Frost

Frost Leena Thomas s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock Frost House the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends chose to live has been assigned an unexpected roommate conf

  • Title: Frost
  • Author: Marianna Baer
  • ISBN: 9780062093318
  • Page: 312
  • Format: ebook
  • Leena Thomas s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends chose to live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar.What Celeste lacks in social grace, however, her brother, David, a recent transfer student, makes up for in good looks and charm But whiLeena Thomas s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends chose to live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar.What Celeste lacks in social grace, however, her brother, David, a recent transfer student, makes up for in good looks and charm But while he and Leena hit it off immediately, Leena finds herself struggling to balance her growing attraction with her fear of getting hurt.As classes get under way, strange happenings begin to bedevil Frost House frames mys teriously falling off walls, doors locking by themselves, furniture toppling over Celeste blames the housemates, convinced they want to scare her into leaving And while Leena tries to play peacekeeper between her best friends and new roommate, soon the mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and David, and the reawakening of childhood fears all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe But does the threat lie with her new roommate, within Leena s own mind or in Frost House itself Frost is a stunning and surprising tale of suspense from debut author Marianna Baer.

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    1. Important safety tip: If one is going to write a novel about a haunted house, it helps to include the haunted bits -- as opposed to whiny teenage girls with whiny teenage problems that I, a semi-adult reader, don't give two shits about reading.I'll admit that I finished it. It wasn't difficult, & the writing (sort of?) sucked me in; from start to finish was a mere 3 hours of reading time. But though I kept hoping something would kick the story into a higher gear, it never happened. Everythin [...]

    2. I have no idea how to rate this. 2 and a half stars might be fair. It is well written, Baer has a lovely style, but the story just didn't work for me.Leena is a Senior at an exclusive boarding school. She's pretty, has a lot of friends and is involved in everything: sports, counseling, getting ready for college. A lot of this is to try and make up for her parent's divorce which caused her to reject her family and bond to her school environment. And now, for Senior year, Leena's swung a great dea [...]

    3. A haunted house story for teens that keeps the pages turning. Not of the Goosebumps variety, more in the spirit of Lisa McMann's WAKE or even the old gothic classics. There's a ghost or something like it in Frost House, a tiny dorm converted from an old home at a boarding school called Barcroft. Leena Thomas and her best friends are finally seniors, and Leena has talked the dean into letting girls have the house instead of the boys who have been rooming there for decades. Leena is planning a sem [...]

    4. It’s creepy on a couple of levels… surprisingly, I’m disappointed in how things turned out. Frost is a psychological thriller that didn’t get me going. I was never really very scared. And the points that had me creeped out,I don’t think were supposed to creep me out.I read on hoping things would pick up.When Leena and her friends decide to room with each other, things could have not been better for her. She’s basically independent anyway, and her friends were her family. When Celeste [...]

    5. Moving into Frost House for senior year wasn’t just a curiosity it was more like a compulsion for Leena Thomas.The fact that Leena would be among the first female residents of the previously all-boys dorm meant little to her. Frost House, from the moment she saw it, drew her in. It was home. A safe haven.It was an old house. There were bound to be quirks. A cold breeze, a musty scent, the feeling that someone was watching – all were explainable phenomenon. As were the broken vase, torn skirt [...]

    6. 3.5 stars. Story-wise, this was a great debut novel. Mysterious, spooky, and confusing, yet it was slightly frustrating and unrealistic. There were also a few loose ends that never got explained. I knocked off half a star due to the main character being a huge, thieving pillhead. This dangerous habit found its way into the story several times per chapter, and was in no way relevant or conducive to the actual plot. It really bothered me that the author felt the need to include it so frequently an [...]

    7. I love crazy, quirky books. Sometimes I find a jewel of a nutty read and some of the images stick with me forever.This is one of those books.Perfect for Fall, Frost drops us back to school (a boarding school) and in a house on the property that is a dorm for four students and a totally absent house mother.Leena, studious and nerd-girl cool, is rooming with her two besties. Forced on them is Celeste, the school's crazy girl and the reader thinks"Oh, great, another book about friendship dynamics a [...]

    8. Frost is a deeply chilling and psychologically thrilling read that will suck readers in and turn their world upside down. Leena Thomas seems like the typical American teenager. She has her group of friends and her extracurriculars, she's independent and friendly and ready to start her senior year. However, as the novel progresses, the cracks begin to show. Subtly at first, but increasingly insistent. Her mistakes seem innocent and humanizing, but they are slowly tearing her life apart.Leena's fr [...]

    9. Frost by Marianna Baer has an extremely intriguing synopsis. Take a boarding school, add in a mixture of haunting and psychological thriller, and you’ve got me hooked! Unfortunately – once the story got going, it became way too overpoweringly bizarre and weird for me…to the point that I stopped even being interested. Still, that being said, it had things going for it that might make others like it more than I did.Leena becomes entranced by the Frost House boarding home on her high school c [...]

    10. Via onlectus/2013/03/Finally the torture is over. I was going mad with the slow pace of this ridiculous story. The characters are hollow, undeveloped, plain and ridiculous. I'm giving it one star because there aren't negative stars to give.The entire review is hidden because of spoilers so read at your own risk.As you know from the summary, Leena and friends move into this cozy Victorian house at boarding school and an unexpected roommate, Celeste, is assigned to them. Fine.Celeste: Little creep [...]

    11. This book was pretty bad.Rating: Probably more of a 2 star read but I'm cranky right now.I don't know if I'm just getting old or this heat is making me super cranky. Both?At first I was indifferent to the characters for the most part, and then it just got trying because I found them all so boring or just too try-hard. I love subtle gothics, but they actually have suspense, build up of tension, and eerie/spooky feelings. I was bored. This tried to be a modern gothic but it failed for me.

    12. 3.5 This was weird and good at the same time. I enjoyed it but I think I I wanted more paranormal events but it did a good job on the psychological. I hate horror movies though but I love stories that involve boarding schools, creepy houses and anything really anything Gothic. For me it took a bit to really get into the story and I feel like I could have used more at the ending. Oh and I hated David's character so much. I'll just leave it on that note.

    13. Pages read: 69As with Inconceivable Life, I'm impressed with Baer's prose, but I'm still not invested in the characters or the plot. Again, I'm just not really into haunted houses or horror really.

    14. This review was first posted on rubysreads. I have so many issues with this book it's not even funny. I'm also really struggling with a way to start this review. It's not that I thought Frost was a bad book so much as I really, really disliked the narrator. The whole thing is meant to be an examination into psychosis as well as the supernatural, but I was completely distracted by the heroine and her many, many issues. The basic story is that Leena and her friends have scored Frost House for thei [...]

    15. I don’t remember wanting to read FROST by Marianna Baer. But it was on my to-read list, so some part of me wanted to read it—and I’m glad that it was sent along with a review package from Harper because otherwise I would have probably forgotten about this book and that I wanted to read itOST is a psychological thriller. I love these type of stories. Another book—THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin—comes out this month that’s also a psychological thriller, and that one real [...]

    16. From the creepy, ominous opening through the very last lines of the book, Frost is a haunting, thought-provoking read. Author Marianna Baer did a magnificent job of setting the tone. Frost is the perfect "mood book"; obviously can be read anytime, but perfect for a gloomy, rainy day. The way Frost is told, with Leena looking back at the events that occured at Frost House, the sense of impending doom is palpable. When Frost opens, main character Leena seems like a girl who has her life in order. [...]

    17. Senior year at Barcroft Academy is not turning out the way Leena Thomas planned it. She and her best friends Abby and Viv were supposed to have Frost House all to themselves, their very own private corner of campus. But all because of a broken leg, their sanctuary has been invaded by Celeste Lazar, an eccentric girl Leena is now forced to call roommate. Leena is willing to get over what she sees as an unfair intrusion and make nice with Celeste, but keeping the peace becomes more difficult with [...]

    18. I'm not exactly sure where to begin with this book. I have some mixed feelings about it. The writing flow was really good and kept me wanting to read just a little bit furtheren a little more. The plot was intriguing and there were a couple of side plots going on that kept things interesting. The romance was good: not too mushy, not too hot (for YA) and I actually really liked David. The fact that there was a strong male character that wasn't a bad boy and actually loved and cared deeply for his [...]

    19. Frost is not a book for everybody. That's the first thing that should be said about it. It is undeniably engrossing and well-written, but it builds up slowly and delivers its creepiness in a careful, measured manner that will probably not appeal to a lot of readers. That is not to say that the overall atmosphere of the novel is not chilling, but the point of this book is more about the psychological degeneration of a mind than actual scaring. This is also not a book that wraps up nicely with all [...]

    20. I picked up Frost because a review described the book as a "suspenseful modern gothic" and used the phrase "eerie atmosphere"-- which really appealed to me, and were entirely accurate. The author builds some great suspense-- what motivations do the characters have? Does Whip's story about the house have any bearing on the strange events Celeste and Leena are experiencing? What exactly is going on with Celeste? Does mental illness play into the story-- and for WHOM? However, I never really did li [...]

    21. I'm not sure where things went wrong for this novel. Mostly because the characters were engaging, and I was interested to figure out why the main character was so attracted to the Frost House. However, once I was reading it--things didn't seem to match up. For example, I'm not sure how the ending has ANYTHING to do with the mystery throughout the rest of the novel. It seemed so anticlimactic after all of the build up. In addition, the love story ended somewhat lackluster-ly and the main characte [...]

    22. Where do I begin? First, I will say I dove head first into this novel. I was so excited to start reading it, expectations I usually have before starting a book completely disappeared. I read the first sentence wanting nothing more but for it to be a good, thrilling adventure of fun. I like fun.Frost is about a girl named Leena who, after much convincing, moves into Frost house for her senior year at Barcroft, a boarding school she had been attending since first year (grade 9, I'm assuming). The [...]

    23. Review taken from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia.Sadly I was kind of disappointed with Frost. When I picked it up I was expecting a bone chilling psychological thriller that would leave me unable to sleep at night, what I wound up with instead was a book that just fell flat and that didn't quite live up to my expectations. I will try my hardest to explain just why this book did not work for me and what I did and didn't like about it. While it may not have been my cup o' tea Frost isn' [...]

    24. I read Frost around the time I moved into a new apartment with my friends so it was very befitting and reading what was happening to Leena and Celeste got me a little paranoid and freaked about my new room. Basically, it's about Leena's first semester in Frost House (a dorm at the girls' boarding school that can accommodate just four students plus the house councelor) and the freaky things that happened to her and the girl she shared a room with, Celeste. Throughout the book, the big question wa [...]

    25. This is not one I should have read at night, I scare too easy for that. Otherwise it was a pretty engaging book that kept me on my toes, but it almost felt like there was something missing that would have brought it to the next level for me.-A ball led astray was all it took for Leena Thomas to come across Frost House (a beautiful Victorian house tucked into the woods), and as soon as she set her eyes on it she knew she had to live there for her senior year. Having been sent to Barcroft Academy [...]

    26. Possibly more like 3.5 stars. I liked it, but it was a slow build up and it left you hanging as to what would happen next. There wasn't even an epilogue to wrap up everyone's lives considering there are no plans for a sequel. Did David and Leena ever get back together? Did Leena and Abby become friends again? Did Celeste and Leena ever figure out what had really gone on? Did they tell David? What happened with Frost house after everything? Did Leena get her life back on track? Too many questions [...]

    27. Frost is an eerily written story that will have you questioning what you believe even after the story is over. Part romance, part struggle, part haunting, part friendship, part fun, and part crazy, Frost will keep you hanging on to every page making you wish you'd looked into your closet before you started.Frost starts off with the beginning of Leena's senior year at Barcroft Academy. Having an "in" with the Dean Leena and her friends are granted an adorable Victorian style house dorm in which L [...]

    28. THE FAERYS VIEWLeena and her friends really had it made senior year at Barcroft Academy. Leena had scoped out Frost House, a cozy cottage tucked away on the campus grounds and received permission for her and her friends to spend the year there instead of the dorms. When it turns out that it’s just her and Viv for the first semester, they get an unpleasant surprise in the form of their semester replacement roomie, Celeste, Goth Girl extraordinaire. Things at Frost House aren’t as they first a [...]

    29. Just in time for Fall and Halloween. Frost will haunt you as you read. It's so creepy and chilling, that your pages might even begin to frost. This was one of the books I was most excited about grabbing at BEA this year and it didn't let me down. Frost will thrill, spook and have you looking behind you. If you are living in a dorm house that seems a bit creepy, you might not want to read Frost. I can see you running for the hills if you do. Blame Marianna and her suspenseful writing. Lenna is st [...]

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