Thursday, 10 May 2018

Review: A Fistful of Frost - Rebecca Chastain

Madison’s job—and soul—are on thin ice.

Madison Fox is determined to reform Jamie, her half-evil pooka, but the bond linking her to Jamie works both ways. Already, it has manipulated her into bending the rules. If she continues down this path, she could doom her soul. Since her judgment can’t be trusted, a high-ranking inspector now dictates Madison’s every interaction with Jamie, and each directive drives them further apart.

Unfortunately, Madison has bigger issues than the potential degradation of her soul. Winter has struck with a vengeance. Frost moths plague the entire state, reinforcing the artificially frigid temperature. Worse, cold-blooded, soul-stealing enemies are flocking into her region from the north—creatures Madison has little defense against.

With the inspector scrutinizing her every misstep, Madison is in for the battle of her life. If she hopes to survive, she must make an impossible choice: save herself and her region or save Jamie.

An imaginative urban fantasy filled with heart, humor, and plenty of butt-kicking action—A Fistful of Frost is a book you won’t want to miss!

Madison Fox Series:
A Fistful of Evil
A Fistful of Fire
A Fistful of Flirtation (Free Novella)
A Fistful of Frost

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Review:
A Fistful of Frost is the third book in the Madison Fox series and there was a huge gap (over two years) between this and the last book published so I'm glad I reread the earlier books before diving back into this one. I think you'd probably be fine to dive straight into this one as Rebecca Chastain does remind us who characters are and some of the history between them but I'd forgotten so much that I really enjoyed my rereads anyway. It's really hard to review this book without giving major spoilers for something that happens in A Fistful of Fire so please bear that in mind before reading this review, it'll be spoiler free for Frost but I'd recommend reading Fire first.

So this book picks up Madison's story shortly after the end of Fire, she's working on strengthening the bond between her and her pooka Jamie but she has an inspector breathing down her neck to make sure she doesn't end up getting tainted by Jamie's evil half. Jamie has gone from newborn to difficult teenager in a flash and it was really hard to see how inspector Pamela's advice to Madison just kept making things so much worse. It was frustrating seeing Madison go against her instincts to follow instructions so I was really glad when she finally figured out where she was going wrong and put her foot down.

This series continues to be a really fun one to read, you have lots of light hearted moments thanks to characters like Jamie, Val and Mr. Bond, there are new evil creatures in town terrorising local residents and causing chaos for Madison on a work front, she's still trying to find time to do basic training and try to get Jamie on the right track and her love life isn't exactly simple either. Madison finally managed to go on a date with hunky vet Alex but as lovely as he is Madison has to keep so many things secret from him that it puts a lot of pressure on her. Then you have her co-worker Niko who is definitely showing an interest and the added advantage there is that he knows exactly what her life is like and she doesn't have to hide anything from him. I'm not really a love triangle fan so I'm hoping this one is resolved soon rather than drag on forever, it's rare that I like both guys but as of now I don't really mind which way things pan out. My only issue would be if she chooses Alex then I think she needs to find a way to let him in on her real life, I don't see how a longterm relationship could work between otherwise.

A Fistful of Frost is a fab instalment of this fun, light-hearted urban fantasy series and I'm already looking forward to the next one!

Source: Received from Rebecca Chastain in exchange for an honest review

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Sarah!

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    1. You're very welcome Rebecca, as you know I love this series :o)

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