NetGalley Review: Frost Moon by Anthony Francis
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Frost Moon by Anthony Francis
Published by: BelleBooks on 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
View on: Goodreads
About the Book:
Her Magic Will Get Under Your Skin. Her Story Will Fill Your Imagination Dakota Frost's Enthralling Saga Begins . . . In an alternate Atlanta where magic is practiced openly, where shapeshifters party at the urban clubs and vampires rule the southern nights like gangsters, where demure witches sip coffees at the local cafes and mysterious creatures command the dark caverns beneath the city, Dakota Frost's talents are coveted by all: She's the best magical tattoo artist in the southeast: a SkinDancer, able to bring her amazing tats to life. When a serial killer begins stalking Atlanta's tattooed elite, the police and Feds seek Dakota's help. Can she find the killer in the dark fringe of the city's magical Edgeworld? What kind of enemies and allies will she attract among the powerful outcasts and tormented loners, who see her as a threat, a seduction, an unexpected champion . . . or as delicious prey. FROST MOON is Book One of the SKINDANCER fantasy series by debut author Anthony Francis. Filled with unforgettable characters, spine-tingling action, scenes of sheer wonder, kinky rebellion and edgy love, FROST MOON is storytelling at its most classic, and Dakota Frost is an irresistible new star of fantasy fiction.
My Quickie Review of Frost Moon:
Frost Moon is a complicated book to follow. The idea behind the story is interesting, but the story itself is not well communicated. Frost Moon actually takes place in a particular year but makes no references to past actions and events. This left me utterly confused as to when the actual story took place. Dakota, the protagonist, is also disconcerting. I enjoyed her personality, but trying to decipher her thoughts and sarcasm from her actual dialogue and interaction with others, is a very tasking job. At times, her attitude does become more irritating than interesting, especially when she is using it to hide her fear. I did like the idea of the tattoos coming to life and moving, but tying that into the story and following the plot became too much to handle. I was so confused and disappointed with this story, that finishing Frost Moon just wasn’t an option.