Monday, September 20, 2010

Review: Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler

A paranormal thriller from Carnegie Medal–winner Tim Bowler!
It starts with a phone call. “I’m dying,” a voice tells Dusty. Who is he and how has he gotten her cell number? Dusty wants no part of this strange boy . . . until he begins saying things that only someone who knows her intimately could say—things that lead her to think he knows the whereabouts of her brother, who disappeared over a year ago. Suddenly drawn in, Dusty very much wants to save this boy. Trouble is, she cannot find him. Part human, part spirit, he won’t let himself be found. He is too dangerous, he says. There are mobs of people who agree and who want to see this boy dead . . . and who will hurt anyone who stands in their way.

A gripping, hair-raising mystery about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to protect him.

This is probably one of the weirdest books I have ever read, but weird in a good way. I honestly do not know what to think of this book. The story is interesting and thrilling and the premise is exciting and mysterious.

The main character, Dusty, is a very independent and rebellious girl. She keeps where she goes and what she does from her dad, so she is pretty much on her own most of the time. She is such a strong character that I enjoyed reading about. The mysterious boy who is never given a name drove me crazy at times because I really wanted to know who and what he is. Unfortunately, the answers are never given. Many more questions are raised at the end, but I think that was the point.

Frozen Fire is an interesting paranormal thriller. I found the story strange, but I still liked it. It is the kind of book that makes you think. It was well written and many parts will have you on the edge of your seat.

Rating: 3.5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I'm glad you liked it. Yes, it was weird. I recall reading this a few months ago. And it was...bizarre.

  2. I haven't heard of this one, thanks for the review. I can do weird pretty well, so I might like this one.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. seems interesting. do you think there will be a sequel or something to deal witht he unanswered questions?
    thanks for the review im going to look for this book.

  4. I read this book last year and enjoyed it too. Some of my friends were hoping for a sequel, but i thought it would be better as a stand-alone book, since the point was kind of the mystery. it was definitely gripping.

  5. You're right that this sounds like a very weird book. But you make it sound absolutely interesting. I'm not sure how I would deal with reading the story and still not being sure who the mysterious boy was at the end.