Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review: A Fistful of Frost by Rebecca Chastain

A Fistful of Frost
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books
Madison Fox Book #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

Madison’s job—and soul—are on thin ice.

Madison Fox is determined to reform Jamie, her half-evil pooka, but the bond linking her to Jamie works both ways. Already, it has manipulated her into bending the rules. If she continues down this path, she could doom her soul. Since her judgment can’t be trusted, a high-ranking inspector now dictates Madison’s every interaction with Jamie, and each directive drives them further apart.

Unfortunately, Madison has bigger issues than the potential degradation of her soul. Winter has struck with a vengeance. Frost moths plague the entire state, reinforcing the artificially frigid temperature. Worse, cold-blooded, soul-stealing enemies are flocking into her region from the north—creatures Madison has little defense against.

With the inspector scrutinizing her every misstep, Madison is in for the battle of her life. If she hopes to survive, she must make an impossible choice: save herself and her region or save Jamie.

An imaginative urban fantasy filled with heart, humor, and plenty of butt-kicking action—A Fistful of Frost is a book you won't want to miss.
It's been about 2.5 years since I read book two in the Madison Fox series. I was a little hesitant to start A FISTFUL OF FROST and I will admit that it took me a bit to remember some of the past events and really get into it. Soon things started flooding back and I quickly started to remember why I enjoyed Madison and her group of co-workers and friends.

There is quite a bit of action going on in A FISTFUL OF FROST. There's always evil to clean up and get rid of and there is a pretty big battle at the end of the story. The addition of Jamie took me a bit to really get into and I didn't always love it, but I enjoyed his character. Nothing was easy between Madison and Jamie, but I think they navigated things pretty well considering the circumstances.

There is a bit of go-stop-go on the relationship front. There is Dr. Love whom Madison has already went on a date with and enjoyed. They are still "dating", but it isn't in any way in the forefront of the story and things don't always go as planned with them. We also get some action with another character and Madison. I have to say that I am excited to see what happens in future stories with Madison and this person. I bet it will be hot if they let a relationship happen.

Since it's been a good amount of time since the last book I think I would have liked a little bit of backtracking on past events in the beginning of the story.  It didn't take me a long time to remember things, but I think it would have helped me enjoy the earlier events in the story more instead of me trying to remember who certain people were. But having said that, I still really enjoyed the book and will read more.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.