Posts     Comments    

Are You Following Me?


Grab My Button

My TBR Pile

Darkfaerietales's to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Word Cloud

ARC Tour Blog Tour Book Expo of America Contemporary Contemporary Romance Contest Winner Convention Darynda Jones Deadly Destinations Dystopian Erotic Romance Fantastic Fables Fantasy Gini Koch Giveaway Guest Post High Fantasy Historical Historical Fiction Horror Interview Jennifer Estep Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series Mystery New Adult New Releases Paranormal Paranormal Romance Patricia Briggs Review Richelle Mead Romance RT Convention Science Fiction Seanan McGuire Spooky Legends Steampunk Supernatural Smack Down Taking Cover Thriller Urban Fantasy Vampires Waiting on Wednesday Winner Young Adult 12 Days of Christmas (31)
Across the Worlds (13)
ARC Tour (326)
Artist Alley (9)
Author Spotlight (11)
Author Update (7)
Awards (14)
Blog Tour (211)
Book Haul (8)
Book Talk (15)
Book Trailer (7)
Contest Winner (645)
Conventions (94)
Cover Judge (3)
Cover Reveal (7)
Dark Faerie Tales Launch (11)
Dark Faerie Tales Team (20)
Dating Games (17)
Deadly Destinations (139)
Discussion (36)
Event (42)
Fall Carnival (55)
Fantastic Fables (117)
Feature Friday (20)
Fifty Shades of Book Boys (40)
Fifty Shades of Sensuality (16)
Fifty Shades YA Boys (15)
Friday Reveal (1)
Giveaway (251)
Graphic Novels (5)
Guest Blogger (7)
Guest Post (143)
Help Wanted (10)
Interview (91)
Mating Games (19)
Movies (31)
New Releases (80)
Pick of Six (8)
Poll (1)
Publishing News (16)
Read-a-long (6)
Reading Challenge (25)
Remaking Covers (3)
Remnant Chronicles Read Along (3)
Review (2,284)
Spooky Legends (35)
Supernatural Smack Down (71)
Taking Cover (288)
Teaser Tuesday (7)
Television (5)
Throne & Court Week (6)
Top Ten of 2016 (7)
Trailer Thursday (22)
Video Games (5)
Waiting on Wednesday (32)
Who Needs A Hero (30)
Year in the Life of a Romance Review (3)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

I Belong


Fall Carnival: Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky

Fall Carnival

Tower of Terror

Today’s booth is going to be a very fun ride but beware it’s not called the Tower of Terror for nothing. Our journey will start thirty-two stories up in a broken down old skyscraper! While on this ride with us, please make sure that you stay seated at all times and don’t leave the vehicle because venturing out in this world is extremely dangerous! It is home to the Eaters and rouge robots that will have no problem tearing you limb from limb! This is going to be quite an adventure so everyone take your seats and please welcome our host today!

*Enter to win 1 of 3 ARC copies of Frost at the end of this post! And don’t forget to visit bookiemoji.com she is featuring Flashfall by Jenny Moyer in today’s post!*

_________________________________________________________________________________

Guest Post:

Let me take you down, because we’re going to the Battery.

The Battery is Frost’s destination, the place where her dreams may be pulled into reality, the place where, she believes, her pet broot will be saved, and her life can begin anew. But that all must wait. Right now she is 32 floors up, a burned out apartment littered with crooked towers of books, each as yellowed and brittle as the city outside. Because the door is locked — it is always locked — we enter through the gaping hole in the wall where a window once stood, the building’s facade blown out by some long ago explosion, the brick exposed and cracked like the streets below, a vantage from where she can see the city entire, the blue light of the Battery like a low hanging star in the distance. We notice how the rats come and go, some real, some mechanical. Opening the cupboards, we find them bare, the electricity long dead — a controlled fire roars in the center of the home; we feel its heat even as the chill of dread washes over us. This is a forsaken place.

Beside the fire sleeps a beast, its chest rising and falling with each heavy and strained breath. His name is Romes and he is a broot. But, more importantly, he is Frost’s beloved pet, and he is dying. Romes is massive, like a bear, but with the coloring of a pig. At one end of the animal is a large, powerful jaw; at the other is a tail similar to a rat’s. His claws are razor sharp as are his teeth. In the wild, he would be lethal, a hunter — his kind had never been known to be domesticated. But, for Frost, he is docile, playful even — he had protected and loved her for a long time. Looking at Frost, we realize there must be something truly special about her.

But if Romes’s life is to be saved, the time to leave is now. Yet Frost can’t do it alone. She will need help — a lot of it — and that help will come in the form of Bunt, a lifelong robot guardian. Standing at six feet, he looms over the young girl of sixteen years who looks merely twelve. He has glowing violet eyes and a mouth that sparks to life whenever he speaks. He has the shape of a man — even the contours of his face ache for skin — but his presence is far from human.

robot-50a04ac25a15eedc224028dc9f3475a856maxresdefault

His actions are clear, concise — no movement is wasted, every decision deliberate. He hunts for food daily, for supplies — the only one to ever leave the apartment. He is strong, wise, and completely loyal to Frost — this is because he was programmed this way by her father, who, upon his death, had his consciousness uploaded into the robot. Unfortunately, this is causing Bunt to malfunction. Whenever Frost’s father comes alive within the robot, his control over it becomes less and less — soon, he may not be able to control it at all. His voice has become more distant, his movements drag and sputter, as if he were walking under water. Although his only desire is to care and protect Frost, one gets the sense he may do more harm than good.

But, for now, with her father away in the dark abyss of the robot, Bunt will have to protect Frost the best he can because, outside the apartment door, down 32 flights of stairs, is a dangerous world filled with bloodthirsty Eaters, deranged robots, and unpredictable humans.

As we follow Frost into the hall and down the seemingly endless stairs, we can hear noises. Are they other people? Animals? No, Bunt informs us. They are Eaters — humans that have devolved into insatiable cannibals. The ones who are far gone are easy to spot because when they can’t find food, they feed on themselves — first their tongues, then their fingers, then their arms, and so on. They look ravaged, decayed. But it’s the newly turned that are the most dangerous. This is because the Eater’s mind is mostly intact — they’re just controlled by their hunger for flesh and blood. If one hasn’t removed its tongue yet, why, it might even befriend you, waiting for just the right moment to rip out your throat. They are legion, covering the city like a disease.

Nearing the lower floors, we can nearly taste the open air — it’s stale and rank. If Frost manages to get outside in one piece, it will be the first time in her memory that she has ever done so. Then its just six long miles to the Battery. With her on this journey is a malfunctioning robot, a dying pet that can’t walk, and the towering burden of inexperience. But she also has hope. And bravery. And an unwavering will to fight. If she wants to survive, she’ll need it all.

Let us follow, guided by the blue light of the Battery.

_________________________________________________________________________________

img_0203About M.P.:

M.P. Kozlowsky is the author of two middle grade novels, Juniper Berry and The Dyerville Tales. Frost is his first novel for Young Adults. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

You can visit M.P. around the web here: Website Twitter 

Want to read more from M.P. Kozlowsky?

_________________________________________________________________________________

contest

This contest is provided by Scholastic!

Three lucky readers will win an ARC copy of Frost!
(US only)

frost

Available October 11, 2016 by Scholastic Press

About this Book:

Cinder meets The Walking Dead in a chilling futuristic fairy tale that will reboot everything you thought about family, love, and what it means to be human.

Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she’s spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.

She understands why she’s never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it’s not her real father giving the orders . . .

It’s his memories.

Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves.

With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters . . . to talking to the first boy she’s ever set eyes on. But can a girl who’s only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?

Pre-Order from

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

sig-DFT

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Related Posts with Thumbnails


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


16 Responses to “Fall Carnival: Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky

  1. Anne CNo Gravatar
    1

    This sounds like a thrilling book! I would definitely read this!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  2. DNo Gravatar
    2

    Zombies and robots, enough said 8)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  3. danielle hammelefNo Gravatar
    3

    As soon as I read that this girl’s motivation for risking her life was her pet, I have to read this book.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  4. LaraNo Gravatar
    4

    Sounds different from something I’d normally read.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  5. JessicaNo Gravatar
    5

    I’ve heard great things about it

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  6. Veronica VasquezNo Gravatar
    6

    “Frost” sounds like a unique and amazing read!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  7. Kaylee B.No Gravatar
    7

    I love The Walking Dead and Cinder and I think that this book is something I would really enjoy!!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  8. Van P.No Gravatar
    8

    Sounds like a fun book! I mean come on, with a tagline like ‘Cinder meets The Walking Dead’you can’t help but be intrigued.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  9. Shelly CNo Gravatar
    9

    1. The cover is amazing!
    2. The fact her father uploaded his consciousness into a robot before he died to help continue to guide her and so she wouldn’t be alone!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  10. VivienNo Gravatar
    10

    This sounds bloody fantastic!! Honestly, I immediately added it to my tbr list!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  11. VanessaNo Gravatar
    11

    If it has robots of any kind, I’m definitely in! If there are zombies or zombie-like creatures, I’m definitely in! I think that the plot sounds really original, and I’m excited to read this!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  12. AlyssaNo Gravatar
    12

    This sounds so exciting! I feel like this is a thriller! I think what i’m most excited about is Frost’s pet! Not a lot of main characters are pet owners, so it would be nice to see this kind of relationship!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  13. NatashaNo Gravatar
    13

    I am excited because it sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  14. MorganNo Gravatar
    14

    I want to read it because Cinder meets the Walking Dead sounds like it would make an amazing read!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  15. BrittaNo Gravatar
    15

    I love Dystopian books. This one sounds really Interesting.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  16. Meredith MillerNo Gravatar
    16

    It looks like an exciting Dystopian book.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
«
»