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Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades, Clarissa Yeo

What would you do if a dead classmate came to you for help?

CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers there's a much bigger story behind her mother's Halloween-themed shop than she ever realized. Now blessed with the ability to see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead, Crystal must use these tools to save those who have come to her for help.

But that's not an easy task between learning how to use her abilities, trying to hide them, and uncovering the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Add blackmail to the list of things Crystal never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. Will she learn to control her abilities in time, or will the whole school learn of her secret before she's ready to reveal it?

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ISBN-13: 9780991469338
Publisher: PaperPlane Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 501,904
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Fire in Frost 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot and characters are okay, but the book is basic writing. It is too straight forward. It's like reading a security or sales report. Hopefully the author will learn and grow to write more creatively. Maybe adding some foreshadowing that you don't fully understand until much later in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad. Enjoyed the characters. Decent plot. Short but liked it enough to get the next book.
DiiMI More than 1 year 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!
Izzybear 13 days ago
Fire in Frost was a pleasant young adult read. It’s well written and had a good plot line even though it was a little predictable. The characters were very likable. If I was to compare it to some other books I’d say it was a cross between Nancy Drew and the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter. One of the topics covered in this book is teen dating abuse. I felt the author did a good job writing about such a sad topic. Although it didn’t bother me I read a few other reviews mentioning they didn’t like the book because there was cursing. If I counted correctly there were about seven curse words in the whole book. Just thought I’d say something in case someone’s on the fence about reading this or letting their child read this. Over all I enjoyed Crystal’s story. She showed a lot courage and determination while being thrust into a situation where she had to learn everything on the fly. I could see her developing into an amazing character as she becomes more adept with her abilities. I look forward to reading Desired in Frost.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good read, kept me reading with interest throughout the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the whole series loved them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down until she got her answers. I was happy her friends were part of it and that they were true
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not understand these ratings. I found the writing so uninteresting and just...not good. The characters and conversations didn't seem real. I get so bored with books where youngish (15) teenagers are in some fantasy world where they act like peers to adults. Sure, we get you are becoming an adult and supporting that is important, but in real life a 15 year old is still in that process and isn't treated like she's 10 years beyond it. Good fantasy for young teens who want to believe they are fully adult and will be treated as such by everyone around them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you reading from start to finish!! I can't wait to read the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are well rounded. The story is good. I think it should be a teenage¿ book!
Queenbethanny More than 1 year ago
Crystal Frost is having to learn how to adapt to her new found physic abilities (she's able to find just about anything and she's a medium), as if high school isn't tough enough. Luckily, she has the Mom, her Mom's friends and her own friends that are believers and excited about solving a few mysteries. Looking forward to the next installment.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful and breathtaking Fire in Frost will have you on edge and not want to stop until you have gotten to the very last page
Masbjs More than 1 year ago
This was a quick and easy read but a sad tale nonetheless.... Crystal finds herself developing strong psychic abilities and at first she thinks it's all random but when she finally tells her mum, the truth of the familial legacy comes out. Olivia keeps appearing to her and she needs to try to understand why and how to use her abilities to help. Emma and Derek are her ever present best friends and they eventually embrace Crystal and her new found "super power". Keeping in mind that this book is written for the YA audience, I thought that the story flowed well. It also opens eyes to a very topical and important issue in society today. I won't spoil this review with saying what it is, sufficed to say that I thought the character behaviours with regard to it were believable.... Any more detail and I would question whether the content is really appropriate for YA. Alicia Rades has done an amazing job bringing the town of Peyton Springs to life with a wonderful cast of characters. I would definitely recommend this to people who like YA paranormal mysteries.
Crystal Gray More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, the only thing I would have changed personally is the amount of times Crystal said the word psychic. I really liked Emma, she was usually so bubbly and always looked for the best of every situation. If you like the TV show Ghost Whisperer, I think you would love this story. This is a nice clean read suitable for anyone 13 and older (maybe even younger if the parent has already read it and decides to let the younger kids read it). I can't wait to start the next one in the series :-)
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.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
with suspense, mystery and believable characters ( if Paranormal situations like these could be real, of course). I picked this up during its free trial and I'm glad I did. Would like to read the rest of the series as my budget allows. This was read with Nook for Android TTS accommodation for reading impaired. Thanks B&N!