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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  467 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Frost is possessed by a wolf demon that brings death everywhere she goes. When she is captured by a band of warriors sworn to protect their country from rebel fighters she has to prove she is not an enemy.
Paperback, UK, 439 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Walker (first published June 21st 2012)
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Zoë Marriott
Jan 29, 2012 Zoë Marriott rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Eh... you know, I did write the thing. I kinda have to think it's good.
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I love everything about this book. Everything!
I even love the love triangle and I dislike love triangles with a vengeance.
(Say that 3 times fast and you can have a cupcake.)

When writing reviews I try really hard not to gush, given my fangirldom of Sunshine (Robin McKinley) I actually thought I delivered a pretty balanced review on that book… – I’ll be gushing over Frostfire.

Gush 1: The writing.

Gush 2: The story.

Gush 3: Frost.

Gush 3b: The remaining characters

Gush 4: The relationships. I’m incl
Jun 14, 2012 Yaa marked it as to-read
Wait. What!?

Wow. I really loved Frostfire! This is definetely ZM's best book so far. Reasons why:

The writing is beautiful, as are the setting and characters.
Frost, is at first scared and feeble, uncontrollable strength coming to her only when she is possessed by a dark battle-raged wolf. She joins the hill guard, falls in love and confronts her past and becomes the confident heroic badass with an axe she was destined to be. She is a brilliant faulted coloured lady who develops beautifully throughout the no
Book Angel Emma
Review by Madison

Frost, a girl who is possessed by the wolf believes she is dangerous and a murderer destined to live apart from everyone else. While trying to save someone's live she is captured by a group of warriors trying to regain their country from rebel fighters. Escape seems like the only option to keep both herself and the warriors safe. When the possibility of freedom, love and a home appear in the form of Luca and Arian, Frost can only be with one of them. Her battle with the wolf ins
Emma Christina
Another stunner! The characters were perfectly flawed, strong and complex. Although Shadows on the Moon is still my favourite of her books, this was definately worth more than 4 stars. My heart leapt and broke with the characters, truly beautiful writing. If i could have any authors talent with words, Zoe would definately be one of my first choices. The only problem i found with this book, which continues to irk me, is that not enough people have open the cover, because after page one you are ho ...more
Serendipity Reviews
Zoë Marriot is one of those authors I adore. When I receive a book by her, I know I will be lost in a fantasy world from the moment I begin reading to the final paragraph on the last page. Her writing is just so evocative, I find my emotions become entwined with her words and I react alongside the characters to the events that occur in the book.

FrostFire is set in the same world as Daughter of the Flames, which is the only book by this author I haven't read. I didn't feel that I needed to read
The blurb of Frostfire cannot express the ride this novel will take you on. If you read it around people they may wonder why you have gone from laughing hysterically to sobbing into your hanky within no time at all – and yeah, definitely have a hanky to hand.

The three main characters are some of the most developed and three dimensional characters I have read about in a long time. Frost is simultaneously a very strong character, who has pulled herself through a lot, and at the same time such a ve
Four and a half stars.

Grabbed this after Rebecca Anderson tweeted that she'd just finished and loved it, and very glad she did. (Also, Zoë Marriott kindly let me know that there was no need to read the two Ruan books in order.) Beautiful writing, great setting - I'll definitely be reading more by Marriott - and a convincingly untrusting heroine. (The remedy to the insta-love of the YA fantasy might just be PTSD!) To put this very vaguely, I resisted the golden boy by whom everyone is smitten in
The story of Frost, a girl with a secret burden on a desperate mission to find a way to be free of it. On her way to a place where she thought she'd find the answers, her path crosses with that of Luca and Arian, the captain of the hill guard and his lieutenant, and their lives intertwine and change forever.

Interesting world, realistic characters and original ideas. While I enjoyed the romance between Frost and Luca, I wasn't as invested in it as I would have liked and found myself wondering abo
Innere Dämonen

Frost ein starkes Mädchen, welches allein mit ihrer Axt, dass einzige was sie von ihren verstorbenen Vater besitzt, durch die Wälder irrt. Auf der Suche nach Arbeit, Essen und einer Unterkunft. Nie hält sie sich lange an einem Ort auf, immer auf der Flucht, aus Angst das sie anderen schaden könnte. Nachdem auch ihre Mutter gestorben ist, zu der sie kein gutes Verhältnis hatte, ist Frost das Mädchen mit dem inneren Wolf, ganz allein.
Eines Tages als sie durch die Wälder streift, trif
Sydney Mugerwa
Frostfire is like the United Nations of cliches. You want headstrong heroines? Dashing heroes? Love triangles? Romance? Fantastical superpowers? Racial representation? Sexual orientations? Anticipated love triangle resolutions? Boy meets Girl meets World? I could go on and on and all my criteria would be met.

Having read Shadows on the Moon like so many other Zoe Marriot fans, I was colossally disappointed with Frostfire. The writing style seems resigned and uninspired. Give-'em-what-they-want.
janie love
i love it
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„Frostblüte“ von Zoë Marriott ist ein Fantasy-Roman – High-Fantasy, um genau zu sein – der mit einer Altersempfehlung ab 14 Jahren als Jugendroman einzuordnen ist, sich jedoch nicht darauf beschränken muss. All-Age-geeignet erzählt die britische Autorin eine Geschichte von persönlichen Schicksalen, Krieg, Schuld und Liebe…

Inhalt: Frost zieht trotz ihrer jungen Jahre allein durch ein fremdes Land. Sie trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich, der sie zur Gefahr für jeden in ihrer Umgebung macht. Als sie au
Erster Satz:

"Als der Wolf das erste Mal von mir Besitz ergriff, war ich acht."
Meine Rezension:

Du bist dein ganzes Leben auf der Flucht...du fliehst nicht vor einem Feind, nein, sondern vor dir selbst...

Als Frost zum ersten Mal merkte, dass sie einen Wolfsdämon in sich trug, veränderte sich ihr Leben schlagartig. Ab ihrem achten Lebensjahr waren sie und ihre Mutter nirgendwo gerne gesehen, Liebe und Geborgenheit hat Frost seitdem selbst von ihrer Mutter nicht mehr erfahren, denn immer, wenn sie v

RATING: 3 stars

I liked it, but I was expecting to like it... more I guess. I mean, Wolf Demon? So cool. Explanation: cool, but could have been cooler. And the fantasy world was a little too generic (though maybe I should have started with book 1, I suppose).


Já há algum tempo que ando para ler as obras de Zoe Marriott. Tenho alguns dos livros dela nas estantes, que fui comprando devido às muitas opiniões positivas sobres os mesmos.

Talvez tenham sido as altas expetativas que
I'm between a three and a four for the moment. I don't know why but I couldn't connect with the book and I wasn't convinced by the love triangle. I'm going to read it again and hopefully my judgement will change.
Marie Godley
A great book set back in the land where Daughter of the Flame was set but with amazing new characters. All strong and complex but ones that you will be willing to share their journey.
Ananya~Fantasy bookworm~
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Frostfire is the story of Saram Aaeskaar - better known by her nickname of "Frost" and her journey to "The Sacred Flame" that she hopes will heal her of the Wolf curse she was born with. Along the way, she meets the Royal Hill Guard and it's charismatic leader Luca and his aggressive lieutenant Arian. Feelings develop and turmoil arises as the ultimate battle to end their mission arrives.

Frostfire is one of the only books I can pick up from time to time and read all over again - I never get sick
[This review has been taken straight from my blog,]

Before reading:

Ever since I knew that Zoe was writing FrostFire, I wanted to read it. That's, like, a year's time. And this morning, FrostFire arrived! I am so, so happy :D I have no idea what to expect because omgomgomg Shadows on the Moon was just so good, I can't believe any book can top that! But the writer IS Zoe Marriott, after all, and I have no doubt whatsoever that she will blow my mind once again!

Also, Zoe,
rating 3,5 (may go lower when I find the time to re-rate all the book. I was told I am too soft :( )

I somehow don’t know what to think about Zoë Marriotts books. The story has always something interesting in it that makes me read almost all of her books. Yet - I don’t feel anything for her heroines. They are always self depressed, scared (mentally and physically), emo and whine all the time. Ok, they don’t really whine - they are supposed be the type of strong female character, but they always t
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
Earlier this week, I reviewed DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES, a book that precedes FROSTFIRE in the world of Ruan. However, you don't need to read the books in any particular order. It's perfectly fine to read FROSTFIRE first. While some characters are mentioned, the two books don't rely on one another in order to make sense. In this sense, the two books remind me of companion novels MISTWOOD and NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess, where the books are linked in small ways, but independent of one another. A more ...more
Die Charaktere tragen die Geschichte und da die Figuren wirklich großartig ausgearbeitet sind, funktionierte das auch überwiegend sehr gut, doch zum Ende hin zog es sich ein klein wenig, weil zu wenig Spannung da war bzw. die Handlung vorhersehbar.

UND: Es gab zwar eine Dreiecksgeschichte, aber ich konnte damit ganz gut leben, was vermutlich wieder an der guten Ausarbeitung der Figuren lag. Alle haben eine Vergangenheit, Altlasten und sind auf der Suche nach Zusammenhalt, Freundschaft und Liebe -
So even though the first book was a sour turn in my reading choice, this one definitely did what the other couldn't. I loved the characters, although plot wise, it just didn't go anywhere much for me. They stayed in the camp for ages, and it was solely focused on relationships, so there was no drive in where the storyline went, no suprises or real climaxes, which made it predictable. The characters were the ones to hold this book together for me. I was involved and I found myself liking the very ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, fantasy, ya
I eagerly awaited this book for a very long time, and it did not disappoint me even a little bit. I have read all of Zoë's books in the order that they were published, and I have really seen her writing style develop with each one. However, I think she has outdone herself this time, because FrostFire is simply stunning. Ok, so it's not a fast-paced, action-packed thrilling fantasy, but it is beautifully intriguing and heartfelt and has a lot to say about love and life. Like Daughter of the Flame ...more
Frost trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich. Immer, wenn sie von anderen körperlich verletzt wird, drängt er sich an die Oberfläche und Frost verliert die Kontrolle über ihren Körper. Dann kann sie für nicht mehr garantieren. Seit dem ersten Ausbruch des Dämons wird sie von allen Menschen gemieden und immer wieder verjagt, wenn die Gerüchte ihr folgen. Nicht einmal ihre Mutter traut ihr. Nach deren Tod macht sich Frost auf den Weg, die Feuergöttin zu finden. Stattdessen trifft sie auf Luca, den
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
This review was originally published at Fluttering Butterflies

Last year I went on holiday and took with me Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott and it was incredible, one of my favourite books of the year. And now Zoe has done it again. This year on holiday, I took with me FrostFire and ended up crying several times into my hotel pillow late at night. I remember once not wanting to leave to go sightseeing because I had just 50 pages left.

I was slightly worried about taking FrostFire with me, as i
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