Book Title: Frozen Hearts
Book Author: Pamela Stewart
Genre: Science Fiction
Publishing Date: December 1st, 2016
Date Read: May 22nd, 2018
Synopsis: South Pole Station, a.ka. the Butt Crack of the World, any teenager’s worst nightmare, and home to free-spirit Ionia Sonberg.
To shake up her bland, boring, stuck-on-blah life, Ionia defies her uber-controlling mother and adds a companion droid, Den, to the supply requisition. The droid’s arrival takes Ionia’s relationship with her mom from toxic to Seventh Level of Frozen Hell.
Ionia and her droid escape the station by stowing away on a cargo plane bound for Mac Town, the biggest city on the continent. But just as she reaches her destination, a terrorist attack forces her to choose between freedom and family loyalty.
Den’s primary programming dictates that he please his mistress, but accompanying Ionia across the Antarctic tundra into imminent danger does not match the definition of pleasure in any of his manuals. Yet, his greatest desire is to keep her from harm, and he’s willing to risk his very existence to ensure her safety. Whether she likes it or not.
Together they must travel over Earth’s harshest terrain to uncover a secret that may save or destroy them both.
Frozen Hearts was gripping. Intense and emotional, it was an entertaining, one sitting kind of read. I devoured it and immediately wanted more!
I really enjoyed the humor and wit of the story. Ionia was such a snarky handful of a character. I loved how she grew and changed from a somewhat whiny teen to someone who considered her own faults and actions.
The story itself was both typical and refreshing. I loved the arctic setting of Ionia’s home, and I enjoyed the sci-fi bits with the androids and all the technology. And, of course I enjoyed the companion droid, Den, and his character arc.
As a rebellious teenager, Ionia started off a little selfish and unaware of the bigger picture of what was going on around her. It was quite entertaining when she first got her hands on Den. She was lonely and inexperienced, but definitely a little adventurous. When she decided to take off and leave home, she had no idea about the domino affect it would cause, so it was very entertaining to see how things played out and how she responded to everything and grew in maturity.
As I said before, the story was quite typical and predictable, but that was not a bad thing. It was well developed and flowed with a nice pace. It was captivating and heart pounding and definitely kept me turning the pages. It had a few shocking moments, and I fell in love with the interaction between Ionia and Den and the friendship that grew between them. The story was very sentimental, and also full of intrigue. I’d definitely recommend it, and I’m ready for book 2!
Thank you to the author for sending me this free copy in exchange for my honest review!
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