First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. The meme is based on the idea that instead of judging a book by its cover, author, prestige, we judge it instead by its opening line(s). You can check out my review of the book here!
Long before blood poured from flesh,
and breath clung to bone,
before the ancient runes were ground to glass
to shift shapes in the aether,
back when mothers whispered truths
cloasked as one-upon-a-times,
Know this, little ones, they said.
When day breaks, frost becomes a flame.
When dusk falls, beasts become the prey.
And when the moon is weeping,
the witches do their reaping.
– Addi proverb
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns, #2)
Author: Bree Barton
The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.
Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. Pilar is on a hunt of her own. Betrayed by her mother, and plagued by a painful secret, she’s determined to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan… until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed.
As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdom’s promise of freedom and opportunity. But with the winter solstice drawing near, they must confront the truth beneath the glimmering ice, as lines between friend, foe, and lover vanish like snowflakes on a flame.