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Author: Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
Release Date: September 2013
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.
At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.
But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.
First of all, I’m a huge Melissa de la Cruz fan. I enjoyed the Blue Bloods series so much, I’m looking forward to the Blue Bloods spin-off, and I absolutely can’t get enough of the Witches of East End. So, it goes without saying that I’m excited for this new series!
I really enjoy books and movies with severe climate changes and catastrophic geological events. Frozen kind of reminds me of The Day After Tomorrow (a movie with Jake Gyllenhaal, for those who don’t remember). At the end of the movie, over half of the United States (the Northern States, to be specific) is covered in ice and snow, with temperatures so far below freezing, a person (or animal) would freeze to death the second they went outside.
Also, it’s Las Vegas (Or, as it’s called in Frozen, New Vegas). There’s something exciting and dangerous about Las Vegas. Having the City of Sin as the backdrop for this book sets the reader up for a wild ride with high expectations – at least, in my opinion.
Frozen releases in September, and I’m counting the days!