Friday, April 27, 2012
Book Review: Frost
AUTHOR: Marianna Baer
GENRE: horror/suspense, mystery
PREMISE: Leena gets a unexpected roommate in her new year and tries to work through it. But Celeste keeps insisting that something is coming after her. Is it just paranoia or is something wrong with their dorm house?
MY REVIEW: The thing about Frost is I do think it's a good book. I just am not sure if it has much to offer lots of readers because large parts of it are honestly a bit dull. In fact, the dullness of it is really the only thing that hinders a otherwise intriguing first book.
This is one of those pshycological old-school kind of thrillers. You don't know if Leena is imagining the stuff in her head or if it's real and the author never tells you for sure really. While I appreciate the ambiguity it was slightly frustrating because in the end I wondered: what is the point of this story? Because I'm not really sure. I mean there was great creep factor and I appreciated the parallels between roommate struggles and all but the ending is just...unsatisfying.
I think this is one of those books that will just appeal to a certain group of readers, namely those that like psychological thrillers. To them, I totally recomend this. Everyone else, I would check it out of the library first.
WHO SHOULD READ: pshycological thriller fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five spooky dorm houses