First Frost by Liz DeJesus
Fairy tales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.
For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”
Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.
She’s about to find out how wrong she is.
In Liz DeJesus’s enchanting novel, fairy tales become more real than ever for seventeen year old Bianca Frost.
First Frost is a fairy tale in itself as Bianca learns of her magical heritage and finds her way to the realm of Everafter, battling against an evil witch to save her mother while learning to harness her own incredible powers. The story is romantic and adventurous with a cast of characters so alive and realistic. Readers will be able to empathize with Bianca’s struggle to understand the strange turn her life has taken. For years Bianca has been surrounded by the rare items from Grimm fairy tales like Cinderella’s glass slipper and the poisonous red apple that almost killed Snow White. The time comes when her mother Rose is forced to tell her the truth about their family owned children’s museum that holds these magical items, and more: they’re real and the stories from which they appeared are real, too!
It’s almost more than Bianca can believe, but once she’s thrust into the journey of her life she has no choice but to believe. DeJesus invites readers into a story that makes us wonder what it would be like to know that our favorite fairy tales were real. What if we ourselves were descendants of residents of Everafter like the Big Bad Wolf or Snow White?
First Frost is truly a novel that will impress readers of all ages! With the story’s deep focus on fairy tales, DeJesus will delight younger readers while bringing adult readers back to the delight of their childhood.