost House, her cozy dorm of close friends, has been assigned an unexpected roommate: confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar. But while Leena’s anxiety about a threat to her sanctuary proves valid, it becomes less and less clear whether the threat lies with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind, or within the very nature of Frost House itself. Mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and Celeste’s brother, and the reawakening of childhood fears, all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. Frost is the story of a haunting. As to whether the demons are supernatural or psychological . . . well, which answer would let you sleep at night?”

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My Review: I was so disappointed in this book. I was hoping for a haunting ghost story, and all I get it a psychological thriller. I feel like a victim of bait and switch. It looks like a ghost book even. Not enough paranormal stuff happened. Celeste was odd, and started acting paranoid. Leena appeared normal, but she had pill problems. David was over protective and obsessed with taking care of his sister Celeste.

The setting was creepy at least. The plot wasn’t bad, but cliché and confusing at parts. I really haven’t read many thrillers or social issue book, so I don’t have many book comparisons. I have watched many movies thought. The Roommate movie had some similarities, but Celeste wasn’t obsessive like that girl in the movie.

It wasn’t that bad of a book. I did finish it. I just hoped for more. I recommend this if you like boarding schools, thrillers, and don’t mind reading books that aren’t really paranormal.

Cover Art Review: This cover was the main reason I gave this book a shot. I love the creepy house, and the title. The girl on the cover could almost be a ghost or victim of a ghost. She looks like she’s dying, which add creep factor.

~Haley G

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