Heart of Dread, Book One

I absolutely love Melissa de la Cruz and I have to admit I never thought she could top her Blue Bloods series, but she definitely has with this book! It is everything I never knew I wanted in a book and more!

In Frozen we have Natasha, a black jack dealer who just wants a better life for herself. When rumors of a place called Blue find there way to her ear she knows she has to go to this mysterious place, but how is the question. With a secret that could destroy her, Nat goes on an adventure to help her survive.

This book has so many amazing elements. Readers are in for action, adventure, fantasy, as well as some romance. I mean what more could a booklover ask for?! I loved Nat and Wes, they are perhaps my favorite couple of the year. Plus the twists and turns of this book will leave you shocked and wanting more.

Frozen is an awesome start to what looks to be an amazing new series from the wonderful Melissa de la Cruz!

Book Blurb for Frozen

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature? freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called? the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 4.50