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Fire in Frost

(Crystal Frost #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  2,416 ratings  ·  335 reviews
CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Add blackmail to the list of things she never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. After spotting her first ghost, secrets from ...more
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Published March 13th 2015 by Crystallite Publishing
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Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Ghosts have a way of misleading you; they can make your thoughts as heavy as branches after a storm.”

----Rebecca Maizel

Alicia Rades, an American author, pens her new YA series, Crystal Frost and the first book in this series is called Fire in Frost that unfolds the story of a young teenage girl who is while comprehending with her new found powers, is also trying to deal with the ghost of her dead classmate.


Crystal Frost has spent her whole life believing she's ordinary, and her
She’s always been a normal girl, dealing with life and high school the best she can, but the day she thought she saw the ghost of a girl who died a year before, Crystal wasn’t too sure this constituted “normal” on any scale. So, who can she talk to about this? How about the expert in all things occult, her mother. And that’s when Mom dropped the bomb. Crystal has a gift, inherited through the generations and it has finally manifested itself because Crystal is “maturing.” Olivia’s ghost is ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly can we just take a look at the cover of the book? It's absolutely stunning! I would definitely want to buy the book based solely on the cover of it. Its beautiful and captivating.

I really did enjoy the book and found it to resemble a chick flick show set in the 2000's such as the show Charmed. The book is written about a girl named Crystal Rhea Frost, who's in her school's volleyball team. She basically has psychic abilities and tendencies of seeing the future in her dream. Oh and did
NAT.orious reads ☽
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
3.5 crystal-clear
This book is for… readers between the ages of 14 and 18 who approve of serious issues being tackled in the context of paranormal fantasy. TW: Physical violence should be expected.

I read some reviews before requesting this book, which had quite the dampening effect on my expectations. That probably worked in my favour. The audiobook turned out to be a pleasant surprise, starting with a narrator's voice that absolutely fits the main character. Set around Halloween,
Jan 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You know those books where everything is just a tad too good and just leave you wondering whether you just have a bad life or the protagonist has a freakishly good one?

Well, meet Fire in Frost.

To start with, I think a key issue with this book was how comfortable everyone was about these psychic abilities. Crystal's calm about it in a couple of seconds (would anyone be comfortable about finding out they can see ghosts?) and when she decides to tell people- a huge 'plot twist' occurs-

Review originally published on Bookgatherer.

I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest opinion.

I really wanted to like this book and I did - to some degree. It's just that this book had nothing new for me. It had a girl turned psychic theme, a damsel in distress said girl had to help and of course a bully the damsel had to be rescued from.

The book was nicely und understandable written and the characters were likeable. Crystal and her friends were fun to watch. At one
Oct 16, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Analee (Book Snacks)
Actual rating: 3.5

Note: I received a free digital copy of this book thanks to Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Quick Summary

When Crystal Frost finds out she's psychic, her whole world spins out of control, especially when the ghost of a dead classmate, Olivia, appears to her, asking her to help someone. All the while Crystal must make sure no one finds out about her special abilities. Will Crystal be able to solve the mystery of Olivia, and stay on top of it all?


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Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a review. I did not receive any compensation nor did I guarantee a favorable review.

I must admit that during the first few chapters I was asking myself if I would ever finish reading this book. I can honestly say that continuing to read it was well worth it!! Crystal is at the cusp of womanhood and while at school one day she thinks she sees Olivia but that's hard to believe because her classmate was dead. One night she
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Fire In Frost by Alicia Rades is the first book in a new series titled the Crystal Frost series. It is a wonderful paranormal story about a young teenage girl who discovers she has psychic powers and uses them to help solve a mystery.

I loved Crystal who is the leading character in the story and found her to be very likeable and could empathise with her on many levels. I liked seeing how she uncovered her special supernatural
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great YA book!
I was lucky enough to win this book but that did not influence my review of the book.

This book is about 15yr old Crystal Frost and her psychic abilities ... something she didn't knew she had!
Not only does Crystal discover she's psychic but it starts a chain of discoveries and adventures

This book flowed real nice and the characters and story line are believable for a paranormal book ;)

there is cursing within the book, some topics that might make some uncomfortable but
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not great. some material with strong message potential in here - adolescent worries, periods (though maybe too much discussion of sanitary pads), abusive boyfriends (although the 'villain' is a such a trope and overblown bad guy that it becomes unbelievable) and being comfortable as yourself, it was all just poorly executed to me. read like it was written by a fifteen year-old. bleh.
Ari ☾
3.5 Stars!
This book was good! It was quick, easy, light fluffy read. (Read it in two sessions.)
I actually loved Crystal. She felt like a real person to me. Well the only thing that wasn’t quite realistic and bothered me was how fast Crystal got over the fact she just found out she was psychic. She was like oh my gosh, oh I’m actually okay with this. That was my only true problem with this book.
This book was also light on romance! Which was actually a nice change. There were some hints of
Cecily Wolfe
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This was a quick read (mostly because I couldn't stop - I just had to keep going) and I really liked Crystal as well as the surprises in the storyline that were so unexpected. Definitely going to keep reading this series!
Emily Ross
This novel follows a teenaged girl as she discovers her psychic abilities for the first time, and how she uses them to help others.

I actually really liked Crystal. She felt like a real person. A lot of novels like this end up with a main character that feels false, but I could really imagine Crystal and felt like what she was doing and saying were true to her character. I also liked Emma, Crystal's best friend. Like not as nuanced as Crystal, she was definitely more characterised than the third
Lynda Dickson
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 13+
Shelves: young-adult
Olivia Owen died a year ago, so why can Crystal see her? When fifteen-year-old Crystal Frost walks in on her mother, Andrea, conducting a séance with her friends, Crystal finds out her mother is a psychic. Not only that, but she discovers that she's a psychic herself! So when the ghostly Olivia asks her to help out a friend, how can she refuse? As Crystal struggles to use her new-found powers, she keeps more and more from her best friend, Emma, threatening to ruin their relationship. But who can ...more
Amanda Thome
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the author in trade for an honest review, all opinions are my own.**

By the end of Fire in Frost I was really invested in the characters and their stories. It took a while for me to get ‘hooked’ on this book, but by the mid-way point I found myself really enjoying the characters and their motives.

I really liked Crystal’s character-I was happy that she questioned her abilities throughout the book because I felt that would be the case in reality.
Maria Kth
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning was a little bit dull, but oh my it developed nicely. I would say it deserves a 4.5 stars, and really I need to read the next one!
Jill Urbanek Gauger
I really liked this book. I love the whole psychological story line. Crystal goes from a every day normal girl to Psychic and comes to terms with it grudgingly. Knowing that her family and friends except her is all she needs to do the right thing
I read this slowly at night. It had so much potential that wasn't put to good use!
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and light.
I would recommend this for younger YA readers except for the swearing. It deals with a tough issue very well.
This book did not get off to a good start with me. Clichés, stereotypes, and even the occasional redundant wording abounded, like this in the very first few pages: “an invisible force—something unknown willing me to look” (page 3/169). It wasn’t all quite as bad as that, it did get a little bit better with going easier on clichés, but it was still decidedly lackluster for me overall.

What this story does have going for it is that it speaks a lot about the importance of putting faith in your
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just got done reading the Crystal Frost series, including a sequel short story, by the fantastic author @aliciarades . This was one of those recommended to me by Amazon, and it looked interesting. What an understatement! Rades may be one of the best new (to me) YA authors out there. Her character development and plot lines were great, and her new take on some familiar paranormal stories (psychics) really had me hooked. I finished this entire series in about 1 1/2 days; I could not stop ...more
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Jamie Sands
seems to be aimed at very young teens. Lots of telling instead of showing and inexplicable character decisions but good enough that I read it all the way through.
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Fire in Frost is a recipient of the B.R.A.G. Medallion Award.

Life in high school and in a small town can be hard but for Crystal Frost things just became harder! A late bloomer, Crystal has been living a life well protected by her mother. Upon reaching woman-hood her powers begin to reveal themselves and the life her mother has been keeping from her explodes in
Tonja Drecker
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We start out in pretty normal circumstances with a pretty normal, teenage girl, Crystal. And already, in those first pages the stage is set--she sees a ghost. This moment hits well, and immediately pulls in with a sense of mystery and tension. Too bad that it takes a few chapters after this for the story to really get going--a lot of time is spent on Crystal, her mother and her friends as we're gently introduced to the situation. But after this lull, things get moving nicely.

The mystery is well
Candy Cassin
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a magical adventure! Fire in Frost is a great read. It does starts out a bit slow, but once it gets to going it keeps you on your toes. I found it to be fun and intriguing. It has action, mystery and psychic powers! There is not much in the way of romance in this book, but it leaves it open for possibilities in book 2.The story flows well and is quite easy to get caught up in. I just love all of the supernatural excitement going on! We get to discover everything right along with the main ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Fire in Frost is a cute paranormal story about a teenage girl coming into her psychic powers. Surrounded by great friends, a wonderful mom, and a nice future step-dad, Crystal seemed to have it made. That is until she started seeing the ghost of a dead classmate and having odd visions. Crystal discovered her mother is also psychic but not as powerful as she is. So at least she had someone to turn to and teach her about her
katerina ☕
Didn't particularly enjoy this one, mainly because of the writing style. At times, it felt a bit like I was reading a way-too-predictable fanfiction.
I also found most of the characters to be very unlikable.
Overall it was just... meh. The only good thing I can honestly say about this is that it was a pretty fast paced read.
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Alicia Rades is a USA Today bestselling author of young adult paranormal fiction. When she's not getting into magical mischief in fantasy worlds, she's either trying new recipes, exploring the outdoors, or spending time with her son. Alicia lives with her family in Wisconsin, where she's happily addicted to cheese.

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