18 June 2013

First Frost (First Frost #1) by Liz DeJesus

First Frost (First Frost #1) by Liz DeJesus .
Audience/Genre: YA/Fantasy.
Publication: June 22nd 2012 by Musa Publishing.
Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Bianca Frost thought her life was just a little out of the ordinary. Her father disappeared ten years ago. Her mom and her work in a Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts that have to do mainly with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. She starts off one night with a broken vacuum cleaner and after everything is out of the ordinary!

She learns magic is real. Stories from the museum are real and these artifacts are in fact, real too. She learns she is a witch and a descendant of Snow White. She learns her father is, in fact, alive and is a bear. Then with really only one day of learning these truths and her mom teaching her some things, her mom is captured and is threatened by an evil witch. Bianca must find a spell book and bring it to her or her mother will die.

I don’t know about you but I would seriously be freaking out if I were Bianca! She tells her best friend Ming everything and Ming believes her and they go on an adventure with an arrogant and pampas prince and his more than capable assistant to find her mother. She finds her father, in bear form, and he joins them.

They have an amazing and terrifying adventure and quest to find Rose Frost. They meet the big bad wolf. Bianca has nightmares that are real. Bianca learns more about her magic and finds a little romance. Sounds cool to me.

The story was simple but mesmerizing. There are some lessons learned here like pride from being a part of a family and believing in yourself. That’s what I love about fairy tales- the moral of the story. I enjoyed it and look forward to their next adventure.

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