Fire in Frost

Fire in Frost

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by Alicia Rades, Clarissa Yeo, Emerald Barnes

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CRYSTAL FROST always believed the paranormal was just for fun. That all changes when she spots the ghost of a dead classmate. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal uncovers the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Meanwhile, the most popular girl in school learns that Crystal is psychic. If Crystal doesn't use her abilities to help her, then


CRYSTAL FROST always believed the paranormal was just for fun. That all changes when she spots the ghost of a dead classmate. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal uncovers the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Meanwhile, the most popular girl in school learns that Crystal is psychic. If Crystal doesn't use her abilities to help her, then everyone will find out she's a freak. On her journey to discovering what she's capable of, Crystal must find some way to save the people who have come to her for help. Will she be able to fulfill these overwhelming demands while solving the mystery of Olivia Owen's ghost?

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Fire in Frost 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
VoluptuousBDiva More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a review. I did not receive any compensation nor did I guarantee a favorable review. I must admit that during the first few chapters I was asking myself if I would ever finish reading this book. I can honestly say that continuing to read it was well worth it!! Crystal is at the cusp of womanhood and while at school one day she thinks she sees Olivia but that's hard to believe because her classmate was dead. One night she stumbles upon a secret that will alter her life and her perception of the world around her will suddenly change. With the help of her mother and her two bestfriends, Emma and Derek, she will embark on a paranormal journey that will bring many revelations. This is the first book I've read by this author and I am looking forward to reading more of her books as she made a believer of her talent out of me.
DiiMI 9 months ago
She’s always been a normal girl, dealing with life and high school the best she can, but the day she thought she saw the ghost of a girl who died a year before, Crystal wasn’t too sure this constituted “normal” on any scale. So, who can she talk to about this? How about the expert in all things occult, her mother. And that’s when Mom dropped the bomb. Crystal has a gift, inherited through the generations and it has finally manifested itself because Crystal is “maturing.” Olivia’s ghost is begging her to help someone in danger, but who? Top it all off with, her gift isn’t something everyone needs to hear about and the mystery begins. Trusting her two best friends, she gets one positive response and one, not-so-positive and of course she is overheard in the school bathroom by a girl who has rarely given her the time of day. What she discovers is that one of her classmates is in trouble and the ghost of Olivia can’t help her, but Crystal can. If she can come up with a plan that doesn’t get her jailed or worse. Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades is part Nancy Drew, part Bewitched and completely entertaining reading for young teens on up! Hang on to your crystal ball as Crystal uses her newly found gift to bring peace to a restless soul and justice to a friend in need. Ms. Rades tells a delightful tale that tackles fantasy with a light-hearted twist and spotlighting a troubling social issue at the same time. Crystal is a wonderful character and in her willingness to act is a lesson for everyone, maybe not all of her methods, but hey, she’s a teen! Meanwhile, the supporting cast has a touch of quirkiness and charm that that makes almost everyone friends in no time! Do you need a summer read for a young teen? I would definitely check this one out!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melissa Abrehamsen for Readers' Favorite Alicia Rades’ Fire in Frost, Crystal Frost Book 1, sparkles with magical intrigue that pulls the reader in fast and doesn’t let go until the last page. Teenager Crystal’s journey into womanhood comes on a wave of psychic ability that has her questioning her sanity and life. Especially when she comes in contact with Olivia’s ghost: a girl from her class who died last year. But when Crystal’s mother assures her she’s not crazy, she struggles with more questions than answers. Keeping her seer/medium ability a secret from her friends proves a difficult task as she tests, accepts, and grows into her new gift. She soon finds that she’s not the only one keeping secrets. Olivia’s best friend reaches out to Crystal for help with someone she suspects is being physically and mentally abused. Crystal’s abilities are put to the ultimate test to maintain friendships and potentially save a life. Alicia Rades masterfully spins enchanted story threads and pulls them tight around your heart with the satisfying but open ended conclusion of Fire in Frost. Along the way, Crystal experiences powerful internal/external tension through her mystical insight and her relationship excavations. A full cast of ‘true to life’ characters breathe from the pages, carrying you on their journey, imploring you to turn the pages through intrigue, fear, self-doubt, discovery, wonderment, shock, sought after trust and acceptance. Alicia Rades has captured this reader’s interest with a capital I. Can’t wait to dig into another captivating book from Rades in this brilliant Crystal Frost series.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Crystal Frost is a fifteen-year-old psychic whose powers have only recently manifested themselves. This second book in the "Crystal Frost" series follows on directly from the events of Halloween in "Fire in Frost". Crystal is investigating the abduction of six-year-old Hope Ross, a case that was brought to her attention at the end of the first book. It's now nearly Thanksgiving, and Crystal, her mother, and Teddy set off to visit Teddy's parents in Florida, along with Teddy's nephew Robin. But does Teddy have an ulterior motive for the trip? Will Crystal be able to solve the mystery of Hope's disappearance with the help of a few friendly ghosts? I see adventure and a blossoming romance in store for Crystal on this psychic road trip. The story is a bit slow and repetitive at the start, but the pace picks up towards the end. Unfortunately, I had the mystery figured out less than halfway through the book, so I found all of Crystal's musings a bit tedious. Nevertheless, the story development held my interest. There are a couple of nice side stories featuring Crystal's new romance, and it's good to see Emma successfully developing her own psychic abilities and also getting closer to Derek. I read an ARC with a few editing errors which are hopefully corrected in the final version. A quick, adventurous, and romantic read for teens ages 13+. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post:
chuichi More than 1 year ago
(I received a copy from Story Cartel in exchange for my honest review) Crystal is just a normal teenager in high school. One day she started seeing the ghost of Olivia, who died one year ago. She saw Olivia's ghost a few more times before she found out that she has psychic abilities, just like her mom who runs the local supernatural store. From seeing Olivia's ghost, she knows that Olivia needed her help on something. Eventually she figured out that Olivia needed Crystal to help with Olivia's best friend Kelli. At the same time, another close friend of Olivia and Kelli, Justine asked Crystal to help (she overheard Crystal admitting she has psychic powers). Crystal along with her best friend Emma, and Crystal's mom Andrea and two other co-owners of the shop, they held a seance to communicate with Olivia. They found out what exactly was stopping her from "crossing over" and where to look for evidence to help Kelli. Overall this was enjoyable and easy to read, but I felt that it needed a bit more action to the story.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that FIRE IN FROST by Alicia Rades is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
We start out in pretty normal circumstances with a pretty normal, teenage girl, Crystal. And already, in those first pages the stage is set--she sees a ghost. This moment hits well, and immediately pulls in with a sense of mystery and tension. Too bad that it takes a few chapters after this for the story to really get going--a lot of time is spent on Crystal, her mother and her friends as we're gently introduced to the situation. But after this lull, things get moving nicely. The mystery is well woven except for a couple fairly predictable moments and suggestions. Crystal first has to get a handle on what she can do and what these new found abilities mean for her and her life, totally believable and understandable. While she's fumbling her way through, the world around her is becoming more uncertain, which added a good amount of suspense. Crystal's friends are golden and one can only cheer for them. Her mother and her mother's colleagues are just as amazing, offering Crystal a great support group from all directions. Even the so-called 'outside' isn't as unsupportive as one might think. I was a bit disappointed by this easy acceptance of Crystal's powers. Although, on one side, it was great to see such a supportive environment (one could only wish this for someone like Crystal), a bit from the possible tension was taken away. The bad guys are perfect! They scream mean, and I did fever for Crystal and want to punch those guys in the noses. There are dangerous moments, and times where I really wonder if Crystal is in over her head.This story never falls into the danger of going overboard with death and violence, but rather remains in the realm of reality, which makes it more believable and closer to a level for even younger teens. This book opens up tons of possibilities for a series, one that has the potential to be very good if the tension can be held up right (which I'm cheering that it can.) Can't wait to see where Crystal goes from here. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.