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In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld.
Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.
Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away? (Goodreads)
Let’s be real here. A Breath of Frost has it all, romance, witchcraft, action, and kickbutt heroines. Not to mention it’s set in the glorious time of 1814. Alyxandra Harvey never fails to deliver, as evidenced by her latest novel A Breath of Frost.
What I love about Alyxandra Harvey is the way she creates and presents characters. Each protagonist develops into an amazing heroine that I care about. I connect with all three cousins, Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope. Normally I would be annoyed with three protagonists, but this is Alyxandra Harvey. She could write about twenty characters, and I wouldn’t get upset.
This plot is intense to say the least. It’s not easy to write a novel that keeps a reader flipping the pages until the end, but of course Alyxandra Harvey did it. I didn’t know what to expect of the plot, but it was fantastic! I couldn’t make any predictions because I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know what was coming next!
Definitely buy A Breath of Frost if you can. Trust me, this is a worthwhile purchase that will change your reading life. I truly love this novel and will recommend it to everyone!