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The Frost Eater

(The Magic Eaters Trilogy #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  309 ratings  ·  159 reviews
A lonely princess.
A flying teen.
A kidnapped girl who only remembers what happens at night.

Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling.

Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her.

Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Eliana Press
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Carol Anderson Hi, I'm sorry I just saw this question. This is the first book of a new trilogy. I'm looking at a release date of around September 1 for book 2 and sp…moreHi, I'm sorry I just saw this question. This is the first book of a new trilogy. I'm looking at a release date of around September 1 for book 2 and spring 2021 for book 3. (less)
Carol Anderson Hi, great question! I’d rate this book 14+. Characters do talk about sex and even birth control in non-explicit ways but (spoiler alert!) the teens de…moreHi, great question! I’d rate this book 14+. Characters do talk about sex and even birth control in non-explicit ways but (spoiler alert!) the teens decide not to have sex. The romantic scenes don’t move beyond passionate kissing. I’ve put a lot of thought into how to show teens having healthy, natural sex drives but also being able to say no since that’s best for their futures. There is a battle scene with deaths, but nothing terribly gory. There’s also a gunshot wound and one particularly brutal knife wound. Please let me know if you have any questions!(less)

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Mel (Epic Reading)
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-booksprout
This is the beginning of, what looks like it will be, an epic YA fantasy series from Carol Beth.
Once I got past some of the cheesy points of The Frost Eater I really enjoyed it. You just have to get past the way our characters got their magic and a few other nuances that felt awkward to me. But hey, there are dragons! So get past the initial cheesiness and it pays off. Plus you get to look at this gorgeous cover.

Cheesy at First
The opening chapter feels like a scene from Frozen. No joke, our l
K. Law
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I don't usually review books but after experiencing the author's taste on twitter I had high hopes. Tldr: it's good. Go read it, especially if you're a preteen or mom looking to get into a kid's head.

I'd like to get the cons out of the way first. My first impression of The Frost Eater was: wow, highly marketable. With a princess with ice powers, it skirts dangerously close to Frozen. Throw in a cast almost universally brown colore
Patty (IheartYA311)
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-signed
The Frost Eater is chock full of fantastic magical-fantasy goodness. The world is introduced slowly which helped to not feel overwhelmed by the details. The writing and world building are great. I enjoyed the smart, strong, sassy princess. There were some pacing issues making the book feel 50 pages too long, and at times the long-winded descriptions and chatter had started to bore me; I felt that time could have been spent fleshing out the characters a little more. Overall, The Frost Eater is a ...more
Mar 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
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🎁 FREE on Amazon today (3/8/2020)! 🎁
Benjamin Fife
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is this a Kissing Book?

Ok, with a title like that for my review, I’d better explain pretty quick, lest I lose the young Fred Savages out there.

YES. There is kissing in this book. More detailed than the likes of the young Fred being read to than the old Peter Falk might enjoy. But – in the spirit of The Princess Bride – There’s so much more – Fencing (come to think of it, might not be fencing in Frost Eater), fighting, torture, revenge, giants (no giants either), monsters, chases, escapes, true l
Kerry Ognenoff
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an early copy of this book from the author and am leaving an honest review.

Obviously, I devoured this book-read it in 2 days. I found myself sucked in to the post-apocalyptic life described in Cellerin. I particularly enjoyed the animals that played parts in the story. Made it feel like more than just “earth re-imagined”.

The characters-their flaws, their quirks, their growth throughout the story, their friendships/relationships/betrayals are what really drew me in and kept me engross
J.P. Priestley
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The Frost Eater (The Magic Eaters Trilogy, #1) by Carol Beth Anderson

Having 'consumed' Carol ('Beth') Anderson's excellent young adult novel, I immediately relished the thought that The Frost Eater is but the first book in The Magic Eaters Trilogy, with The Vine Eater and (an as yet) unnamed third title in the Magic Eaters Trilogy to follow. What a joy - I can barely contain my eager anticipation!

I received a (complimentary) Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author via Booksprout ( before the launch of the book on Amazon on January 28,
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-read
*Disclaimer: I read this book in both Alpha and Beta phases, and plan to read an ARC for my 'official' review, but I already know it's going to be an epic read!*

As mentioned, I won't say much, the blurb is a good place to look for details, as the earlier versions changed a lot, and there's still ARC proofs, and the final version pending, so I'm sure there will be more changes, and I have no way of predicting those. What I do know is that the character revolve around a group of teens ages 17-19 o
Briana Cohen
Mar 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
How in the world did this get such great reviews? I desperately wanted to love this but I don’t even know where to start. The pacing of this novel was so off, and time passed without letting you know that it had passed. All of a sudden it would be two weeks from the last chapter or a month, and they would just tell you what happened instead of showing you. And don’t even get me started on the characters. Krey is such a whiny little bitch who held a grudge for way too long, and against someone wh ...more
Angela Hagerfamilyreads
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and truly can’t wait for the rest of the series. I saw that its genres were simply Young Adult and Fantasy, but there’s certainly more to it than that. The book is set in a post apocalyptic world that was colonized by Earth thousands of years ago. So, it’s definitely Dystopian with a tiny hint of Sci-fi too.

Carol Beth Anderson took on a lot in building this world. She layered an Earth like w
Jacob Klop
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Frost Eater's main plot revolves around three character’s (Nora, Krey and Ovrun) search for a missing girl (Zeisha). Swirling around that main plot are suspicions of treason from within the palace, the question of why Zeisha was taken, romance between Nora and Ovrun, and some fantastic world building.

There are so many great things in Frost Eater that I probably won’t get them all, but here are the ones that stood out for me. The history – every chapter opens with a reflection from the first
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Frost Eater is a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel with an intriguing magic system and a whole cast of unique characters each struggling with their own personal challenges. When plot events bring these characters together, the relationships that develop between them give the fast-paced, high-stakes plot even more depth and importance in a way that creates an engaging story from the first page to the last.

I love seeing real character growth and change in a story, not just on an individual level,
Esther Jones
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
**I received a complimentary ARC and am leaving my honest review**

An imaginatively fun adventure

"The Frost Eater" follows Princess Nora as she goes from a sheltered, spoiled life to truly seeing the world and political machinations around her for what they are.

I quite enjoyed this novel. The worldbuilding and fantasy elements were well thought out, and I loved how real every character felt. The opening did seem a bit slow, but by taking its time to set up all the interpersonal relationships betw
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recently, I was contacted by @cbethanderson for an opportunity to receive and review her 1st book in a new series called The Magic Eaters Trilogy. So first of all, I can't thank the author enough to sending a copy to Japan for my review! It was an honor and pleasure to experience. Once I finally got around to picking up The Frost Eater, I was surprised by how captivated I was by the story. There were a lot of unique aspects to this book, especially with it starting out feeling like a post-apocal ...more
M.L. Farb
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Frost Eater is an exciting adventure set in a post-apocalypse world where advanced technology ended and magic evolved.

Nora starts as a lonely and socially awkward princess, but grows to become a young-woman who is willing to risk everything and bravely stand by her new friends--one who drives her nuts and the other who she has no future with but wishes she could.

When I got about 60% into the book I could not put it down (and that is coming from a mom of six kids, many responsibilities, and
Shiulie Ghosh
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an imaginative post-apocalyptic world we enter here. The magic system is well-thought out and truly inventive. People are able to wield their powers after consuming something linked to that power - e.g. the feather lyster can fly after eating feathers. It's a clever idea, and we learn how these abilities came into existence through a series of extracts about an event that happened in the past. The characters will draw you in, they're engaging and three-dimensional. The tale is full of magic ...more
Jennifer Christensen
I really enjoyed Beth Anderson's take on this Post Apocalyptic world, magic, and how people who can produce magic actually fuel it! The Frost Eater follows the sheltered princess Nora of the Post Apocalyptic Earth, and her very unlikely friendships with Krey both magic users. Nora has ice-magic, this she is a Frost Eater. Krey is a rare duo magic user and has both ice and feather(flight) magic. Krey, who is in love with Zeisha, a Vine Eater, is convinced that Zeisha, who was supposed to be selec ...more
C.L. Cannon
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This has to be one of the most unique books I've read in a long time! It did take me a little while to get into, but once I did, I was pretty engaged throughout.
The magic system is strange but fascinating! Some beings in the story have magical abilities that they "feed" through eating fire, snow, feathers, and some other interesting substances.
The character interactions feel real. I could feel the teenage angst and insecurity, but I didn't really feel deeply connected to them as people, and th
Carol Anderson
Jun 11, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi, readers!

Thanks for checking out The Frost Eater. I hope you enjoy this magical, post-apocalyptic story at least half as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Can't get enough of Anyari? The Seer's Sister is a full-length prequel that takes place two hundred years before The Frost Eater. You can read it before or after the trilogy or as a standalone.

Right now, The Seer's Sister is only available as a free gift to my Email Insiders. To snag it for free, please visit this website. Make sure to add it to
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm going to admit I was a BETA reader for this book. I have seen it in its unvarnished state. You know what? It still sparkled like a diamond. Very captivating story. Great characters. Edge of your seat action. I plowed through it in a short time - and would have been shorter if I hadn't had to take care of my family, lol. I recommend this to everyone. Buy a copy for you and then some for your friends. It will be worth it, you will not regret it, and you will be chomping your toes for the ...more
D.M. Shepard
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” CS Lewis

I had the pleasure of being asked to do an honest review of Beth Anderson’s young adult, dystopian fantasy novel The Frost Eater; book one of The Magic Eater’s Trilogy. I have always been a fan of fantasy and all of its sub-genres. I spent many hours in my youngest year
Bert Edens
I have been jonesing for some fresh fantasy novels, so when I found a copy of this audiobook available through the author, I jumped at the opportunity to see what kind of world she could build. Naturally this is an honest review, and the fact I received the audiobook at no cost does not bear into my review.

First, while this is a fantasy novel at its core, it's set in a post-apocalyptic world. Many of the words have traces of Earth in their origins, yet they are also unique. This allows the liste
Sara Lawson
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Princess Nora has lived a sheltered, protected life, which is perhaps why she is so intrigued by Krey's recklessness. After seeing him work magic on a tour of the country, she invites him back to the palace to intern (and hopefully help her strengthen her own magic). Little does she know that wrapped up in a world filled with his conspiracy theories and get more than a glimpse of life beyond the palace.

Krey just wants to find his girlfriend. After she was admitted a special training program for
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book and am leaving an honest review

4.75 stars

One of the most interesting and unique magic systems I've read about

First of all, can we talk about how beautiful this cover is? It immediately peeked my interest. Then the synopsis promised me a multiple pov story (which I usually love) with people eating stuff do be able to do magic (a whole new concept to me). I had very high hopes for this book and the story itself did not dissapoint.

This is a very interest
Zoe L.
Feb 16, 2020 added it
Look at me writing a review that isn’t for a tour! This semester was supposed to give me a bit more time to plan out my days and *gasp* read more. But alas, so far that has not been the case. Sigh.

So, my grand idea was to start this book at 1AM last night. And well, a few hours later it was both a genius idea and a terrible idea. I mean, this is a book that talked about pimples by the second page (THANK YOU, I AM HERE FOR PIMPLE NORMALIZATION) and had me literally laughing out loud within the ne
Margaux Mennes
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Frost eater
By Carol Beth Anderson

We follow Nora, princess of Cellerin, who is a frost eater. In this world people have powers by ingesting a certain type of food that gives them powers. By eating ice Nora can make snow and form icicles. On her journey through the country with her father, Nora meets a boy who is a skilled in ice magic and feather magic. When Nora asks Krey to go with her to the palace to teach her, their adventure has only just begun.
Krey’s girlfriend, Zeisha, went to the capital
Ani - Ani Reads
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, 2020-arc, ya
First of all, I thank the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book! I absolutely DEVOURED it despite having exams.

Nora is a 17 year old frost eater (woops, excuse me, ice lyster*) and is next in line for the throne. Her father, the king, is an honorable man and Nora and her father love each other dearly. During a tour, Nora meets Krey, an ice and feather lyster. Nora invites him with her to the palace, so he can get an apprenticeship with master lysters, and more importantl
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Unique twist on a post-apocalyptic tale. Post diaspora humans established an advanced society on a new planet after a tragedy devastated their original population only to have it happen again. Except this time the some of the survivors find they have strange new abilities.

An interesting blend of fantasy and science fiction. This story give a whole new meaning to "you are what you eat" when a devastating cataclysm has the side effect of giving a small percentage of the population the ability t
K Elise
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got to listen to this as an audiobook at the courtesy of the author in exchange for a review.

First thing’s first: the author herself read the book, which can be hit or miss, and she did a superb job with it. Major hit in terms of audiobook quality.

This was an epic and original feeling world, filled with characters that were easy to connect with as you watch them change and evolve beyond their upbringings and prejudices.

This story comes from the point of views of, really, five characters, and t
Cass Kim
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was cleanly written and had some unique premises. I liked the world building a lot, and especially liked that what looked like it might veer into a love triangle did not, which I found refreshing!
For me, though, I had a hard time getting attached to the characters. Most of the time they felt on the younger side of the YA spectrum - maybe 14 or 15 years old in their interactions and dialogue (They're 17-18). But then in handling emotional situations, they acted way more mature than pret
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