16-year-old Frost understands why she's spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.She understands why she's never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it's not her real father giving the orders . . .It's his memories.Before he died, Frost's father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves.With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters. . .to talking to the first boy she's ever set eyes on. But can a girl who's only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
M.P. Kozlowsky is the author of two middle grade novels, Juniper Berry and The Dyerville Tales. Frost is his first novel for Young Adults. He lives in Westchester, New York with his wife and two daughters.
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The sounds grew louder. Frost closed her eyes. She wasn't ready.The footsteps ceased. With a creak, the door slowly opened. And there, standing before her, was a robot."Dad?""No."Frost exhaled, a mixture of disappointment and relief. "Bunt. You were gone so long, you had me worried.""It is becoming more and more difficult to find supplies, Frost. And there are more and more dangers to evade." Bunt bent down and lowered his box of loot to the ground, then, on one knee, he placed a hand on Romes. The broot did not stir beneath the metallic touch. "He is getting worse." "You're supposed to tell me he's getting better.""I do not lie. You know that. Your broot is dying. He has a month of life left. Two at most.""I was sick too, once. Don't you remember? I used to always be sick when I was little. Dad told me so. He said it was bad, very bad. Worse than Romes. And, look, I got better.""The Broot will not."The brutal honesty was too much for Frost, and her eyes filled with tears. It was a day she had been dreading for years, and all she wanted to hear was that there was hope, just a glimmer of hope. "I wish my Dad were here. He would never say such things to me. He would comfort me.""Alas…""Alas… Alas… What do you think you are, Bunt? You're not human, Bunt. Never will be."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought I was sweet at the end but also sad.
Oh, shiny! The cover of Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky immediately drew me in as it sat on the bookshelf at my local Barnes and Noble. Upon picking it up I was drawn in by a young girl’s love her pet that somehow in my head looked like an R.O.U.S. from The Princess Bride. There is nothing spectacularly revolutionary about Frost. It is a solid entry in the young adult dystopian fiction world. Each major character from Frost to Romes, her beloved pet, to Bunt, the family’s robot, had a specific role to play in the story. Evoking emotion through what seems to be an impossible goal while slowly doling out secrets about this post-apocalyptic world ruled by robots and plagued by some weird zombification virus, Kozlowsky kept me reading until the big secret was revealed. As the story progressed, I wanted to know more about what created the world that Frost lived in–what caused the downfall of humans and the rise of the robots? How long much time has passed since “the Big Event?” Did Frost’s father really play a role in the event that caused the robots to rise? Did this story take place in New York City? These were all questions I asked as I read, but not many answers were given. I didn’t feel the lack of answers detracted from the story, as this is truly a character driven plot, but I wouldn’t have minded a FEW more answers before the final page. Fans of Marissa Meyers’s The Lunar Chronicles as well as fans of dystopian young adult fiction may want to give Frost a shot. There are characters to root for and those you hope meet their doom, In the end, you will hope that Frost is able to achieve her goal of saving Romes and reaching the Battery. Her heart and determination will win you over.
OK. I'm weird. I had very high hopes for Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky. I mean who doesn't love the sci-fi dystopian world of life versus robots? Apparently, this girl here, or at least when it applies to this book. With such a pretty cover, I expected more. Plus, I had a chance to chat with the author about the setting of Frost and it sounded so cool! Unfortunately, the storyline does not shine past the premise or the cover. It starts off well, interesting, because we want to know why this a world of robots and why Frost is by herself talking to her father, or at least the image of her father through a robotic projection. Then there's the robotic dog pet she has. Moving along, I'd hoped for more character development or facts that can finish and explain itself in this 336 pages, that isn't part of a series. Yet, even the ending seem far too open-ended, and not enough conclusion. Maybe this is just not a story for me, but it might interest hard-core science fiction fans, and possibly the Walking Dead crowd. Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.