A teenage girl mourning her missing brother meets a snow-white boy with mysterious powers. He’s being chased by equally mysterious people, and soon they’re after her too. He can’t be photographed, but he eats solid food; he’s been accused of rape; he’s neither male nor female or maybe both; he’s a fallen angel or a ghost or a telepath; he remembers nothing of himself but knows all about the narrator’s disappeared brother Josh and also her neighbor’s dead brother Jonas.

Extremely suspenseful and creepy—seriously, several scenes could be studied as models of how to generate fear and curiosity in readers— but ultimately unsatisfying. Many of the details which created a great deal of the mystery are never explained (I’m still waiting on “can't be photographed but eats solid food,” for instance), and in retrospect were probably created solely to make the obvious reveal less obvious. The explanation we do get is convoluted and hard to swallow. If, like me, you were waiting for a reason why there are two different people’s lost brothers whose names both begin with “Jo,” you will wait in vain.

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A teenage girl mourning her missing brother meets a snow-white boy with mysterious powers. He’s being chased by equally mysterious people, and soon they’re after her too. He can’t be photographed, but he eats solid food; he’s been accused of rape; he’s neither male nor female or maybe both; he’s a fallen angel or a ghost or a telepath; he remembers nothing of himself but knows all about the narrator’s disappeared brother Josh and also her neighbor’s dead brother Jonas.

Extremely suspenseful and creepy—seriously, several scenes could be studied as models of how to generate fear and curiosity in readers— but ultimately unsatisfying. Many of the details which created a great deal of the mystery are never explained (I’m still waiting on “can't be photographed but eats solid food,” for instance), and in retrospect were probably created solely to make the obvious reveal less obvious. The explanation we do get is convoluted and hard to swallow. If, like me, you were waiting for a reason why there are two different people’s lost brothers whose names both begin with “Jo,” you will wait in vain.

View others' frustration with the ending on Amazon: Frozen Fire

Yeah, right )
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