The book I'm talking about is Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler. I'm going to do my best to explain to you my thoughts on it, but it's not (in my opinion) a conventual book, so I'm finding a review difficult.
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.
My Review - the best I can!
This book was amazing in ways I can't even begin to explain. From the first page I was
As the pages went on more questions were raised and then - they all begin to unravel. It's like when you pull a loose string on a sweater. It unravels slowly at first and then faster. That's what happened at the end. The reader is pulled fast and faster into the unknown and then the known. For me it unraveled so fast that when I reached the last page I wasn't completely sure about what I'd learned. And to a degree I think that's what Dusty felt. I loved it, but my mind is still putting pieces together, and I finished it on SUNDAY! In all honesty I WILL have to reread it, so I can make sure I've got all the parts. And I NEED to reread it because I want to enter that world again.
Final thought: An amazing swirl of emotions, mystery, isolation, sadness and finally answers.
Best stick with you image: The first time she sees the boy. He is amazing and scary all at once.
Best for ages: 15 (at least)+ Younger kids just wouldn't get it.
Here's another cover for it. I'm not sure which one I like better.