Jack Frost (The Guardians, #5) by William Joyce

Jack Frost (The Guardians, #5)

The Guardians' powers are given the ultimate test as they journey to the moon itself in this fifth and final chapter book adventure of an epic series from William Joyce.The Guardians came together to protect the childhoods of all who dream, and they are a formidable team: Nicholas St. North, E. Aster Bunnymund, Toothiana, the Sandman, Nightlight, and Katherine have thus far prevented Pitch from fulfilling his nightmarish plans.But Pitch and his n...

Details Jack Frost (The Guardians, #5)

TitleJack Frost (The Guardians, #5)
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
PublisherAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Fiction, Middle Grade, Adventure, Juvenile, Magic, Retellings, Animals, Young Adult

Reviews Jack Frost (The Guardians, #5)

  • Carina
    The final book of the Guardians series was a great conclusion to the story. In the beginning it was a bit confusing because there was quite a big time leap between book 4 and 5 and so we start the story by retelling what we missed, jumping back and forth in time. But all is resolved really well, the pieces fit together nicely and Jack Frost is an amazing character. Illustrations are as great as always.Ps:it is from a storyline perspective complet...
  • Kristel
    Lovely conclusion of an overall lovely series. Magical and intriguing! Loved the characters, how they evolved, fought, cared, and loved. Will miss them for sure!Loved Jack, how he was born and how he became the Jack Frost we all love. The movie is amazing, one of my very favourites, and this book was just as amazing: different but wit the same emotions and magic. Jack has a piece of my heart. Always.RTC maybe, I'm so late with reviews!!
  • Sarah Bruer
    Long Awaited Conclusion; 8/10 bookI felt that this book was a good conclusion to this part of the series but it still left me a bit dissatisfied. William Joyce is, as always, inventive in his character designs and the art is beautiful that he makes. I was content with how he united the movie and books, but there are still elements that don't mean well between the books and movie. Overall, if there was anything that made me unhappy with the story ...
  • Kellen
    *sobs at how much I need this book to be out* I'm usually pretty patient, but this series has changed that.
  • Liz
    Every so often a series will come along that holds a rare quality that only cherished, spine-broken tales from your childhood hold. This is one of those series. It's pure and spellbinding, with darker, Studio Ghibli-esq flairs to ground it. Read these books to all the children in your life. Hell, read them to yourself. Something soft, innocent and raw will swell inside your heart if you do, I promise.
  • Abigail
    "Jack Frost! The fair-weather Guardian!" North would playfully gripe. "Comes and goes when he pleasies!" "The word, my dear North, is pleases," E. Aster Bunnymund would correct. "Go lay an egg, General Rabbit Bunny," North would retort, and they would begin to amiably argue. I love this series. I just do. But I have to admit that this was not my favorite of the books. I enjoyed getting more of a look into Nightlight, and subsequently Jack Frost, ...
  • Lisa
    A most excellent read. Please read this.
  • Brett
    I'm not gonna lie....I was really nervous with how the author handled Jack Frost in the picture book that came out a while back. He retconned (changed the canon) some of Nightlight's story by changing Nightlight's story post-Golden Age and post-Pitch. In the picture book, Jack Frost did not meet the Guardians as Nightlight before becoming Jack Frost. He was simply by himself, not knowing who he was or where he came from, having completely diffe...
  • Crysta
    I feel so stupid! Here I am reading a series about mythical figures and I come across a girl who draws, writes stories, and has a giant Himalayan Snow Goose and I didnt put together the pieces that Katherine is Mother Goose! Ive read four books about her! I was wondering how on earth the writer was going to reconcile the movie that came out with his very, very different book series. They have the the characters in common, but almost nothing else....
  • Hannah Belyea
    It has been over a hundred years since the Guardians last saw Pitch, and Nightlight has finally returned - in the guise of the mischievous Jack Frost, whose plans of stopping the Nightmare King will be their only chance of finally bringing the Dark Age to an end! Joyce brings this fantastic series to a thrilling and heartwarming close that will keep all ages reading again and again. Where has Jack been all this time, and just what does he have pl...
  • Liinukka
    I did not stay up all night reading this book, I did naawt! (okey, I did)I loved this book just as I have loved the whole series. It was a wonderful conclusion. Definitely going to reread them all now!
  • Alex
    I find it very interesting that nightlight becomes Jack frost. Like it's crazy.
  • Grant
    all that i have to say is that jack frost has to be one of my favourite characters. he is just so pure and beautiful.
  • Melissa Neufer
    What an amazing ending to an amazing series. I absolutely love the books and movie. Definitely in my favorites.
  • Lindsey
    This feels like it was originally supposed to be two books that were combined into one. It made it rather long and confusing in parts, but I liked the focus on Nightlight as he was my favorite.
  • Jordan Lynch
    A wild Jack Frost finally appears!I've been waiting for the appearance of Jack Frost since I began this series, and I was not disappointed with his eventual arrival.Honestly, Jack Frost begins on a strange note. There's suddenly an established time (1933), whereas the date/year before had been somewhat ambiguous, and it's also clear that something big went down that wasn't part of the previous story. As such, you're reading at a bit of a disadvan...
  • Sara
    For the final book in this series, I find myself disappointed. I feel that Joyce felt obligated to tie in to the movie adaption and was forced to create Jack Frost. Reflecting on the previous four stories, this one does not give the same emotions and feelings and it doesnt seem like Joyce stayed true to the story he wanted to tell.But, despite my disappointment with the story I applaud Joyces story telling and creative imagination. The themes, id...
  • Nicole Dust
    GOLLY, that was one heck of an ending. Was it worth the three years of waiting? Sure. If only for the constant fangirling I went through while reading this.Two small things that I wish could have been different.-There was SO MUCH EXPOSITION in this book. SO MUCH. I personally dont mind reading super-long explanations of characters pasts, but even this was a bit too much. Literally, half the book was storytelling. Just a warning there.-From what I...
  • mapmakerdani
    As much as I wanted to love this book, I cant say I wasnt disappointed. Like many others, I saw Rise of the Guardians before reading the series and the Jack Frost presented in the film is one of my favorite characters of all time. I fell in love with the combination of warmth and child-like antics the character embodied. However the book version of Jack stands in stark contrast to the movie. This Jack was presented in quite the grown up, mature, ...
  • Kati Davis
    I'm probably partial because I saw the movie first and fell in love with that version of Jack Frost's character/backstory, so I was hoping the book would reflect that and it didn't quite meet my expectations. Still, this was a fun read and a satisfying conclusion to the series. Mr. Joyce has a whimsical and endearing way of telling stories that pulls you right into his world, and you can tell he put a lot of his heart into Jack's in particular.
  • Tami
    I hardly have words for how much I love this book (and The Guardians series)! I don't want to go into too much detail about the plot, because Jack Frost is the final (5th) book in the series and I don't want to accidentally give away plot points from books earlier in the series. I highly recommend reading the entire series in order and Jack Frost is a fitting finale! William Joyce's gift for imaginative storytelling and the way in which he holds ...
  • Tonja Drecker
    Imagination, adventure and everything dreams are made of make this a fantastic tale to read again and again.The Guardians have been able to keep the evil Pitch at bay, but not defeated him completely. Jack Frost is probably suffering more than the other Guardians as he tries to come to terms with his new identity as half-human and only half of what he once was, Nightlight. Still, the battle is not yet done as Pitch threatens with his plans again....
  • Favour Egbune
    I was really excited to find this book, because it had been a while since I had seen the movie and guess who just created a Pinterest board dedicated to Jack Frost?Anyway, right from the get-go, I loved how whimsical the writing style was. I was easily able to imagine the events of the book and the characters' emotions were clear. However, that's not to say there weren't times I wasn't bored. It's less the book's fault, and more I just don't have...
  • A. Nixon
    I really enjoyed this series (and the movie!) and I wasn't sure there was going to be any really satisfying ending that Joyce could craft but they did.Now, I was a bit annoyed at the beginning that a) there was a giant time jump but mostly that 2) they seemed to be saying that things ended differently in book 4 than I'd remembered. Since I re-read this immediately before starting this one, that seemed unlikely. So the way that Joyce kept (view sp...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning (Guardians, #5) by William Joyce, 368 pages. Atheneum Books (Simon and Schuster), 2018. $18. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. BUYING ADVISORY: EL ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE This is the story of the Guardian Jack Frost, formally known as Nightlight. Jack Frost has been missing for a long time, but as the evil Pitchs power begins to grow, Jack has to come forth and tell his st...
  • Kimmie
    It was really confusing coming back to this series after a month of waiting for it to come into the library only to find there's been a time skip and half the plot from the last book has disappeared. It was a huge time skip, and I wasn't sure how the book was going to pull that off. That said, I was bewildered starting this book, and had to put it down for a bit. To catch up with what the reader had missed during the time skip, the book jumped ba...
  • Sayaka
    A fitting ending to a lovely series that has a timeless feel to it, despite how recently it has been written. I was a bit disappointed in the new cover art it came with that does not quite match the colors and art style of the previous four books. However, the writing style has the same, magical story-telling quality weve come to love. This book moves a bit slower than the others because it takes us to several centuries after we last left off wit...
  • Colleen
    Even though the book series is different from the movie, I started this series, because I saw the movie The Rise of the Guardians. When I read the fourth book, I thought the series was over, which made me so happy to discover this book! Even though the books cannot perfectly match the movie, I applaud William Joyce for mitigating the gaps in a clever way with this last book. If anyone has read the books then they would know that Jack Frost did no...
  • Air
    I can't believe the series is over......After waiting what felt like AGES (*wink,wink, nudge, nudge* see what I did there? Lol.) for this book to come out, we have finally received our conclusion to this world. So many things were left hanging in the air at the end of the fourth book, and I couldn't wait to jump in and finish those things up. So when I opened the book and the story line was nowhere near the time it left off at, I struggled to get...