Frey - Melissa Wright

Frey

By Melissa Wright

  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,694 Ratings

Description

Nothing is as it seems.

Frey's life is a lie. She doesn't remember being bound from magic. She didn't intend to discover this dangerous secret, to get entangled in Council business. But she did.

And now she's on the run.

With the aid of a stranger, she discovers a world beyond the elves who bound her. But it's a world of shadows and dark magic, a world she's been warned not to trust. The farther she strays, the more she finds a forgotten past. As she fights to reclaim her true identity, Council trackers hunt her down.

If they find her, she will burn.

The stranger offers her a way out, but it's a path of no return. How do you know who to believe when you don't even know who you are?

Reviews

  • Only half told

    2
    By DocH2007
    I had high hopes for becoming immersed in yet another epic full of magic and mystery and action and adventure, but I am struggling to convince myself the story will come if I just keep on reading. Well, I am half way through, and have yet to find substance. There have been incidences and encounters and questions, but absolutely no directive or answers. The characters are only minimally developed. Frey is still only a partially sketched outline. And the story feels more abstract than epic. I'm surprised the editor allowed this to publish without more substance. Readers need substance.
  • Tumultuous, magical fun

    4
    By Arya-dragon rider
    This is a good book. It is well written, the characters are developed and the plot is somewhat deep and a little intriguing, enough to keep you mildly excited to read the next page, and the next book. The main character is a teenage girl that fits many stereotypes of teenage girls in fantasy books (been seen as weak but is super powerful, falls deeply in love with random hot guy she just met, accidentally hurts someone with her power and runs away. Pretty standard), but has enough depth as a character to not be boring. The supporting characters are pretty typecast as well, we have dangerous vodka aunt who acts as caretaker for orphan main, mysterious hot stranger (Two of them!), mother figure mentor, and dangerous and shady government. As is pretty standard for these kind of books, all her trouble starts when she finds her true powers and runs away, and a large scale, world exploring adventure starts from there. While I have many criticisms of the book, it’s very well written, the magic system is well designed and well written, with the exception of the “ancient language” and how they handle spells vs pure magic. This entire setup is almost identical to that found in Christopher Paolini’s “Inheritance Cycle” and the author doesn’t even try to hide that. However, no characters are clearly copied from anything, just stereotypes. For the YA age group, this is an enjoyable read and I respect the author for being able to tap into this much teenage angst, panic, regret and self-doubt to write the character. Overall, good, but not the best, 4/5, read at your own digression.
  • Amazing

    5
    By VengefulLannah
    Absolutely loved the entire series!
  • Muddled and plotless

    2
    By Opera&Bullwhips
    Don't bother. Immature characterization. Slow or nonexistent plot. Descriptions are meh.
  • Solid

    4
    By Mrnoose
    Solid book. For fantasy it did a great job of steering away from most cliches’, I was actually wondering “what will happen next”, which is very rare in a fantasy novel. So yeah a solid fun light read suitable for a broad age range. Well done author.
  • Fortnite

    5
    By Noah wimpy go go
    Good
  • Outstanding Book

    5
    By Auri-El's Wish
    It’s difficult to describe how amazing this book is. The end is the best part and is more than worth reading up to that part.
  • Ehhh

    2
    By wildKatsRock
    Too many unnecessary details and not enough details to explain what’s actually happening. Seems to skip scenes.
  • Entertaining

    3
    By roflmaog
    It was entertaining but some parts were cringe worthy. Especially the internal dialogue of the main character at least for the first half, as well as the exchanges between characters.
  • Splendid!

    5
    By Just wanted the hair
    Very good book. Can’t wait to buy the others in the series!