Frost by: Marianna Baer
Thank you to Me, My Shelf and I for including me in your ARC tour!
Summary: (from Goodreads)
Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school begins with a shock: Frost House, her cozy dorm of close friends, has been assigned an unexpected roommate: confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar. But while Leena’s anxiety about a threat to her sanctuary proves valid, it becomes less and less clear whether the threat lies with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind, or within the very nature of Frost House itself. Mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and Celeste’s brother, and the reawakening of childhood fears, all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. Frost is the story of a haunting. As to whether the demons are supernatural or psychological . . . well, which answer would let you sleep at night?
I can honestly say that I wish that I would have read this book during a colder, more blustery season than Oklahoma’s billionth day of 100° temps. Why, you ask? Well, it certainly would have just perfected the mood and setting of the book. There were honestly times that I swear I was actually in the room at Frost house. It was very well-described and certainly was a captivating setting.
Even though I figured out what was causing some of the raucous, it still had me quite on edge. There were times I would actually comment out loud and someone in my household would question me…kind of funny, but I think they think I may really be going nuts. For real this time…
I found myself feeling what Leena might be feeling or going through at various time in the story. Ever have those moments in high school that you just wish you could take back? I remember a time or two like that. Reading Leena’s scenarios made my tummy turn in that nervous way it did in high school. I was a bit amazed at how this book wrapped into my emotions, made it even creepier to read! The significance of the owl was as significant as music in a horror movie. I swear every time she mentioned that creature I could hear, dun-duh…dun-duh…dun-duh, dun-duh, dun-duh, AHHHHHHHHHH! I can honestly say that this cute little owl necklace I was ‘going’ to buy at Target quickly got hung back on the rack when I had the shivers run down my back.
Overall, a great read! I would suggest you pick it up for one of those crisp, gray fall days that are ahead!
Thanks again to Me, My Shelf and I for including me in the tour!