December 5, 2016 by elnadesbookchat
Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
Summary from Goodreads:
Being human is her greatest strength.
Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she’s spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.
She understands why she’s never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it’s not her real father giving the orders…
It’s his memories.
Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the one living creature she loves.
With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters…to talking to the first boy she’s ever set eyes on. But can a girl who’s only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own? Or will her first journey from home be her last?
Isn’t this an interesting cover? Why would a robot be holding a rose? I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but it turned out to be as interesting as its cover. There is a lot to like about this book. Frost is an amazing young lady, who has suffered a great deal, but continues on even when the odds are against her. Her father/robot is also an inspired character. I enjoyed Flynn, the young man that Frost meets on her journey, and the amazing growth he goes through in this book. There are some evil characters/robots as well as zombies, aka eaters, well maybe not exactly zombies, more like cannibals. The post apocalyptic setting was pretty grim, but it also had it’s moments of beauty, such as when Flynn gives Frost a rose. The pacing is a little slow at times, especially at the beginning, but if you persevere through to the surprise ending you will be glad that you held on for the ride. This is a good solid science fiction that really takes into hand what it means to be human.
I don’t know if this is a stand alone novel or a possible series. The ending is satisfactory, but a little loose, so it could continue on if the author so chooses.