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Tears of Frost Blog Tour: Playlist, Favorite Quotes, Review, Giveaway

The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.

Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. Pilar is on a hunt of her own. Betrayed by her mother, and plagued by a painful secret, she’s determined to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan… until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed.

As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdom’s promise of freedom and opportunity. But with the winter solstice drawing near, they must confront the truth beneath the glimmering ice, as lines between friend, foe, and lover vanish like snowflakes on a flame.

Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns #2)
by Bree Barton
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy



Favorite Quotes:

"Love was a fist with broken knuckles. A knife with a blunt blade."

"Secrets are what make us real"

"When day breaks, frost becomes a flame, when dusk falls, beasts become the prey, and when the moon is weeping the witches do their reaping."

"Magic is not yours to control but it always, always, your choice how you use it."


Tears of Frost by Bree Barton is gut wrenching. This review is going to be hard to write since I need to keep everything spoiler free. Barton was not afraid to tackle some tough subjects in this one. Depression and mental illness is definitely a big theme in this book. I think Barton handled it quite well due to this being a very difficult subject to tackle.

We are introduced to some new characters in this book but we still have all the old ones and we really get to know them in this incredible sequel .These are definitely some characters that have been scarred. They battle with wanting to be loved and seeking approval. I feel like these characters really had real world issues even in a fantasy book. The sister relationship is so intense. This is definitely a book to read.

For those concerned, Barton did add trigger warnings at the beginning of the book and included hotline numbers in the back. 

About the Author:

Bree Barton is the author of Heart of Thorns (KT/HarperCollins 2018), the first in a series of fierce feminist fantasy novels. Her books have been published in seven countries and four languages. When she’s not crafting a story, Bree teaches dance and writing to teen girls. You can find her on Instagram @SpeakBreely. She lives in Los Angeles but dreams of the northern lights.



Picture of one of the prizes available on the tour materials dropbox folder.

1st Prize: Win a TEARS OF FROST bundle: signed hardcover copies of HoT and ToF, HoT bookmark, ToF bookmark, HoT candle, ToF candle (US ONLY)
2nd Prize: Win a TEARS OF FROST goodies bundle: signed bookplate, HoT bookmark, ToF bookmark, and a customized poem in the style of the epigraph (INT)

Starts: October 30th, 2019
Ends: November 13th, 2019

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Tour Schedule:

October 30th

October 31st

Careful of Books - Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Utopia State of Mind - Review + Favourite Quotes
Risah's Book Blog - Promotional Post

November 1st

L.M. Durand - Guest Post
Luchia Houghton Blog - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Corner for All - Review + Favourite Quotes
Bookish Looks - Promotional Post

November 2nd

NovelKnight - Guest Post
Bookishly Nerdy - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Caffeinated Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 3rd

Reads Like Supernovae - Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Book Bratz - Promotional Post

November 4th

Wishful Endings - Interview
Wine, Tea, & Paper - Review + Favourite Quotes
Polish & Paperbacks - Promotional Post

November 5th

Kait Plus Books - Interview
Novel Nerd Faction - Review + Playlist
That Georgia Gypsy - Promotional Post

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