Title: Frozen In Time (Alimanti Series, Book 1)
Author: Lavinia Urban
Published: March 30, 2015
Review: Ebook ARC provided by author
At the age of 14, Kasey-Ray Thompson lost her mother to cervical cancer. Her father, the one person she needed to be there for her, was spiralling into the depths of depression. Just when she thought her life couldn’t get any worse, he died a year later.
Kasey-Ray's whole world has come crashing down around her leaving her an orphan. The only relative she knows is her gran who is in a care home with Alzheimer’s. Her hopes of staying in Scotland with her best friend Lauren and her family are quickly dashed when a woman from social services announces that she is going to stay with a grandfather she had never met. Even worse, he lives in a small town called Alimanti, thousands of miles away in another country.
Her grandfather’s cabin is in the middle of nowhere. They have no electricity, no internet, or any other modern technologies. As if that wasn't bad enough, her new school is almost two hours away.
Kasey-Ray has lots of questions and her grandfather is refusing to answer them. He has clocks everywhere that go off at the same time every day, 4:30am, and Kasey-Ray can’t figure out why.
She sees a man in the woods who tells her that he shouldn’t have brought her here because they will take what is hers. What does he mean?
Kasey-Ray needs answers before time runs out.
I received an ARC copy to give an honest review.
I am use to this author's work and so when I was told she had a new book coming out I so wanted to get my hands on it so I could see what else she has up her sleeve. With Frozen in Time we are dealing with the unknown of what is in Alimanti . Kasey-Ray was a normal child until her mother died and then her father died of a broken heart. Thinking she could live with her best friend she is told that she has a grandfather who is going to take her and take care of her but only where he lives in a small town of Alimanti. Kasey-Ray being a teenager of course is not happy about this, but there is nothing she can do. I felt really bad for the young girl because she was out in the middle of no where with no electricity talk about going crazy!!!
As the story progresses we learn why her grandfather and grandmother are no longer together, the person her grandmother is, is a big revelation one that Kasey-Ray is surprised at.
There is something beyond the wooded area and what decision Kasey-Ray makes may not be the right one.
I am excited to see where this series is going to go, after the ending I wonder what else is going to happen.
I enjoyed the playfulness between Kasey-Ray and Josh it was harmless teenage jokes and fun but it was nice to see some type of humor within the book.
This is a good book for the teenagers I think they will highly enjoy this book and others in the series as well.
Lavinia originally grew up in Cheshire and now lives in a small village just outside of Edinburgh with her husband and two daughters.
Writing has always been something that Lavinia have loved since an early age but it wasn't until 2010 when the idea came to her to write Erin the Fire Goddess.
Lavinia chose to name the main character and her sister after her two daughters, who inspire Lavinia to write every day.