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IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.

Not one has ever returned.


When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discove
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Blackstone Publishing
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
THIS FREAKING BOOK!! ADDED TO FAVORITES LIST! PREORDERED WITH NO HESITATION!



What the hell am I going to say??? I loved this book so freaking much! There were some sad things toward the end and I don't know if they can ever be mended but one can hope. This book pulled at all of my FEELS!

I CAN NOT BELIEVE Coco Ma wrote this book at 15 years of age! She's freaking amaze balls! If I could write this good at 15 I would have been a star! Hell, If I could write this good now, I could be a star!

Shado
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Nick
Apr 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover is what I think heaven looks like
Coco Ma
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
HELLO LOVELIES! A few things to know about Shadow Frost:

⚔ badass royals wielding elemental powers? magical.
⚔ immortal demon annihilating kingdom? terrifying.
⚔ love triangles? no thanks.
⚔ POVs? multiple.
⚔ fierce women, cinnamon buns and flawed characters? many.
⚔ banter? quality.
⚔ plot twists? idk, you tell me ;))
⚔ hotel? trivago.
(please don’t sue me lol)

shameless plug! ❤ IF YOU ENJOYED SHADOW FROST and have a quick moment, I’d really appreciate if you could give it a vote on these Goodreads
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Amy Imogene Reads
Mar 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Got an ARC! Crossing my fingers that the contents match this truly gorgeous cover. It’s giving me all kinds of And I Darken vibes.
Mel (Epic Reading)
eARC Approved!! Woo!!
This is by a Canadian-Chinese author and sounds epic.
mahana
Mar 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
i've never felt more insecure about my achievements than when i read this author's bio. what a queen
Jonah ❤️LIBROCUBICULARIST❤️
5 whole stars!

Ohmygoodness! I absolutely love this story and I found myself another favorite epic fantasy to read over and over and over again. And I cannot believe that she's only 15 when she wrote this awesome book. Isn't the cover captivating enough? ICE and FIRE

First off: A note from the Publisher
Born in 2000, Canadian-Chinese author and pianist Coco Ma began playing the piano at the age of five and a half. Since then, she has performed on some of the world's greatest concert stages and grad
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ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
Mar 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!)
Azrah
Mar 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arcs-to-read
Holy shit guys. I got an ARC of this and I'm so excited to read it!
Becca (Horners_book_corner)
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for a digital ARC of this wonderful book by Coco Ma, in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this story, the characters were likeable and developed well throughout, the storyline had a lot of unexpected twists and turns and I can envision how the plot is likely to develop into a second book, or even a series, I felt that this might come under the heading of ‘fairytale’ retelling, although I won’t say which one (spoilers!) it included
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Amy Yi
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got a chance to read an advance copy of this book and I must say, IT IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ!!!!!! I could not stop thinking about this book after I read it...
Asterin is such a freaking BADASS. I can only aspire to be half as badass as she is. She's flawed but strong, she doesn't take no for an answer, she's stupid sometimes, but she (almost) always learns from her mistakes.
AND OMFG LUNA??!?!!!!?!?! Character development much?!?!?!? I don't want to spoil anything but DAMN.
There are so many
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Antonia
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! The premise sounds amazing, let's hope it delivers! So excited!

I absolutely loved it! Review to come! Gosh, gosh, gosh.
Lili  Marcus
Mar 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers and author through Netgalley. This does not affect my opinions about the book.
Haven Holt
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! I LOVED this book!!! It was amazing and the writing was wonderful. The plot is well thought out and I loved the characters and their personalities. So happy I discovered this book!!! Definitely recommend reading it!
Julia | TheReadingConspiracy.com
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

What a captivating and imaginative tale of magic and friendship! While reading this, I felt like I was under an enchantment spell - I couldn't get enough of it and couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

So apparently the author was 15 when she wrote this and damn, am I super jealous of her incredible talent! To have this kind of creativity and grace with words and to be able to come up with such an incredible world, it’s a re
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AmyN
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I READ AN ARC OF THIS. AND OKAY. SO. LISTEN UP, PEOPLE.

You’re no hero, he reminded himself. A hero protects the good people. A hunter does anything to survive.”

This book was gorgeous, original, fresh, snarky, badass, action-packed... all the superlatives. Out of all the books I’ve read recently, Shadow Frost was one of the only books that seriously met and surpassed my expectations. The dazzling world building, the enchanting descriptions and details, the CHARACTERS. Gotta stop here and tel
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Janet
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Totally loved this book! It was amazing and the writing was fantastic! The plot was well thought out and the characters were well loved! So happy I found this on NetGalley and got an eARC! Thank you, NetGalley! ❤
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Shadow Frost
Author – Coco Ma
Series – None (but would love more)
Cliffhanger? - No
Publication Date – October 1, 2019
Genre – Fantasy
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story

I still can’t get over that the author wrote this when she was just 15 years old.

I was instantly sucked into this story especially with such a strong character as Princess Asterin. She is the epitome of a stron
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Sarah
Apr 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
“She— she had created this thing of beauty. This gift, this power— it was hers. Tears pricked her eyes, threatening to spill over. This is what she had missed, all those years.”

Thank you to Edelweiss for allowing me to read an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

1 Star -- This is in my top 5 worst YA books I have ever read without question. The beautiful cover is initially what made me want to read this book, but sadly it was so poorly done there was almost nothing I enj
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Cam
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book tells of a princess that is in training to protect her kingdom. There is a demon that is bound to a witch that are killing people in villages.
I read some of the reviews before starting this book and I was excited to start it. The prologue starts off really good and definitely caught my attention. After that the story just drags itself out in a snail like pace for me. If I gutted this book to the action pack dialogue that it started off with in the prologue it might be a total of 60 p
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Sadie
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Disclaimer: I received this as an ARC from Blackstone Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have been so busy lately! Hopefully, I’ll be back to reading at my usual pace again.

Shadow Frost follows Princess Asterin and her companions on a journey to defeat a demon that is terrorizing her kingdom. Among her companions is Quinlan who might be the only one that can help Asterin master her powers in time to confront the demon. But the real threat to Asterin’s kingdom might be lu
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Ash | EmeraldBookOwl
ARC kindly provided by Blackstone Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Jackie
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
**2.5 stars**

This book was a bit all over the place.

“Shadow Frost” tells the story of a young princess ready to fight for her kingdom against that of a demon bound to a witch known simply as ‘The Woman’ as they tear through town after town killing anyone unlucky enough to cross their path, but soon, the princess finds that the threats are a little closer to home and if she’s not careful she might find something waiting for her in the shadows.

This book has an odd way of doing the POV where ther
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Rubayet Nusrat
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When will the second book be released?

A full five on five!
This is how fantasy should be. I loved this book. I have some parameters for a good book, especially fantasy and this debut novel from the author checks almost all these. I am trying to break down the things I liked below-
* narration/storytelling/literature- the narration was pretty perfect. Words were swiftly knitted.
(Mild spoilers below)


* world buildup- there is a mortal realm and immortal realm, and gods and king and queens.
* magic- ma
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Isabel
May 19, 2019 added it
Shelves: netgalley
DNF @ 38%.
I received this from Netgalley for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

I see everyone praising this book and I just couldn't connect to it. It felt flat. It felt like I read summaries at times and I'm really sad about that bc I think this book has such good promise to be honest. Reading it at times was really hard and it was chopped up. I kept putting it down after 4-6 pages bc it did nothing for me. And I'm tired of reading books that do nothing for me.
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Xiaobo Pu
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t wait to read this!!!! I’ve read some excerpts and the author is so talented 😱🤩😍
Tams
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book.
I still cannot believe Coco Ma was 15 when she started it.

It's a YA Fantasy set in a land where everyone has at the very least one magical power. Princess Asterin and her friends set off to hunt a demon that's plaguing the land, amidst many secrets and plots, and discovering her own powers.

With Shades of Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo to it, it was an incredibly enjoyable read and I couldn't put it down.

My full reveiw can be found here : https://thebibliobookwolf.wo
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Riddhi
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of this book. It was awesome and the characters are charming. I enjoyed reading it and the twists were very unexpected. I would love to read what happens next in Shadow Frost universe.
Tavis
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shadow Frost follows Asterin, the Princess of Araxia, and her band of friends who are determined to hunt down a demon that has been terrorizing the kingdom. Of course, on their journey, more trouble brews and not everything is as it seems.

This novel did some really great things but at the same time also left me with a bitter aftertaste. The six main characters had distinct personalities and fun interactions (at least in the beginning - a little more on that later), easily warming their way into
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Stéphanie -is reading her life away-
#shadowfrost #netgalley

Summary: a mysterious beast of unknown origins has been terrorizing the people living near aswiyre forest and the queen allowed the princess asterin and her friends the task of killing it ... it is a world where the magic is amplified by the stones (stone for each element)

I love the concept but the beginning of the story was slow pace and the elements repetitive
in Chapter 12 i was a little bit confused because the story shifts from the point of view of another character a
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Born in 2000, Canadian-Chinese author and pianist Coco Ma began playing the piano at the age of five and a half. Since then, she has performed on some of the world's greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. At fifteen years old, she finished writing her first novel, Shadow Frost. Currently, she studies at Yale ...more
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