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

Reviews Jack Frost (The Guardians, #5)

  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Kellen Welch
    *sobs at how much I need this book to be out* I'm usually pretty patient, but this series has changed that.
  • Lisa
    A most excellent read. Please read this.
  • 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.
  • 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 didn’t put together the pieces that Katherine is Mother Goose! I’ve 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 doesn’t seem like Joyce stayed true to the story he wanted to tell.But, despite my disappointment with the story I applaud Joyce’s story telling and creative imagination. The them...
  • 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 don’t 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 ...
  • mapmakerdani
    As much as I wanted to love this book, I can’t say I wasn’t 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, ma...
  • Jordan Finch
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 we’ve come to love. This book moves a bit slower than the others because it takes us to several centuries after we last left off ...
  • 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...
  • Lindsey
    I wanted to like this book, it sounded so promising. However, it felt obvious for me that William Joyce is trying to adapt a character that was made for a movie. This can be seen with the whole similar, pond, memory loss and being alone for a long period of time. While the original Jack Frost was endearing, this Jack Frost I saw as a huge Gary Stu. Thus, I disliked him immensely. I understand Joyce wanted to add Jack to his books, Jack is really ...
  • Courtney Kleefeld
    This series has been building up to this book and I had been squealing over it so much when it came out.When I had the time, I read the first third and was delighted, and then put it aside till another semester finished.Then last night I read the last two-thirds in one sitting.If you love Jack Frost, you will love this book. However, it’s a different story from the movie the Rise of the Guardians, so you have to separate them in your mind.These...
  • A.M. Reynwood
    I have been awaiting this book for a long time. I read the Guardians of Childhood books several years ago, and this finale was worth the wait. The story is so quirky and seemingly silly, what with space ships and Moonbots and fairies and wizards and so many other great and wonderful things, but is also profound, exploring the concepts of darkness, hate, and fear, combating them with light and compassion and justice and love. I'll admit that Jack ...
  • Sabrina
    The final book of the Guardians series and it was the one I was patiently waiting for! We finally learn the origin of Jack Frost. And how the beloved character Nightlight became him. A lot of time has passed since the previous book. Nightlight disappeared and Jack Frost emerged and found his way back to the Guardians. Though he has changed from his time as Nightlight, a lot is still the same, like his connection to Katherine. A beautifully told s...
  • Rylan Perkins
    SPOILERS BELOW!.I've always been a fan of the Guardians- I was hooked from the first chaper of "Nicholas Saint North and the Battle of the Nightmare King", and I gotta say, this was a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series.Seeing how the titular characters grow and fit so snugly into their current counterparts is almost satisfying to watch, in a bittersweet way.Nightlight "grows up" to become Jack Frost, and in the end, he deserves the title ...
  • Sara Wright
    Great read! Received it as a secret santa present and started reading it almost right after getting it! Was confused about the book's existence--I remember in 2012 when the movie came out and I discovered the previous 4 books (yet to read) that the movie was supposed to be Jack's book and that would be the end. So, when I saw this book and added it to my list I assumed it followed the movie. One piece of advice to fellow readers is to disconnect ...
  • Christy
    I'm so torn. Part of me is devastated that this series is over. But another part of me is so IN LOVE with this book that it doesn't matter. What a beautiful ending to such a great series. I waited forever for this book. Or it felt like forever. I about fell over at the book store when I saw it the other day, randomly.Jack really stepped up in this one, and the time-skip storyline (while confusing at first) really fit well with everything. It was ...
  • Amber Scaife
    Oh, this series. So, so good. I love these characters, the story, and Joyce's gorgeous prose. These books will always hold a very special place in my heart, because they helped my now-10-year-old son get through some pretty rough bedtimes when he was younger and so scared of nightmares. He found such comfort in the idea that the Man in the Moon and the Sandman and Nicholas St. North and all of them are out there protecting him and all children fr...