14 July 2012

Blog Tour: First Frost by Liz DeJesus

I'm soooo excited to be a part of this blog tour for First Frost! I have been waiting to review this book for you guys! Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Title: First Frost
Author: Liz DeJesus
Pub. Date: July 4, 2012
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Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.


So, I initially received this book FROM Ms. DeJesus, herself, to review on my blog. But then I signed up to be a part of the blog tour and figured I'd wait until now.

I've never so badly wanted to post a review in my life!

This book was hilarious! There were a few times when I found myself actually laughing out loud at the "Prince Charming" of the story. Seriously, take all of the stereotypes about a prince-charming-needs-to-save-a-lady-in-distress, and there you have the prince!

I had a really hard time putting this book down. It was so smartly done. There's just enough humor in this story thrown in to keep it funny. But, there's also some issues that Bianca, our main heroine, has to deal with that there's still a good amount of intensity to keep you turning the pages.

I absolutely adore a good fairytale and that's what this book is. Although, there's a modernization to it that makes it all the more appealing and original.

And, toss in there some SUPERB dialogue between best friends Bianca and Ming. These two were so adorable!

And I can honestly say that at the end of the book I found myself smiling. It was THAT kind of read!

My Rating:

~About the Author~

Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007) and The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011). Liz is currently working on a new novel.

Thank you, Liz, for letting me be a part of your blog tour today! I am honored!


  1. Liz, Bianca sounds like a character I'd like to read more about! Christy, thanks for hosting!


    C.K. Garner

  2. Lovely review, Liz ~ the humor of your book really comes across. :)

  3. Hey C.K and Joanna. Thanks for stopping by to read this wonderful review and for following me around on my blog tour. :D

    Christy, thank you so much for the amazing review I'm so glad that you enjoyed my book and I made you laugh outloud! Yey!! :) Sometimes I think that I'm the only one that thinks I'm funny, glad I can put that worry to rest. And thank you for being a part of this blog tour. I'm having so much fun. :) Be sure that there's a sequel to First Frost in the works. ;)

    1. Oh, a sequel!!! I'll be reading it, for sure!

      And, yes, rest assured that you're not just entertaining yourself! I really thought this book was hilarious!

  4. Hi I nominated you for the Versatile Award!

  5. Thank you all for stopping by here today! I'm glad you enjoyed the review!