I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
Narrator: Cyrina Fiallo
Length: 8 Hours 2 Minutes
Published by Scholastic Inc. on October 11th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, General, Robots
Format: Audiobook, ARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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16-year-old Frost understands why she's spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters. She understands why she's never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it's not her real father giving the orders . . . It's his memories. Before he died, Frost's father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves. With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters. . .to talking to the first boy she's ever set eyes on. But can a girl who's only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?
Why Did I Listen To Frost by MP Kozlowsky?
Frost by MP Kozlowsky has a cover that reminds me of Cinder by Marissa Meyer. So, my nostalgia for that series really drove my choice to dive into Frost. Alas, it is not nearly as good as the Lunar Chronicles. However, I thought I would give it a shot as the book had recently arrived at my house and it seemed like serendipity that a copy was up on Hoopla. I genuinely did feel optimistic and hopeful going into this book.
What’s The Story Here?
MP Kozlowsky’s Frost is about a girl named Frost who has basically spent her entire life in this abandoned apartment building isolated from other humans. Her mom is long gone. Her dad survives in the soul of a robot. The only person that she has for company is her pet. Only, her pet is dying and in need of medicine. So, with the help of her robot dad who is slowly fading, she leaves the apartment building to cross the city and look for medication. Only, roving outside the city are other, bad humans and these things called Eaters. They are basically zombies. Will Frost get the medicine? Only time will tell.
What Did I Think Of Frost?
Honestly, I was pretty bored by this book. I never really found myself invested in the story or really truly caring about the characters. Sure, I wanted the pet to live — I pictured him as a dog. But it just lacks that special something other robot future books have. I felt like the book moved so slowly. While the Eaters and Frost’s history were kind of interesting, it just was not enough to sustain my curiosity or interest.
How’s The Narration?
The audiobook is narrated by a new to me narrator – Cyrina Fiallo. She does an okay job. She has a very youthful voice which works for the character of Frost. However, she often does a robot voice, which okay there is context for it. However, as a listener, it was SUPER annoying. I wanted to skip all the robot voice parts — there were a lot. I did not, though, because what if it was important to the story. Either way, this just was not the audiobook for me, unfortunately.
Sum It Up With A GIF:
My thoughts exactly.
Other reviews of Frost by MP Kozlowsky:
- Dark Faerie Tales – “definitely a depressing read“
- Always Me – “kept me turning the pages as quickly as I could“
- Second Run Reviews – “kept me reading until the big secret was revealed.“