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Gathering Frost (Once Upon A Curse Book 1)

Children/Young Adult; Romance; (Market)

Will his kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart?

Once Upon A Time meets La Femme Nikita in GATHERING FROST, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.


Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.

Ten years later and Jade has forgotten what it is to feel, to care...even to love. Working as a member of the queen's guard, she spends most of her time on the city wall staring at the crumbling skyscrapers of old New York. But everything changes when the queen's runaway son, Prince Asher, returns. Jade is tasked with an unusual mission--to let the Prince capture her, to make him trust her, and then to betray his secrets to the crown. In return, she'll earn her freedom. But life outside the queen's realm is more than Jade bargained for. Under Asher's relentless taunts, her blood begins to boil. Under his piercing gaze, her heart begins to flutter. And the more her icy soul begins to thaw, the more Jade comes to question everything she's ever known--and, more importantly, whose side she's really on.

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Davis’s debut, first in the Once Upon a Curse series, combines the allure and imagination of a fairy tale with the gritty realities of a modern apocalyptic dystopia. Jade was just a girl, still learning to ride a bike, when an earthquake changed her world. Now a subject of the icy Queen Deirdre’s kingdom in what was once New York City, Jade serves as the only female member of the Black Heart, responsible for protecting the kingdom against rebel forces. She barely remembers her past or the warmth of emotion until she meets a rebel boy—possibly the Queen’s long-lost son—amid the rubble of the city. So sets in motion a chain of events that leaves Jade with a choice between her life and the lives of those she loves. Jade’s introspection is, at times, excessive, leaving little room for the building of bonds with other characters. However, Davis writes with confidence and poise, and the story’s many twists and turns stave off predictability and allow readers to become immersed in a starkly magical world filled with last hopes. Ages 14–up. (BookLife)
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