Book Reviews of A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6)

A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6)
A Lick of Frost - Meredith Gentry, Bk 6
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780345495907
ISBN-10: 034549590X
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 258 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Without a doubt, A LICK OF FROST is the best book in the series since Laurell K. Hamilton first introduced Meredith Gentry in A KISS OF SHADOWS.

Although there's still sex in this book, it's toned down and limited to two actual scenes, which leaves the other 300+ pages open to actual plot.

This book is also very emotional, not just because of the changes that Merry's hands of power brings, but because of the way things end up due to these circumstances.

I really hope that Ms. Hamilton keeps it up with the next book. Keep the sex, if you must, but continue on this path of great, emotional storylines!
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 2312 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Ah, the next book in the Meredith Gentry series (book #6 if you want to keep track). This is a series that I read because I like reading about the Seelie and Unseelie courts. I am not sure why else I read it. The plot is complex and interwoven and the characters interesting. Meredith herself is an interesting contrast of personality traits. Like most of Laurell Hamilton's books I think I can best review this by breaking it down into the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This series makes no secret about devoting itself to sex. Strangely this book was lacking in the proliferate number of pages devoted to sex scenes. There were a measly two sex scenes; no sex until around 200 pages into the book...I mean wow! That's got to be a record. There is a lot of talking about sex. So onto the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good
- The plot moves...seriously the plot actually advances in this book (notice I didn't say quickly). A good portion of the 300+ pages are devoted to plot!
- We get to hear about Frost's past; I love Frost and I loved hearing about his past.
- Amazing fairy things continue to happen and amazing creatures are introduced
- The book focuses on 4-5 of Merry's "men" instead of having her sleep with a plethora of them
- The Red Cap goblins are back; I love them.

The Bad
- Continuous rants about how every kind of sex is acceptable take up loads of page space. We get it, S&M can be a good thing, multiple partners can be fun...now let's move on.
- Merry humoring her thousand year old boyfriends' need for constant emotional support; geez if I had to try and not to hurt the feelings of 20 guys at once I guess it would take time...but does it have to take up soooo much page space???

The Ugly
- Merry's guards seem to never be around to guard her when something extremely bad happens...what it up with that!
- This whole book, like the last two, spans a time frame of maybe a day.
- Rumors are that Swallowing Darkness is not the end, we will continue to be tortured by this incredibly strung out story.
***SPOILER START****
- Much of the book is taken up preparing with you for a sex scene between Merry and the goblins but it doesn't lead much of anywhere.
***SPOILER END*****

Okay so, in general this book had more plot and less sex than I was actually expecting so that is a good thing. It focused more on characters I like and less at throwing in a billion new men for Merry to have at it with. All-in-all I wasn't disappointed. I read a ton of paranormal genre books and these books are still very creative and reasonably well-written compared to most of them. I know it's easy to gripe about the lack of plot, etc. etc. I am guilty of that too; still Hamilton is a good writer. I mean how many other people have made erotica hit the New York Times bestseller list?

I'll read the next book because I am a sucker for the characters. I am hoping the series doesn't drag on for too much longer though. Seems to me the overall story could come to an end soon.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The only problem I had with this book, like I usually do with novels from this author, is that once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her writing is VERY addicting and she can weave a story with such great descriptions it's almost as "visual" as watching a movie or being there. (With non of that awkwardness of seeing anyone actually nude of course.) The writing style is unparalleled, which makes it a page turner that you can't put down until it's done.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 518 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
In this installment, we finally see just how far her Uncle Taranis is willing to go to get Merry at the Seelie Court. We are introduced to his insanity at the very beginning and it only grows worse as time goes on.

Not all is bad for Meredith though, no. She finds that she is more powerful than anyone ever imagined. She also learns that though she cannot control her heart, Danu will not leave her heartbrokenâ¦well, mostly. Many of us who have followed the series have been hoping our heroes made the final cut and became King to Merry's Queen; well good news for many - we have gotten our wish. If you want to know who has made the impossible possible, well, ...you will have to read the book.
Dee
October 2007
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reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Out of all of her books I have read thus far, this one was the only one to make me cry. They are all superb books and I look forward to each and every new one that comes out.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 724 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow,this was an amazing book. Not so much sex this time. There are suprises,sacrifices and more suprises.I can not wait until the next book.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
finally..... stuff happens that is shocking and unexpected. how can you loose your most prized need to only find you needed something else more.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
By far my favorite out of the whole series. The sex was toned down and not the main focus of the book and plot, and the the storyline was moved along more that the last few books. You can tell the end of the series is near, but I cannot wait to see what happens next! Be warned, this one made me a little emotional.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the best of the series. I laughed, I cried, I believe I felt every emotion possible while reading this book.

I have to read Swallowing Darkness now.

LKH is getting better with every book.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 1
I just started reading the Meredith Gentry series, I have alwasys loved the Anita Blake series and Laurell K. Hamilton has certainly not let me down. Meredith Gentry is another wonderful character and hope that the series will continue as long as the Anita Blake series has. Excellent!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Already owned the rest of the series, this one fits right in. :) I can't wait for the next one, leaves you hanging on the end :D
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was slow in the beginning but as the book progressed it became as fast paced as all the others and the ending is to die for. You will be in tears but smiling at the same time.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The only problem I had with this book, like I usually do with novels from this author, is that once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her writing is VERY addicting and she can weave a story with such great descriptions it's almost as "visual" as watching a movie or being there. (With non of that awkwardness of seeing anyone actually nude of course.) The writing style is unparalleled, which makes it a page turner that you can't put down until it's done.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 246 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
THIS is a satisfying book! A lot happens and the story is really moved along. After book 5 this is wonderful!
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
LOVED IT!!! Very satisfying entry in the series in many ways. Don't want to post spoilers, but I loved the resolution of who is Merry's king! Can't wait for the next one!
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book. I loved it from page one and finished it in two days. Great pacing, not one slow moment.
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Excellent book!
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 48 more book reviews
OMG....What can I say?? I couldn't put it down, from start to finish it was a runaway with action and the unexpected around every corner!! I was shocked several times to the point of open mouth awe and muttering "no way" to myself. This book had a plot and purpose that was aside from sex=power the LKH is so fond of. I like a book that has characters that you can grow to like and miss when you are away from, like friends of a sort. This book is one that will make you feel that way about Merry and her Gaurds. It wasn't the never ending parade of new men and women that all want a chance at Merry to bring them back to their power. It was mostly just the core group of guys that she started with and a really nice love story (for once). O.k...so much to my dismay I must admit that I am somewhat of a sucker for a love story and you don't usually get it with LKH but, I was nearly in tears at a couple points just a page or line or two that conveyed a very nice sentiment. I have grown to really like several of the gaurds and was concered about how the series would progress if/when Merry got pregnant and in true LKH/Meredith fashion the impossible has been made possible and I have to say this time it made me a very happy reader. Instead of the eye rolling that it usually incurs after a certain point. I gave this book a very hard earned 4.5 stars not a rating I wouldn't give lightly. I wish the next book ended the series, but like Anita I'm afraid LKH will run it into the ground and make me bitter all over again. (sorry I have to get my digs in)
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 7 more book reviews
My first book in the Merry Gentry series. Love Frost and his transformation from aloof elemental and royal guard to a mere, though immortal, man.
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My favorite paranormal romance novel writer. But, I like her Anita Blake series best.
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The only problem I had with this book, like I usually do with novels from this author, is that once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her writing is VERY addicting and she can weave a story with such great descriptions it's almost as "visual" as watching a movie or being there. (With non of that awkwardness of seeing anyone actually nude of course.) The writing style is unparalleled, which makes it a page turner that you can't put down until it's done.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 14 more book reviews
It's Laurell K Hamilton! Good book, of course. Surprise ending.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 7145 more book reviews
Without a doubt, A LICK OF FROST is the best book in the series since Laurell K. Hamilton first introduced Meredith Gentry in A KISS OF SHADOWS.

Although there's still sex in this book, it's toned down and limited to two actual scenes, which leaves the other 300+ pages open to actual plot.

This book is also very emotional, not just because of the changes that Merry's hands of power brings, but because of the way things end up due to these circumstances.

I really hope that Ms. Hamilton keeps it up with the next book. Keep the sex, if you must, but continue on this path of great, emotional storylines!
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 120 more book reviews
The sixth book of the series. I you are interested in a series involving the fairie relm and lots and LOTS of graphic sex then this series may be for you!
A good series but I still prefer the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton.
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AWESOME book.. It has a twist, read it in one setting, just couldnt put it down.. Cant wait for the hext one
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It's been a while since I read the previous books in the series, so I had a hard time remembering all the mens' backgrounds. But I really enjoyed the latest installation and didn't want it to end.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 1756 more book reviews
The only problem I had with this book, like I usually do with novels from this author, is that once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her writing is VERY addicting and she can weave a story with such great descriptions it's almost as "visual" as watching a movie or being there. (With non of that awkwardness of seeing anyone actually nude of course.) The writing style is unparalleled, which makes it a page turner that you can't put down until it's done.
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 235 more book reviews
I loved this book. As I've read each book I've come to love some characters more than others. Laurell K. Hamilton writes so well that it's hard not to love her characters. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I'm in love with the characters the Killing Frost and Doyle The Darkness. Their the kind of men who show no weakness. Frost hides behind a facade or arrogance that Meredith comes to learn and Doyle seems to let nothing bother him.

Their are a few other character's that you can't help by love, but no one is as dear to Meredith like her Frost and her Darkness. It's because of that love that when one of her men die it kills a piece of her. She can't seem to recover from the loss and I feel the heartbreak like she would. After her loved one dies it's hard to keep on reading. She knows she has to keep on living and yet she can't. This book brought tears to my eyes.......
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Hamilton is a great story teller. I love all her books.
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A little thin page wise, but the story is moving along nicely.A way for them to make more money,sure.But wow, when she finishes this series!I will go back and read them all again to keep it fresh.Merry and her boys are back in LA,as always,dealing with her Aunt's issues and now having to deal with the other farie court ruled by her increasingly unstable uncle.Action,love,and of course SEX as always...........
reviewed A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, Bk 6) on + 235 more book reviews
I loved this book. As I've read each book I've come to love some characters more than others. Laurell K. Hamilton writes so well that it's hard not to love her characters. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I'm in love with the characters the Killing Frost and Doyle The Darkness. Their the kind of men who show no weakness. Frost hides behind a facade or arrogance that Meredith comes to learn and Doyle seems to let nothing bother him.

Their are a few other character's that you can't help by love, but no one is as dear to Meredith like her Frost and her Darkness. It's because of that love that when one of her men die it kills a piece of her. She can't seem to recover from the loss and I feel the heartbreak like she would. After her loved one dies it's hard to keep on reading. She knows she has to keep on living and yet she can't. This book brought tears to my eyes.......