Friday, October 28, 2016

Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky + Goodreads Giveaway


Title:  Frost
Author: M.P. Kozlowsky
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: October 11, 2016  
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Sci-Fi



16-year-old Frost understands why she's spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters. 

She understands why she's never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it's not her real father giving the orders . . . 

It's his memories.

Before he died, Frost's father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves.

With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters. . .to talking to the first boy she's ever set eyes on. But can a girl who's only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?



OK. I'm weird. I had very high hopes for Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky. I mean who doesn't love the sci-fi dystopian world of life versus robots? Apparently, this girl here, or at least when it applies to this book. With such a pretty cover, I expected more. Plus, I had a chance to chat with the author about the setting of Frost and it sounded so cool! Unfortunately, the storyline does not shine past the premise or the cover. It starts off well, interesting, because we want to know why this a world of robots and why Frost is by herself talking to her father, or at least the image of her father through a robotic projection. Then there's the robotic dog pet she has. Moving along, I'd hoped for more character development or facts that can finish and explain itself in this 336 pages, that isn't part of a series. Yet, even the ending seem far too open-ended, and not enough conclusion. Maybe this is just not a story for me, but it might interest hard-core science fiction fans, and possibly the Walking Dead crowd.


Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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M.P. Kozlowsky lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Juniper Berry and The Dyerville Tales, books for readers of all ages.



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