I'm With You

I'm With You

by Allie Frost


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ISBN-13: 9780997451344
Publisher: Dragon Tree Books
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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I'm With You 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jamztoma More than 1 year ago
This Felt like a Blockbuster Movie for Me! Well, well, well. I am going to say this and I am pleased to say it, this book was like a blockbuster movie for me. I could liken the plot of this movie to that of the 80’s film, Willow, but with a few alterations. The main characters are a pair of siblings by the names of Ciaran and Remiel who are on the run from their father who has hired big-time assassins to murder them due to Remiel’s gift for predicting a person’s death. The book starts off with them all eating breakfast to their butler driving Ciaran and Remiel to school to Ciaran realizing he’s forgotten his homework at home and thus going back to get it. Upon arriving home, he discovers his father’s malicious intentions for his sister and therefore goes out of his way to make sure he and his sister escape him. Along the way, they befriend certain outcasts who swear on their own lives to get Ciaran and Remiel to safety. The book takes place in an alternate universe in a country known as Empirya which I suspect is the equivalent of our country (the United States). The author, Allie Frost, has a refreshing tone in her writing of this book and that’s what I liked about it. Her own way of weaving fantasy with reality is so expertly done that it captured my attention throughout. The characters of this book are relatable. Each one has an inner strength as well as a conflict that affects the way they act throughout their journey. They are consisted of a pair of gays, a former prostitute, a librarian with a hidden temper, a circus juggler with a monstrous alternative personality, and the two main characters who realize that their friends are relying on them and the reward they have promised them in return for their companionship. What I really enjoyed about this book was the way their alternate world mirrored our real world. The Northern part of Empirya resembles our Northern region where it is described as more modern, more having to do with the city life than its Southern counterpart which is made up of rural communities like farming for instance. There is a part of this book that endeared itself to the Christian in me when they stopped by a monastery where monks dwelt who are worshippers of a deity similar to the real-life Jesus Christ. He is referred to as Irovas and their religion is termed the Irovasian faith. His teachings paralleled that of Jesus to give love and to serve each other. I found myself at a verge of tears when I realized that this book has a hidden Christian meaning to it and it got me to recall C.S. Lewis’ Narnia which really is a great thing to consider while reading the book. I will not spoil the contents of this great read but if you are looking for an adventure with all the deadly weaponry and wit, this book will sate you. I wholeheartedly recommend it to teenagers because although it may sound like a plot of a children’s book, it has themes and some language that are inappropriate for children. So yes, this is a great YA book I must assert. I really want you the reader to read it because it both has modern and old-fashioned elements for both the adult lover of YA fiction and the millennial teenager him or herself. When I read the last word of the last page of this book, I honestly breathed a huge sigh and told myself: “whoa, that was a super-fantastic blockbuster of a book. Just wait when some interested Hollywood producer and screenwriter and director finds out about it.” Awesome indeed!
TootYourBooks More than 1 year ago
An exciting, page-turner, worthy of 5 stars! Sometimes you read a debut novel that is so convincing and so expertly written, that you know you have stumbled on a writer that you will follow for years to come. Introducing Allie Frost, who has really excelled with her debut novel, I'm With You, a fantasy novel with lots of peril, but even more heart. The plot was interesting, the characters were so well-developed, and the world Frost created is so imaginative and magical. Ciaran lost his mother at a young age, and his father has gone mad through grief. The one light of his life is sister Remiel, who experiences visions prediction people's death. Her dark gift has placed a huge target on her back, and there are those that are out to kill her. Ciaran cannot bear the thought of losing his sister as well, is too much to bear. He will do all it takes to save his beloved sister, even if someone close to them will stop at nothing to ensure she never has another vision.
TheBookMonkey More than 1 year ago
Remiel Morrigan has a supernatural gift, but it is not one that anyone would wish for. She has premonitions of death, even predicting the untimely death of her own mother. Her brother Ciaran is fiercely protective of her, and when he overhears the details of a devastating plan, he will have to go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. 'I'm With You' by Allie Frost, is a fantasy novel that will draw you in, and pull you along right until the last page. Reading this wonderful fantasy novel, I felt with the characters – the desperation of the Morrigan siblings, the mad grief of their father, and the underlying feelings of hope and love, that comes with friendship. The writing style was very smooth, with the plot flowing smoothly throughout, with sub-plots weaved into the tapestry of the story, seamlessly. Beautiful scene setting, punchy dialogue, a flawless plot, and character that will steal your heart. What more can you want from a fantasy novel?
Literometer More than 1 year ago
What I really loved about 'I'm With You', was the extraordinary characters, debut author Allie Frost has a real talent for them. Ciaran and Rimiel Morrigan are siblings who have suffered the tragic loss of their mother. Worse still, their father puts the blame firmly at Rimiel's feet as she experiences a vision of the mother's demise. But, they could never have predicted the other dark thoughts going on in their father's mind. I started to feel for the siblings very quickly, relating and empathising with them, and rooting for them to find safety and acceptance. They are just beautifully written characters, and I would love to see more from the Morrigan siblings in the future. It is not just the main protagonists that I fell in love with. Be prepared for a ragtag bunch of secondary characters – like a short-tempered fire-juggler and upper-class street dweller – that really make this novel come to life. Their personalities are diverse, they have their own quirks and backstories, and they are all genuinely loveable. Brilliant.
EbookBoss More than 1 year ago
The story follows Ciaran Morrigan and his sister Remiel, who find themselves in danger, in the place where they are supposed to be the safest. They flee across the mythical nation of Empirya. Their journey is full of danger, but also full of interesting characters they meet along the way that offer help to the stricken family. Will their long journey lead to a sanctuary, or will the dark premonitions his sister Remiel has, lead to their ruin? I loved my journey to find out. I probably say this way too much: This is the perfect book for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
GemmaDavison More than 1 year ago
I have a current obsession with fantasy fiction. For me, there is no better escape from the humdrum of everyday life than to pick up a fantasy novel and enter into another world for a while. Allie Frost's 'I'm With You' showed up on my Amazon recommended list, thanks to my recent browsing and it was the cover that first drew my attention thanks to its interesting geometric design. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I am glad that I did because if not I wouldn't have discovered an immense new talent in the fantasy genre. Written with passion and incredible imagination, 'I'm With You' was very moving and beautiful, tackling the very modern issue of inclusion, in such a sensitive and exciting way. The story follows Ciaran Morrigan and his sister Remiel, who find themselves in danger, in the place where they are supposed to be the safest. They flee across the mythical nation of Empirya. Their journey is full of danger, but also full of interesting characters they meet along the way, that offer help to the stricken family. Will their long journey lead to a sanctuary, or will the dark premonitions his sister Remiel has, lead to their ruin? I probably say this way too much: This is the perfect book for a rainy Sunday (I live in the North East of England so I have plenty of rainy Sundays to fill with books).
Grymm More than 1 year ago
A lot of writers struggle to find the balance of character depth that Allie Frost hits with this novel. There are signs this is a new author, but the writing here has definitely been crafted with care. The characters are thrown into an extraordinary situation thanks to some very special talents (Remiel). Ciaran (the central character), is a young teenage boy who is smart beyond his years. He struggles with this and finds a full cast of peers and friends to help pull him through this adventure and grow. This is a rich world with a diverse and amazing set of characters. Though it’s not a unique plot, it’s told and shared in a way that brings a new light on a struggle for survival. I’d recommend this book to anyone that wants a good read that you can hammer out over the weekend. It’s a great story about the family we create, and the people we depend on.
ValeryElias16 More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe that I'm With You by Allie Frost is this author's first novel. Expertly written, Frost has set the stage for a great future of significant and entertaining works that will appeal to teens and adults alike. The characters are quite realistically drawn; brother and sister, Ciarán Morrigan and Remiel are on the run for their lives, after their father determines he has had enough of Remiel's seemingly odd ways. You see, she has a way of knowing when someone is about to die, and predicted the death of her mother. Remiel's father thinks she is wicked, and must be killed. On their journey to escape their father, Ciaran and Remiel meet a ton of interesting characters who endeavor to help them. This is a thoroughly enjoyable novel, one which has fantastic characterization, a hefty plot, well described surroundings, and a true sense of desperation covering the brother and sister team. The author writes well, fully utilizing and expanding on her command of language to pull the reader in to the journey. The further you get into the book, the more you will appreciate the story, as emotions develop, and the plot thickens. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a different kind of book.
TheHungryMonster More than 1 year ago
Allie Frost’s debut book I’m With You, is a passionate and gripping novel that draws the reader into her world with dynamic characters and an engaging story line. Ciarán and Remiel are siblings that have lost their mother. Their father has lost his mind due to her death and blames Remiel for the death of his wife. Remiel was born with an unusual gift, the ability to see a person’s death before it occurs. Five years after their mother’s death, their father has put out a hit job on his daughter, saying that she must die for the world to be right again, claiming that Remiel is a demon that kills. Ciarán loves his sister and when he learns of the plot to kill her he takes matters into his own hands and sets out to save her. With the help of an unlikely bunch of strangers, Ciarán and Remiel set out to escape the assassins that have been sent after Remiel. The novel starts out in Kevlar a city in the realm of Empirya. This is a typical industrial city, similar to the early industrial periods of America. After learning of the plot to kill Remiel, Ciarán literally runs into to vagabonds, Ramus and Valkyrie. Fate brought them together and they help the two siblings escape Kevlar. Once away they are quickly found by the assassins hired to kill Remiel and they add a young prostitute names Camilla to their group. As they travel barely staying one step ahead of their enemy’s they add to their growing company Kaz the circus fire juggler, and Mitzi the librarian. Together they encounter danger and learn surprising things about one another. They bond together in the common goal of keeping Remiel alive and getting her and Ciarán home again. Allie Frost tells the story from the view of Ciarán. His perspective is insightful for a young 15-year-old boy. While he seems more mature at times, there are defiantly times where his young age is apparent and the other characters’ step in to guide him. Ramus takes on the fatherly role for Ciarán and Remiel while Valkyrie is more the depressing voice of reason that battles internally between keeping to himself and away from trouble, vs doing the right thing and protecting the kids from the dangers after them. Camilla starts off as a very shallow character and through the novel builds into a deep meaningful part of the story line. The same is for Kaz and Mitzi, they evolve from the time they are introduced all the way to the epilogue. The bond that is formed from this unintended group becomes a family. Circumstances of the story give each character a chance to grow and evolve. Frost does an amazing job showing the transformation and growth while keeping the perspective in Ciarán’s eyes. For a first novel Allie Frost, has created a dynamic world, taking the reader all over, showing a multitude of cultures and communities while keeping all relatable to modern earth. So, while the land is a work of fiction, many of the religious beliefs and cultural references are easy to relate to and understand. I’m With You is a perfect title for the novel as all the characters form a bond and grow together to create a family that Ciarán and Remiel lacked ever since their mother died. This is a captivating novel that will keep the reader engaged from the first page to the last.