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(Touch of Frost #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a
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Published September 17th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Taylor Knight
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had this book sitting on my Kindle for the longest time and I finally decided to read it! Unfortunately, I was super disappointed.
Right from the start, this book just hit me weird. Everything was odd and I still can't really put my finger on what made it so awkward to read. It kind of felt like a draft instead of the finished book.
The main character was, in my opinion, overly teenager. She said a lot of things that older adults seem to think all teens say all the time. Things like "my fave"
This is a gem of a book and I now have to read everything on Lynn Rush's back list while I wait for the other books in this series to come out. :)

Frostbite was such a refreshing read. At first glance, Amanda seems like a predictable ya heroine. She has one friend, her parents are dead, and discovers her powers have grown, is escaping bad guys and suddenly the most popular boy in school likes her. However, instead of an absentee guardian, she is looked after by her older brother, who is always pr
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can I just begin my review with how awesome the cover is. Some book covers do not reflect their content but this one does perfectly. The story is about a girl called Amanda who has had an unhappy past full of tragedy and who is very much in need of some normality in her life. Amanda comes across as someone who is cold and unfriendly when she is in fact fearful of losing those she may get close to. Amanda has a strong relationship with her brother Scott and they look out for each other. What make ...more


Title: Frostbite
Series: (Touch of Frost, #1)
Author: Lynn Rush
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
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Review on Blog: HERE


First things first: Frostbite's book cover is absolutely beautiful, and represents the book to perfection. That was actually what drew me to this story; the ethereal girl, covered in snow, and tipped in blue. But when I began reading, that's whe
Book Chatter-Cath
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Frostbite is full of unexpected twists and turns, I never really knew what would happen next and I loved that about this book.
It has also been quite some time since a YA book made me cry; such were the emotions of this story.
I especially loved the prologue – it really sets the scene; lots of dire events, fighting and surprising ice action!

A great story, well told with realistic relationships/friendships portrayed. I look forward to reading where this story goes next.
A lovely 4 star read ;]
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
Also posted to Jen in Bookland

2.5 stars

I started Frostbite and thought oh this is going to be a long book. I really was not enjoying the story for about the first half of the book. Amanda was annoying and just...I was not enjoying it. Then somehow in the second half I started getting into it and by the end I thought this was not too bad. I even thought I might read the second book when it came out, until I read the sneak peek and then decided never it was a strange thing. Bad, good, th
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also on my blog

eARC received from writer in exchange for honest review. This review is spoiler-free.

Frostbite is the first in a new series called Touch of Frost. Like you might have read in the synopsis the main person in the book is Amanda, who can shoot snow from her hands. Well Lynn, you had me at snow shooting. That is just awesome. Amanda is apparently looking for a normal life, but of course she can't have one (you know with the snow shooting and all).

I don't want to spoil too much, so I w
Casey Peeler
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been extremely lucky to get to read this ARC of Frostbite. I absolutely love a hot steamy romance, but if I'm not reading a good romance I want something on the sci-fi, paranormal, outta-this-world type story, with a touch of romance. Frostbite is exactly that!

Amanda and her brother,Scott, are on their own. Their parents passed away due to a "tragic accident." She is so close to having a normal life unlike the past 4 years. She is trying to stay out of trouble, graduate, and has the best
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story is unique and one I really enjoyed. Mandy is a tough heroine and I liked her believable attitude of wanting to belong someplace and be normal despite the circumstances. The world building is great - Mandy already knows about her powers and we dive right into why she and her brother are in hiding. I liked that there wasn't a lot of build up and instead we got thrown right in. I really liked the explanation behind Mandy's frosty fingertips (which I won't say to avoid spoilers). The twist ...more
Ayanami Faerudo
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
A 2? A 2.5? Yes, thereabouts. I paused at 70% and didn't touch this book until two days after and I struggled to motivate myself to read the last 50 pages. It didn't hold my attention any longer.

In the beginning, I was all "Yay! Someone with cryokinesis! I can ride with this." Then, typical tropes galore! OMG, WHY!?!

Frostbite had great premise but then the boy came and *sigh* instalove.

Girl, you could deny him all you want but as you said you wanted a boyfriend badly.

But nooooo, I could hurt h
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lynn Rush never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful imagination and creativity. Frostbite - Touch of Frost is Lynn's next masterpiece that she has written. This unique and captivating storyline will intrigue you till no end

. This unique storyline, vivid descriptions and crisp dialogue and writing will sweep you along with each and every word and each and every page.

Her characters are well balanced, likeable and certainly giving the readers a vast array of emotions to absorb both to enjoy and
Linds Morris
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I don't really know what to say. I thought the characters were kind of annoying. I think it fell a little short at times. The action scenes were the only part I liked about this book. Which is why it gets two stars instead one one.

There were times it was repetitive and times where I was bored. Also her relationship with Zach was just weird to me. Don't take that to mean I was bothered about the declaration of love so early. Sometimes that's life. I just didn't really feel it, and I'm not talking
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Being normal for Amanda and Scott has not been easy. Not when Amanda is able to shoot ice and snow from her hands. Not to mention they have to keep an eye out for the coats.
The Coats are never far behind. But Amanda is tired of running and is ready to fight. She is dating a sweet hottie name Zach. Graduation is around the corner and Amanda can't fathom leaving her best friend Georgia.
Frostbite has likable characters action, secrets and friendship. Great book from Lynn Rush for everyone..
Courtney Newton/Shawnmarr
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
4.5/5 - Great book! Wish I had Amanda's powers! I'm definitely recommending you all to go out and buy this one once it's released! Full review to come close to release date. I'm loving this trilogy so much already and can't wait to see where the next one takes us.

Check out my full review here: http://courtreadsandreviews.blogspot....
Crystal Woodmancy
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I couldn't put it down! There were so many levels beyond those first realized as you went through the book. The writing Lynn did made me feel like I was there actually experiencing Mandy's life. It's a winner in my book and now Lynn is one of my must read authors!

I was sent an eARC in return for an honest review.
Nov 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
I loved the cover. Made me want to get the book. But I was hugely disappointed. The protagonist was annoying and wallowing in self pity a lot. Always expecting the worse of people around her. The instant love was not believable. I like the premise but it failed to delivery. I will not continue reading the series.
Ann Miller
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my first paranormal novel, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Despite her superhuman powers, Amanda is a very relatable, lovable character. Rush made me believe this could really happen. I also enjoyed the fast-paced action and the romance.
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
omg!!! I can't wait for the next book . this held me captured a while. love it <3
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it had a unique story that kept me hooked from beginning to end, and had me wanting to read the next in the series to find out what happens next.
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ya
Recommended to Emily by: free ebook on Amazon
This was a really good ya paranormal romance. I'll definitely be reading more from this author. I thought the concept was great...the whole fire/ice/genetic thing.
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fun, fast-paced, with paranormal elements and romance - what's not to like? Can't wait to see what happens next!
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book! It took me a while to get into it but I was hooked by the end and can't wait for the next one!
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017, own
Ever since their parents were brutally murdered, Amanda and Scott have been on the run. The same shady science organization that was behind their parents' deaths wants to abduct Amanda and use her in their research thanks to the supernatural powers - superstrength and the ability to shoot snow and ice from her hands - that she inherited from their mother and is struggling to keep control over. Life isn't easy when you're a teenage in small town just trying to keep your head down and make it to g ...more
Jennifer Collins
This was an easy, fast read that got better as it went on, but I'll also admit that, for the first ten pages or so, I really thought about just putting it down and forgetting about, the voice was so over-the-top and things, in generally, so silly. As I said, it did get better, but it continued throughout to feel a little too light and cheesy, and a fair bit too contrived, for me to really enjoy it. By the time I got halfway through, I was engaged and even amused by it, but never to the point whe ...more
Seriah Black
My Summary:
Amanda's mother had super-strength, and the ability to create and manipulate ice, snow, and sleet - abilities she passed on to her daughter, but not her son. The organization that experimented on Amanda's mom, and eventually murdered her, is out to capture and study Amanda too...or possibly kill her if she won't comply. Every time the scientists' henchmen find Amanda and her brother Scott, the siblings flee and have to start over again in a new town. Except this time, Amanda has a bes
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book is about Amanda, who isn't quite normal… she can shoot snow from her hands. All she wants is a normal life, but having sinister ‘Coats’ the scientists that killed her parents 4 years ago and who are also determined to catch her its not really possible.

Amanda is 17 is living with her brother, Scott in a small town in Arizona. They have been able to stay long enough for her to make friends she even has a best friend called Georgia, She's still constantly on the look out for the Coats, and
Thalia Maidique
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received an e-copy of the book for free to write an honest review.
This book was honestly fantastic, I read it in its entirety in one sit in from cover to cover. The character development was really good, although Mandy seemed bi-polar at times with how often she would jump from opinion to contradicting opinion. You do see her mature through out the story, it goes from her wanting to satisfy her selfish desires to her wanting to give up her chance at normalcy for the love of her life. But the rel
Dylan Quinn
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-reviews
Frostbite is an upper YA/NA novel following the lives of siblings Amanda and Scott Hillman. It is the sweet story following Mandy's journey as she tries to find her way in a world that she has always struggled to fit into.

All Mandy and her brother Scott really want is a place to finally call home after being on the run for four years following the tragic deaths of their parents. Unfortunately Mandy's super-human abilities that the "Coats" want to either study or destroy makes that nearly imposs
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
ARC provided by the author.

Frostbite is the first book in the Touch of Frost trilogy. This is the story of an eighteen year old girl named Amanda, (or Mandy for those who are close to her) who has to live a runaway life with her brother Scott. They move from town to town eventually settling down in a little town. They soon began feeling attached to people in the town that they don’t want to go running when they are found by the people who are chasing them.

I loved this book from beginning to end
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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