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A Breath of Frost characters Ç 100 Â The gorgeously gothic and gripping YA fantasy novel about three witchy young women in Regency London who discover both their legacy and their destiny The Guardian For Emma and her cousins Gretchen and Penelope the stuffiness of 1814 London society is simply unbearable even as Emma wishes the roguish Cormac FaiThe gorgeously gothic and gripping YA fantasy novel about three witchy young women in Regency London who discover both their legacy and their destiny The Guardian For Emma and her cousins Gretchen and Penelope the stuffiness of 1814 London society is simply unbearable even as Emma wishes the roguish Cormac Fairfax would pay her any kind of attention. I love Fantasy of Manners that sub genre that blends Jane Austen ish social settings and romance with a magical version of the 19th Century A Breath of Frost introduces a Regency world with a magical society hidden beneath the surface of all the polite society balls and soirees Three cousins debutantes discover that magic is part of their heritage and begin to learn about this world And it's kind of strange Familiars that jump out of their witch's chests gargoyles that animate to protect or attack portals to the underworld earthy magic made with rowan berries protections of salt and iron stags in the forest shifters blood magic and evil warlocks back from the dead This is not your average magical London Or YA novelIt did take me a while to get used to the strange assortment of magic and to the rules of the hidden society But once I got into it and understood how things worked I was intrigued and I enjoyed the next book Unfortunately the publisher decided not to publish the third book but the author kindly wrote a novella to bring closure to the series so don't let that stop you There aren't enough of these types of stories out there so if you enjoy Fantasy of Manners like I do at least give this a try

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But that all changes when Emma accidentally breaks a glass memento left to her by her mother Suddenly all three young women find themselves gifted with powers of witchcraft and they will most certainly need them For they have unwittingly unleashed a scourge upon London an evil coven whose powerful members gain their strength from killing young witc. I'm listening to my instincts on this oneI'm not abandoning it because most of the 'ff' 'fi' and 'fl' combinations are mysteriously missing from this ARC copy I can figure out what they meanI'm abandoning it because three major events happen in uick succession and the three lead girls seem completely unfazed by the earthuake the fire and the frost They don't care and they're not reacting at all to these major events One of the girls broke her only remaining keepsake of her mother and was only vaguely annoyed at the person who caused her to drop it One of the other girls is supposedly very close to her mother and when he mother asks why she's wet the girl brushes off the enuiry and doesn't mention said earthuake fire and frost Why write that stuff in if the girls don't react I'm also uitting because there's a surprise fourth point of view unmentioned in the blurb and the prose is attempting to emulate Jane Austen wit and failing

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A Breath of FrostHes And Emma has just caught their very unwanted attention In this fun frightful and thrilling tale Alyxandra Harvey invites you to be enthralled by her elaborate fantasy world filled with whimsy magic and love Publishers Weekly The Secret Witch is the 1st book in the Witches of London Trilogy which also includes The Whisper Witch and The Bone Witch. 1814 London sees Emma Gretchen and Penelope discover that magic runs in the family and that the cousins are in fact witches This discovery unfortunately comes with something of a damper as it seems they unwittingly opened up portals to the underworld Among the foul and dangerous things coming through these portals are the spirits of the Greymalkin Sisters dark witches who are now murdering young witches in a uest for power Somehow it is Emma who stumbles upon each corpse The cousins need to locate and seal the gates as uickly as possible but someone is working against them to help the Sisters It is only a matter of time before any hope or possibility of winning this fight becomes impossibleThis was a fairly solid read although I admit this wasn't entirely what I'd hoped Having enjoyed Harvey's Drake Chronicles I came with certain expectations These were met in part and with a little work it could have been even better The bones were definitely there and very promising What seemed to be missing however were key points of explanation parts of conversation; transitions were disjointed and causal points unclear This improved over the course of the book with the second half being stronger than the opening and this is where I started to get involved in events The plot such as it was was not an overly complex one but Harvey made it reasonably compelling nevertheless I uite liked the portrayal of the Graymalkin Sisters each suitably villainous and distinct in their own way The worldbuilding in general although in need of some improvement was decent enough I'm not sure how attached I became to the characters Certainly I liked our three leads and I'm looking forward to seeing of them Amusing and feisty they kept me entertained Emma in particular who took the forefront in this instalment But it's hard to detect any deeper sentiment Possibly part of the problem was the freuent jump between perspectives which was split not only between the cousins but others as well Even beyond that though I think there was something elusive that just prevented me from fully connecting Still there's sufficient time left for me to feel differently What was good beyond a doubt was to see a good connection between these three girls As family as friends they had a strong relationship Romance was present in the book but it was this relationship that took the focus I think which was a nice changeWhile not as promising as I might have hoped A Breath of Frost was still a decent start to a new series by a well established author I have hopes that there will be improvements as the series goes on and if so this should turn out to be something truly enjoyable This review is also posted on my blog