Oct 16, 2011

Book Review: Frost Moon

Her Magic Will Get Under Your Skin
Her Story Will Fill Your Imagination

Dakota Frost's Enthralling Saga Begins . . 

In an alternate Atlanta where magic is practiced openly, where shapeshifters party at the urban clubs and vampires rule the southern nights like gangsters, where demure witches sip coffees at the local cafes and mysterious creatures command the dark caverns beneath the city, Dakota Frost's talents are coveted by all: She's the best magical tattoo artist in the southeast: a SkinDancer, able to bring her amazing tats to life. 

When a serial killer begins stalking Atlanta's tattooed elite, the police and Feds seek Dakota's help. Can she find the killer in the dark fringe of the city's magical Edgeworld? What kind of enemies and allies will she attract among the powerful outcasts and tormented loners, who see her as a threat, a seduction, an unexpected champion . . . or as delicious prey.

I have to be honest.  I actually started this book a couple times so obviously I had issues with getting into the book.  Dakota Frost was a a little off-putting to me in the beginning.  But I had agreed to do a review on the book so I pushed myself thru the first 30 pages of the book again and ended up falling in love with Dakota.  She is a hard edged magical tattoo artist with a hart of gold.

Through Dakota's eyes, the reader is introduced to a whole different side of Atlanta.  She is both an Edgeworlder and the daughter of a cop so Dakota straddles an invisible line so she really is the best guide.  And Mr Francis has done a wonderful job of bringing her to life though there are times when I want to strangle her as things, both good and bad, just seem to happen to her.  I really wish that Dakota would take more control of her life.  And that my friends is the sign of a great story when the reader starts to picture the characters as alive.

FROST MOON is one of the fresher Urban Fantasies that I have had the pleasure of reading for a while and I am really looking forward to starting BLOOD ROCK which is the second in the series.  I rate this book a 4.2.

I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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