Friday, September 2, 2011

Review: Frost by Baer

Marianna Baer
Goodreads link
Published: September 13, 2011
Stars: 4 out of 5

I love crazy, quirky books. Sometimes I find a jewel of a nutty read and some of the images stick with me forever.

This is one of those books.

Perfect for Fall, Frost drops us back to school (a boarding school) and in a house on the property that is a dorm for four students and a totally absent house mother.

Leena, studious and nerd-girl cool, is rooming with her two besties. Forced on them is Celeste, the school's crazy girl and the reader thinks
"Oh, great, another book about friendship dynamics and how they change in senior year".

Oh, hell to the no.
This is a flat-out horror story complete with a gothic setting, unreliable characters, false leads, and red herrings. It is a strange (in a good way) read. Yet another book I wanted to put down and call everyone who was reading it and say, "Hey, did you just read that? Did that really just happen?"

I needed a break from the end of the world, shapeshifters, and zombies and Frost House provided a much needed escape. Not that I would spend the night there, but still.....