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Monday, September 19, 2016
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch Review

Small warning this review will contain spoilers for the first two books in this series, Snow like Ashes and Ice like Fire.

Frost Like Night was a wonderful conclusion. I was a bit worried about this one cause the second book lacked some luster (though that can most likely be attributed to middle book syndrome), but Frost like Night was amazing and unlike Ice like Fire, never reduced me to an angry, flaming, human.

Synopsis & Details:


Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe. Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she read more... jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.


Title: Frost like Night (Snow like Ashes #3)
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow like Ashes
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Source: I received an arc from the publisher for review consideration (thanks Balzer + Bray!) this in no way affected my review, cross my heart.

I'm pretty satisfied with how this series ended.


Though I was a bit annoyed with how looonggg it took them to realize the solution to the, (view spoiler)[Meria has to die to save the world issue. It was pretty obvious to me the second the Cordellan dagger appeared.] But I can definitely see why the plot worked out how it did.

The love triangle conflict wasn't as prominent (if not practically none existent) in the third book as it was in the second (Which was a REALLY good thing). (view spoiler)[I sorta realized that Theron was pretty much only a conventional romantic blockade™, and had like zero chance of ending up with Meira. Which was kinda annoying, since pretty much the only reason the second book bugged me so much was that curse of a love triangle. Though Mather, the dude I was rooting for, did end up with Meira, so there's not really much for me to complain about.] I also acquired a new otp, Jesse and Ceridwen rather quickly stole my heart in Ice like Fire, but in Frost like Night they ran away with it.

Despite being a near 500 paged book, Frost like Night moved relatively quickly for me.


One afternoon I just sat my butt down, decided I was gonna finish my copy, and pretty much whipped through it in a couple of hours. So if you're worried that this one's gonna be a tad slow, like Ice like Fire, then you've got nothing to fear.

I'm sure this is kinda of a weird thing to say, but toward the end of the book, I had this little "my child's all grown up epiphany."


It just suddenly hit me how much the story had evolved, and how much Meira and all the characters had grown. I'm really going miss them, though I'm super excited to see all that Sara Raasch has in store next.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


Have you read this series? Are your Team Theron or Team Mather?
About Sara Raasch
Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her debut YA fantasy, SNOW LIKE ASHES, came out October 14, 2014 from Balzer + Bray, and the sequel, ICE LIKE FIRE, comes out October 13, 2015. Neither features her hand-drawn pictures.

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