Frey - Melissa Wright


By Melissa Wright

  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,861 Ratings

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Nothing is as it seems.

Frey's life is a lie. She doesn't remember being bound from magic. She didn't intend to discover this dangerous secret, to get entangled in Council business. But she did.

And now she's on the run.

With the aid of a stranger, she discovers a world beyond the elves who bound her. But it's a world of shadows and dark magic, a world she's been warned not to trust. The farther she strays, the more she finds a forgotten past. As she fights to reclaim her true identity, Council trackers hunt her down.

If they find her, she will burn.

The stranger offers her a way out, but it's a path of no return. How do you know who to believe when you don't even know who you are?


  • Frey

    By zeusboo
    Interesting storyline, but it plods along slowly
  • Frey

    By Coldharbor1
    I really enjoyed the book. Kept me me coming back for more. Author writings was excellent. I would recommend this book to all fantasy readers. Can’t wait to start the next book in the series.
  • Freya

    By Jana Connelly
    Engaging, hard to put it down!
  • Frey

    By Yankeebabe0728
    I truly enjoyed this novel, it is very well written, with plenty of action and a very good storyline. Give it a try you will not be sorry.
  • Somewhat interesting

    By BigGasGuzzler
    The main character seems clueless. Dialogue is rudimentary and plot predictable.
  • A Lot of Nothing

    By Slhughson
    This book is the perfect example of what I dislike about first person. Since the narrator knows nothing, neither do we. I wanted to like Frey, but she was alternately timid and angry, two characteristics I have no respect for. And then to suddenly kill when she doesn’t have a clue what is the truth or a lie? I was done with her (although I finished the book). A perfect example of what a first book in a series should be, I urge you to start with book two. Although, I won’t be reading on because there’s nothing here to compel me. The hints at an interesting story world are not enough for me to invest time in money to discover if there is something there or not.
  • Part of a book...

    By kayind
    This short novel should have included the next five or six in the series and called it a decent sized book. Instead, it followed the main character through a lot of places and headaches as she was “blocked” from knowing who she was. She is led by possible friends who will not disclose their secrets because she has to figure it out for herself. At the end, she probably has the identity she was searching for (I long to tell you who she is and save you the trouble). Then the book is over and you’re supposed to buy the next book. Ummm, no. Nice cover art, though.
  • Confused

    By savvy152673
    This book was amazing it started confusing and ended just as confusing but it makes sense. Every page seemed like it only lasted a second
  • Only half told

    By DocH2007
    I had high hopes for becoming immersed in yet another epic full of magic and mystery and action and adventure, but I am struggling to convince myself the story will come if I just keep on reading. Well, I am half way through, and have yet to find substance. There have been incidences and encounters and questions, but absolutely no directive or answers. The characters are only minimally developed. Frey is still only a partially sketched outline. And the story feels more abstract than epic. I'm surprised the editor allowed this to publish without more substance. Readers need substance.
  • Tumultuous, magical fun

    By Arya-dragon rider
    This is a good book. It is well written, the characters are developed and the plot is somewhat deep and a little intriguing, enough to keep you mildly excited to read the next page, and the next book. The main character is a teenage girl that fits many stereotypes of teenage girls in fantasy books (been seen as weak but is super powerful, falls deeply in love with random hot guy she just met, accidentally hurts someone with her power and runs away. Pretty standard), but has enough depth as a character to not be boring. The supporting characters are pretty typecast as well, we have dangerous vodka aunt who acts as caretaker for orphan main, mysterious hot stranger (Two of them!), mother figure mentor, and dangerous and shady government. As is pretty standard for these kind of books, all her trouble starts when she finds her true powers and runs away, and a large scale, world exploring adventure starts from there. While I have many criticisms of the book, it’s very well written, the magic system is well designed and well written, with the exception of the “ancient language” and how they handle spells vs pure magic. This entire setup is almost identical to that found in Christopher Paolini’s “Inheritance Cycle” and the author doesn’t even try to hide that. However, no characters are clearly copied from anything, just stereotypes. For the YA age group, this is an enjoyable read and I respect the author for being able to tap into this much teenage angst, panic, regret and self-doubt to write the character. Overall, good, but not the best, 4/5, read at your own digression.