Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer

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Disclaimer: I received an e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

 

Book: Frozen Beauty

 

Author: Lexa Hillyer

 

Book Series: Standalone

 

Rating: 4/5

 

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

 

Genre: YA Mystery

 

Recommended Age: 16+ (murder, mental health, mysteries abound!)

 

Publisher: HarperTeen

 

Pages: 368

 

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Synopsis: Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

 

Review: I thought this story was haunting and eerie. The book did well to focus on the two remaining sisters and the aftermath of their sister’s death. The character development was well done, the setting was well written.

 

However, I do feel like the book was a bit weird in the dialogue area and in how the characters interacted with each other. I also felt like the book was too slow. It also felt like everyone had a whole ton of issues and it was a bit too much for me.

 

Verdict: It was a great book regardless! Definitely recommend.

BOOK INFORMATION

Frozen Beauty

by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

 

Synopsis:

 

Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

 

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

 

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

 

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43720997-frozen-beauty

Amazon: https://amzn.to/36JLrH9

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frozen-beauty-lexa-hillyer/1130335631?ean=9780062330406#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/frozen-beauty/id1462620537

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Frozen-Beauty-Lexa-Hillyer/9781094116969?ref=grid-view&qid=1580478714113&sr=1-1

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lexa_Hillyer_Frozen_Beauty?id=LgeYDwAAQBAJ

 

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BOOK AUTHOR

Lexa Hillyer is the Founder and President of Publishing at Glasstown Entertainment, an all-womxn creative development and production company located in New York and Los Angeles. She is also the author of Frozen Beauty, Spindle Fire, Winter Glass, and Proof of Forever, all young adult novels published by HarperCollins, as well as the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold from Bona Fide Books. Acquainted with the Cold was the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry and received the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in a variety of journals and collections including Best New Poets 2012, and she has received several honors for poetry. Lexa earned her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She worked as an editor at both HarperCollins and Penguin, before founding Glasstown Entertainment along with New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Oliver. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and their very skinny orange tree.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.lexahillyer.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4530256.Lexa_Hillyer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lexa_Hillyer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexa.hillyer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proofoflex/

 

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