Monday, March 4, 2013

Review: Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers

 Title: Frost Fire (Tortured Elements #1)
Author: Olivia Rivers
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review


“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most.

She’s a Mage.

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind.

While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt. 


Frost Fire is the first book in the Tortured Elements series by Olivia Rivers. It's a YA paranormal romance about a girl named Allai. Allai was adopted after being found abandoned. Her father takes care of her until he finds out that she is a Mage – the enemy of her father's kind.

Once Drake finds out that Allai's life is in danger, he comes to her rescue. The problem is, Allai's last memory of Drake is of him trying to kill her. Not having any other choice, Allai goes with Drake when he vows to take her to other people of her kind. Allai has so many conflicting emotions, that she doesn't know how she should feel for him. Deep down though, she can't deny her attraction for him. He seems to feel something for her as well.

The author of this book is a high school student, so I honestly didn't know what to expect with the writing style. I was pretty impressed though. It was well written with only a few errors here and there. It was fast paced, with a lot of action involved. Allai always thought she was human, so her life gets turned upside down. It's devastating for her to be disowned and leave all that she's ever known. Drake is the only one there for her. He really is a great guy – he isn't what he seems. He's very caring and concerned about Allai. Their relationship is very sweet.

The plot was unique and interesting, and there were some nice twists involved. I did find myself a little confused with the ending. I don't know if it was because I was tired and finished this book in the middle of the night, but I just felt like I wasn't getting something. I'm interesting in how the next book plays out. This is a completely clean teen romance, and parents should feel at ease letting their teens read this.

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