I was so excited to be able to ask Coco Ma what her top ten favorite sentences from Shadow Frost were! You can find my review, but talk about a book full of banter, magic, and mystery!
IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.
Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.
Not one has ever returned.
When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.
To kill it.
But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.
That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.
From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.
Top 10 Sentences
Here are a few of my favourite sentences from Shadow Frost. Enjoy! ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ ❤
- She—she had created this thing of beauty. This gift, this power—it was hers.
- “Next time you poke me, I break your wrists.”
- He could feel the shadows billowing behind him like a cloak, slithering across every inch of his body as he tore through the trees beneath the star-speckled sky.
- “Until the day I die, my magic will always obey.”
- “If you wish so badly to play in the viper’s pit … you’d best prepare yourself for the fangs.”
- “Consequences be damned.”
- The early pink-and-orange sun rays cast an almost liquefied glow over the gabled roofs of Axaris, the beginning sputters of smoke from ruddy terracotta chimney pots drifting toward the lightening sky in curls of white.
- She was going to manipulate the ever-loving hell out of these people.
- “Does baking bread involve burning down the house?”
- A hero protects the good people, but a hunter does anything he can to survive.
Bonus: “In a world of magic, nothing is impossible.”
AND Coco Ma also made a Shadow Frost playlist on Spotify.
Preorder Campaign Details
Blackstone Publishing is giving away to the first 150 entrants (1)
signed bookplate, (1) Shadow Frost bookmark, (1) Shadow Frost button,
and (1) Blackstone Publishing tote bag.
All you need to do is, pre-order Shadow Frost (links above) and fill out the form (click on this link).
Shadow Frost pre-order prize pack, sponsored by Blackstone Publishing, will open September 12th, 6 AM PST and close on October 1st 11:59 PM PST. The first 150 entrants will be selected and notified by email by October 22nd, 2019.
US and Canada residents only. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. By entering the pre-order prize pack, you agree to sign up for the Blackstone Publishing Newsletter.
For more information go to Blackstone Publishing (https://www.blackstonepublishing.com/shadowfrost).
About the Author
Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel, Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.
Follow Coco on Twitter @shadowfrost2019 and Instagram @CakeForCoco or visit her website at Coco-Ma.com!
Win (1) of (2) Shadow Frost bundles:
-1 Hardcover copy of Shadow Frost
-1 Signed bookplate
-Shadow Frost swag (bookmark and button)
Giveaway Starts on: October 1st 2019
Giveaway Ends on: October 15th 2019a Rafflecopter giveaway
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