Welcome to my stop on the His Frozen Fingertips blog tour! Be sure to check out the other bloggers and reviewers involved!
Goodreads Synopsis: When he is diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition at the age of seventeen, Asa is certain that his adventures have come to an end. He is alone, having been abandoned by parents who never wanted him and a village that couldn’t raise him. However, as the bells start to ring, those are the least of his problems. The evil sorcerer Erebus has the land of Eodem under his control. Thrust into a world of distrust and aggression, Asa can rely on just one person: his friend Averett. The wall that divides Eodem seems to be an unobtainable goal, and danger is always one step ahead.
It took me a little while to get into this book if I’m honest. I felt that it was a little slow at the beginning but once the story picked up (about halfway through) I was hooked. I really enjoyed the premise of the story, the characters and the world-building were fantastic. Although I would have preferred to learn more about Eodem and the magical aspect of the world. The relationship between Asa and Avery was really lovely and, I thought, really genuinely represented.
I really admire Bowyer. Firstly, for writing this book at such a young age (15!) and having the guts to get it published. Secondly, for writing about what she believes in, the LGBT+ aspect of this book was really refreshing. I’m thrilled that this book is one that younger children can read and one that gets to grips with a topic that, still, not many authors are willing to approach. This book is testament to Bowyer’s writing and story-telling skills, it is a great achievement.
Overall, I really enjoyed His Frozen Fingertips and I am eagerly awaiting Bowyer’s next book!
Thank you to The Bookollective who sent me this book in return for my honest review.