Frost by MP Kozlowsky
The cover of Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky immediately drew me in as it sat on the bookshelf at my local Barnes and Noble. Upon picking it up I was drawn in by a young girl’s love her pet that somehow in my head looked like an R.O.U.S. from The Princess Bride.
There is nothing spectacularly revolutionary about Frost. It is a solid entry in the young adult dystopian fiction world. Each major character from Frost to Romes, her beloved pet, to Bunt, the family’s robot, had a specific role to play in the story. Evoking emotion through what seems to be an impossible goal while slowly doling out secrets about this post-apocalyptic world ruled by robots and plagued by some weird zombification virus, Kozlowsky kept me reading until the big secret was revealed.
As the story progressed, I wanted to know more about what created the world that Frost lived in–what caused the downfall of humans and the rise of the robots? How long much time has passed since “the Big Event?” Did Frost’s father really play a role in the event that caused the robots to rise? Did this story take place in New York City? These were all questions I asked as I read, but not many answers were given. I didn’t feel the lack of answers detracted from the story, as this is truly a character driven plot, but I wouldn’t have minded a FEW more answers before the final page.
Fans of Marissa Meyers’s The Lunar Chronicles as well as fans of dystopian young adult fiction may want to give Frost a shot. There are characters to root for and those you hope meet their doom, In the end, you will hope that Frost is able to achieve her goal of saving Romes and reaching the Battery. Her heart and determination will win you over.
A version of this review also appeared in The Gazette. Read it now.
The Quick Book Review
FrostAuthor: M.P. Kozlowsky
Published on: October 11, 2016
Genres: science fiction, young adult, dystopian or apocalyptic
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My Rating: Thumbs Up