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review 2018-02-12 10:59
A Killing Frost
A Killing Frost - John Marsden

It's been years since I read the Tomorrow series, but A Killing Frost is the book that stayed with me the most as it sort of broke my heart. Their plans are getting bolder and more thrilling, but they will also find out that these things are not without consequences.

As a kid I liked this series a lot. I would like to re-read them sometime to see if they can stand the time.

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review 2014-01-27 20:20
The Third Day, The Frost
A Killing Frost - John Marsden

Every time I pick up another book in the Tomorrow series to re-read, I'm immediately hit by nostalgia for the first times I read them - and the third installment, The Third Day, The Frost (also published as A Killing Frost), is the book where shit gets really serious.

Picking up shortly after the end of book two, the teens find themselves struggling to decide what to do next, and how to continue avoiding the army and colonists that have invaded Australia.  This is a far darker book than the first two in the series, although none of them are a real picnic, this is the one where everything that has happened since the invasion really hits home - they all struggle with different psychological issues, and all their problems feel very realistic.

The characters also continue to examine their personal relationships, and especially Ellie is very honest about how she actually feels about being in a relationship formed during wartime.  This honesty is one of my favourite things about Ellie, and all of the characters in the book - even though these books were written in the 1990s, they are still relevant today because they feel so realistic.

Once again, the Australianisms and slang words came flooding back to me, and although they could potentially be confusing for non-Australian readers, Marden's use of this terminology makes it easy to work out what is actually meant - or at very least would make me curious to look them up and see what they actually mean.

This series is so intensly readable - the plot lines move at a fast pace, the characters are so realistic and it always makes me just a little homesick.

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review 2014-01-27 19:53
A Killing Frost / The Third Day, the Frost (Tomorrow #3)
A Killing Frost - John Marsden

Every time I pick up another book in the Tomorrow series to re-read, I'm immediately hit by nostalgia for the first times I read them - and the third installment, The Third Day, The Frost (also published as A Killing Frost), is the book where shit gets really serious.

Picking up shortly after the end of book two, the teens find themselves struggling to decide what to do next, and how to continue avoiding the army and colonists that have invaded Australia.  This is a far darker book than the first two in the series, although none of them are a real picnic, this is the one where everything that has happened since the invasion really hits home - they all struggle with different psychological issues, and all their problems feel very realistic.

The characters also continue to examine their personal relationships, and especially Ellie is very honest about how she actually feels about being in a relationship formed during wartime.  This honesty is one of my favourite things about Ellie, and all of the characters in the book - even though these books were written in the 1990s, they are still relevant today because they feel so realistic.

Once again, the Australianisms and slang words came flooding back to me, and although they could potentially be confusing for non-Australian readers, Marden's use of this terminology makes it easy to work out what is actually meant - or at very least would make me curious to look them up and see what they actually mean.

This series is so intensly readable - the plot lines move at a fast pace, the characters are so realistic and it always makes me just a little homesick.

Source: www.theaussiezombie.com/2014/01/review-third-day-frost-by-john-marsden.html
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text 2013-10-18 04:07
30 Day Book Challenge: Day 16 - Favourite Female Character
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden
The Dead of Night - John Marsden
A Killing Frost - John Marsden
Darkness Be My Friend (The Tomorrow Series #4) - John Marsden
Burning For Revenge - John Marsden
The Night is For Hunting - John Marsden
The Other Side of Dawn - John Marsden
While I Live - John Marsden
Incurable - John Marsden
Circle of Flight - John Marsden

My favourite female character is definitely Ellie Linton from John Marsden's Tomorrow, When the War Began series.  I just love those books and have read them upwards of ten times each (always in order, so if I have a craving for Ellie then I have to read the whole series, not just an individual book from the series).  This series is another that I haven't read for ages and so haven't reviewed any of them because it's not fair to do a half-hearted review of such a fantastic series.  I think Marsden really captured some (not all) of the emotions teenagers would feel during such a traumatic time as the shock invasion of your country.  I wasn't so comfortable with his idea of teenage love and sex, but I am a bit prejudiced against any sex involving a teenage girl written by a middle aged man, it always weirds me out.

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review 2013-09-30 00:00
A Killing Frost - John Marsden I've been sucked in and it's getting better. This one had no awkward sex scenes, were packed with action and once again I couldn't stop reading. It's easy reading and YA, but I'd recommend it for dystopian fans.

Also, the proofreading is much better!
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