I have a bunch of favourite books that I haven’t reviewed because I was busy at the time I read them, which turned into a blogging hiatus. I decided to reread them and review them now, because they deserve to be talked about! Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch is one of them. Snow Like Ashes holds a special place in my heart and I’m so happy the trilogy ended so wonderfully! Read more about my thoughts and opinions in my spoiler free review.
“We are our own magic now. And nothing can stop us.”
Frost Like Night is one of the most incredible and beautiful books I’ve read in a while. I read it for the first time when it was released last year
I preordered it! and I absolutely loved it. I was so sad the trilogy was over! I’m still a little sad, but it’s so easy to get back into this series for a reread! When I started it, I was in a reading slump and only read three chapters. It took me a week to pick it up again, but I started reading one evening and finished it at two in the morning. Sara’s writing style is great, it’s fast paced and action packed and the story is so easy to follow! We read from the perspectives of Meira, Mather and Ceridwen and although it often annoyed me during my first read, I LOVED it during the second. The alternation between this characters is very natural and only Meira’s is written in first person. Mather’s and Ceridwen’s are written in third. This made it so easy to identify from which character’s perspective you’re reading.
“Feeling like you’re enough has nothing to do with actually being enough – you choose whether or not you are.”
I needed Frost Like Night. Not just to get out of my reading slump, but for my life in general as well. Themes like loving and accepting yourself, friendships, love and family, making choices and sacrifices have such a big part in this book. It think that’s what makes the book so beautiful. Of course the book has a great plot with wonderful characters, an incredible world and an interesting magic system. But these themes are so much more important to me, and I’m incredibly happy about them being in the book. And seriously, there are so many incredible quotes in here that I just decided to use more than one because I couldn’t choose!
“I made me whole. I am enough for me.”
The plot is fast-paced, action packed and full of twists. It’s the big, epic finale and it is so well done. Finale books always scare me so bad because how will I feel when it ends? I never want to be disappointed by one of those books, because they can ruin entire series. Frost Like Night definitely didn’t disappoint. Yes, there was a lot of heartbreak and sadness, but there were victories and happy moments as well. Some events were absolutely devastating and I definitely cried more than once. But to be honest, some parts were so happy and joyful I cried tears of happiness. Basically, I was a MESS.
“How can I love him, when I’m not even sure I love me yet.”
The Snow Like Ashes trilogy has a bunch of my all time favourite characters and couples. Meira is such an incredibly strong character. She has changed so much since Snow Like Ashes and she’s really a hero. I’ve also started appreciate and love Mather more this time. I was sooooo “team Theron” that I disliked him a bit! Maybe it’s because I knew the ending already? Speaking of Theron, by the way, his story is such a heartbreaking one! I’m still a bit devastated… Thankfully, there were plenty of happy moments for our beloved characters as well. Sara is really good and finding the balance between devastating heartbreaking and absolute joy.
“You are not what you’ve done. Who you are right now, this moment, is who you choose to be.”
I said this before, but Frost Like Night is seriously one of the most incredible and beautiful books I’ve ever read. It’s such an wonderful end to an amazing trilogy and it has a few very important themes. It’s one of my all time favourite books!
About Frost Like Night
Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.
Have you read the Snow Like Ashes trilogy? Are you excited for Sara’s new book These Rebel Waves, which comes out next year?
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