In celebration of Shadow Frost’s release…I have made a quiz!
It’s been halfway to forever since I made a quiz, so I’m super happy to be presenting to you a highly scientific (stop rolling your eyes) quiz based on the novel Shadow Frost by Coco Ma! I’m part of the Creative Tour for this as hosted by MTMC Tours (who are the besssst) and if you stop by my instagram right now there is: an epic INTL giveaway for 3 x copies of the book + Q&A from Coco in my Stories!
Shadow Frost is the first book in an epic YA Fantasy trilogy coming out on October 1st, 2019 from Blackstone Publishing.
and now 🙌🏻 let’s see how you go with my Shadow Frost Affinity Powers Quiz!
Be sure to tell me your answers in the comments!!
The sigils represented the nine affinities — the nine elements, each hailing from a different kingdom and bloodline. The three core infinities making up the fundamental trinity — earth, water and fire — cornered the triangle, the other six falling in between: ice, wind, sky, air, light, and illusion.
Shadow Frost was such a delightful collision of magic and mayhem, demons and secret identities, and enough sass to make my heart content.
(I stand by the fact that all books are better with characters snarking at each other.) It’s about hunting demons, but it’s also about secrets and trust. I definitely am here for this amount of plot twists too. It’s such a book of layers — nothing is what it seems.
other things I adored
→ sassy princess who fights tooth and claw
→ also totally oblivious when someone has a crush on her :’)
→ epic squad! do they get on? no. are they amazing anyway? YES
→ Harry, just Harry ok that’s my entire point
→ wholesome queer rep!!
→ elemental magic, but daaaark
→ shadowy demons, shadowy gods
→ meddling gods
→ alllll the banter
→ general mayhem, especially when they’re left alone to try and bake a cake
I really enjoyed the writing style too!
Some epic fantasies take a lot of adjusting to fall into, but Shadow Frost felt very accessible, with modernish banter and quips. The action scenes are balanced with domestic mayhem (CAKE BAKING) and it focused on the characters first!
…aka let’s talk about The SQUAD!
I am forever am trash for books with squads. The team was fantastic, from Asterin, our princess who is all trouble and peppercorns. To Orion, her loyal bodyguard, a total Soft Gay. The newcomers, wanting to protect Asterin as she finds and fights the demon: Rose (who has SECRETS) and Quinlin (who has a CRUSH on Asterin that she ain’t noticing). Then there’s Luna, the lovely and dedicated lady in waiting who longs for her own magic. Eadric, the Mum Friend, also captain of the guard and trying to keep a bunch of idiots alive. He is stressed. And lastly HARRY who I can’t say too much about but like, hands down, total fave.
This is the start of an addictive, fresh, and twisty fantasy series that will definitely keep you wanting more.
It utilises the secret of “make the reader fall in love with the characters and then you’ve got ’em, hook line and sinker” which I am so so here for. A fun and captivating fantasy! I want book twoooo.
Thanks so much to MTMC Tours, Blackstone Publishing, and Coco Ma!
When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.
To kill it.
But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.
That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.
Coco Ma is a Canadian-Chinese author and pianist. She wrote her first novel, Shadow Frost, at the age of 15. Since she began playing the piano at the age of five and a half, she has also performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. Currently, she studies at Yale University. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.
| what do you think? |
is Shadow Frost on your TBR pile?? tell me your thoughts if you’re read it!! and what affinity power did you get in the quiz? does it suit you? 👀
And don’t forget to enter the INTL giveaway on my instagram!