The Lost Frost Girl by Amy Wilson

The Lost Frost Girl

From debut author Amy Wilson comes a story brimming with heart about a normal girl who discovers that she is really Jack Frost’s daughter—with winter powers of her very own. The Lost Frost Girl is an enchanting modern-day fairy tale about family, friendship, and the magic of embracing who you are meant to be.Owl has the kind of mom who would name her Owl, a dad she’s never met, and a boy who gives her strange looks at school—but Owl has c...

Details The Lost Frost Girl

TitleThe Lost Frost Girl
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Reviews The Lost Frost Girl

  • Sarah Churchill
    Technically a middlegrade, but with definite crossover appeal, A Girl Called Owl is the story of a girl who really wants to know who her father is, and when she finally finds him he's not at all what she expected or wanted.This whimsical, magical story is very almost fairytale, but not quite. It somehow has a grounded, real world feeling to it, despite the 'mythical' characters that feature in the adventure. This is probably down to the very real...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    I was very kindly sent a copy of A Girl Called Owl (ARC) in exchange for an honest review! Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars!This debut Middle-Grade novel was one that generally kept me interested in reading to the finish, however, I felt that there was something a little bit missing and I'm not really sure what. It was a good read with good pacing, the world-building between the two worlds (Our world/fantasy world) was written well. The storyline foll...
  • AK47
    Right now, I'm kinda wishing my mom named me Owl.
  • La La
    Really disappointing. It has a wonderful premise, but it is overflowing with problems. I'll be back with specifics, it's too early in the morning to be analytical. Ha ha.
  • Steph
    I absolutely adored this book! It was everything I wanted from a story - magical, mythical, fantastical but based in reality. I really loved the elements of bringing in natural characters and human characters. This book is one I will definitely read over and over at winter time.
  • Nara
    A Girl Called Owl was a cute story that did not have a whole lot of depth. Thematically, it seemed like it would be more of a young adult novel, but in reality, felt much more like a middle grade novel. This was mostly due to the way the book was written as well as the characters and story itself.The writing was quite simplistic, which in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. It actually suited the style in which the story was told, with a linear...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from EdelweissEnjoyed, but probably won't buy because I don't have a lot of fantasy readers. This is the strongest contender for one I might purchase. It starts in the "real" world, has a few friend and family problems, and has a fairy/folk tale connection. Still, the same can be said of Houts' Winterfrost, Prineas' Winterling, Constable's The Wolf Princess. or Rudnick's A Frozen Heart, none of which have been circulating very well.
  • Lily
    ‘A Girl Called Owl’ is an enchanting and whimsical middle grade story about a young girl searching for the father she has never met but longs to know. There is something so magical about this book, an atmospheric, dreamlike quality to the prose that conjures up the ambiance of a folkloric fantasy right at home in the modern world. It is richly imagined and beautifully written, a fairy tale winter wonderland filled with stunningly evocative im...
  • Brandi
    Pros-A cute, well-written, entertaining story perfect for tween audiences looking for a fantasy read. The story is original and interesting. It's a nice light read for older audiences as well. I love the name "Owl" and thought the story had some nice twists.Cons-Though the book is original as a whole, there are elements of the story similar to other fairy tales and children's stories.I would rate it 4.6-4.7My copy of this book was obtained from a...
  • Naomi Bowen
    I actually happen to know the author of this book and have seen the long journey she went through to get her first book published And I'm so pleased for her that it's happened! Call me biased but I loved this book. Amy has a beautiful writing style and this book is full of stunning images and vivid descriptions. There are some well known characters from folk tales as well as some new creations. They all live in the Fae court which was one of my f...
  • Rita Mariani
    [DNF at 43%]
  • Karen Whittard
    Thank you NetGalley and A.J.Wills for an advanced copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book has bags of potential. I liked the characters in this book and it was nice to have some light relief from everything that is happening in the world at the moment. Imagine if your parents called you Owl? Imagine after that your favourite animal is an Owl, and you love the winter and feel draw to it like a magnet. Owl mum is a artist woman wh...
  • Joanne
    Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson seemed like a perfect Wintery, Christmassy read for this time of year; the story of Jack Frost's daughter. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed.A Girl Called Owl is more upper middle grade, so where I thought it would feel like a children's book, full of that wonderful magical, enchanting feeling you get with reading some children's books (like A Boy Called Christmas by ...
  • Katrina Southern
    Pan Macmillan were so generous in allowing me a copy of this book to read, and after reading and adoring 'Heartless' I wanted to read another of theirs that was a little more themed around Winter. This is of course Amy Wilson's debut, and a middle-grade book that is aimed at an audience younger than myself. Still, I was intrigued by the inclusion of the famous figure Jack Frost and some other folklore characters, not to mention the magical synops...
  • Whispering Words...
    This was a charming read that captivated both my heart and imagination. A story of magic, myth and self-discovery, this was a truly delightful book. I can’t wait to read more from this author - and I would love to see Owl’s story continue.Owl has always been told she is special, but only when she starts creating icicles — and freezing her science homework — does she begin to understand just how special she is. She’s never known her dad,...
  • Courtney
    A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson follows titular character Owl as she begins to discover strange new powers, leading her to uncover the truth about her mysterious father. I recieved a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Beneath the frost, this story is so full of warmth: the characters are full of life and their interactions throughout were a joy to read. Seeing Owl become closer with both a new friend and an old one...
  • Kirsty
    I am rather fond of coming-of-age stories, and Amy Wilson's A Girl Called Owl appealed to me when I was scouring Netgalley's recent releases. It started off really well, and caught my interest. I was unsure as to whether the fantasy element would put me off, as it's not a genre I tend to read. Whilst this fantastical side of the story was quite a simple idea, Wilson handled it well, and it helped to move the plot along nicely.Some of Wilson's pro...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    (Review of digital ARC from EdelweissPlus) This librarian of 4th/5th graders will definitely be buying this book for at least one of her libraries! Fantasy is my genre and while I generally lean more towards dragons and darker magic, this piece of fantasy was outstanding. What a great concept-- Jack Frost and the North Wind battling with the Queen of May and the Earl of October with the Lady of the Lake trying to stay out of the ruckus and Mother...
  • Malvika
    This book is better suited for young teenagers. True. However, for a light quick reading, I believe it's suited for anybody who loves fantasy. The plot wasn't distinct, but then it wasn't uninteresting either. The characters are simple, and behave like normal people. The best thing is, it's like the story is grounded in reality. Although Owl's age isn't mentioned, I have a feeling that she is either in 7th or 8th grade, and she behaves accordingl...
  • Tracey
    an Intriguing twist on mother nature , jack frost and the life of a girl called owl.
  • Pat
    The combination of mythology, magic and a haunting landscape make this a memorable debut that is sure to entrance its readers. Review at
  • Kai
    3 stars.I liked the beginning of the book. I really did and I thought that I was going to end with such a whimsical and magical and warm feeling. I didn't. The main character, Owl, didn't feel real to me and in about one-thirds in the book she was starting to get infuriating, frustrating, and absolutely stupid. The plot was simple and the writing was good. The only characters I did like were Mallory, Alberic, Isolde, and for some reason; Jack. I ...
  • Suze Lavender
    Thirteen-year-old Owl has an artistic mother, that's why she has a strange first name. Her mother often tells her stories about frosted faraway places filled with magic, but she doesn't tell Owl what she wants to know the most, who her father is. Owl can talk about her problems with her best friend, but she keeps feeling alone. Drawing owls help her to feel a bit of comfort, but she misses having a father.When frost starts to appear on Owl's skin...
  • Conniebell
    I loved this book! I received an arc copy and I ended up reading it in a few days
  • Nick Phillips
    This is the first of three novels written for children that I will be reading over the next couple of weeks ahead of attending an interview and reading by the three of them at the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Though the protagonist is thirteen A Girl Called Owl is most suitable for readers a few years younger being fairly simplistic in style with no overly complex plots or challenging characterisation. At heart, if one strips away all ...
  • Nannette Demmler
    This is a wonderful story about family and friendship. There are lots of likable characters and some despicable ones too. There is also a very well thought out plot that has a nice juxtaposition between their real lives and the magical one. I really like hos the author took the mythology behind the Jack Frost character and developed a world around it. Owl is an interesting character. She is desperate to know who her real father is, but her mother...
  • Katniss Rylee
    An average book. Actually, 2.5 stars.Well...some parts were difficult to understand. And you know there are pages decorated with winter snowflakes or autumn leaves. And one thing's for sure: I don't understand at all. So it's the same as skipping maybe...10-20 pages of this book? The good reviews I've seen aren't that...I mean, you know..."real" in that sense. Obviously different readers have their own opinions, I know that perfectly well! But si...
  • Young At Heart Reader
    I'll admit, the only reason I picked up this book is because Jack Frost is in it. Ever since I was a kid, I loved seeing specials or reading books that involved this character. I love winter, frost, snow, all that fun stuff. So whenever I see that he's in something, naturally I'm drawn to it.This book really didn't bring any enjoyment that I usually have with Jack Frost involved story. Sure, it's not about him, mainly his daughter, but even that ...
  • Kimberlee
    I was pretty surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Usually with cover picks, I have low chances of finding a book that I like. Not so with The Lost Frost Girl by Amy Wilson. Owl has been experiencing strange things . . . or, she's been causing them? Winter is beginning and Owl discovers a secret her mother has refused to tell her all her life: Jack Frost is Owl's father. Setting out to find the elemental may lead to consequences Owl isn't re...
  • Shahista Swellam
    Owls are my favorite predator type of birds and that was what basically attracted me to the book.This book is fit for young teenagers who still have their imaginations at the blossoming level. However, for a light quick reading, I believe it's suited for anybody who loves fantasy. its not a story about a girl who falls in love with a boy , nevertheless its a story about family and friendship, a story about love in the most magical mystical and fa...