Rated 3.50/5 based on 10 reviews
Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known. More
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About Melissa Wright

Melissa is the author of more than a dozen YA and fantasy novels including The Frey Saga and Between Ink and Shadows. When not writing she can generally be found talking with an author friend about a book, painting something from a book, or tucked between headphones listening to a book. It’s kind of a theme. She loves reasonable heroines in unreasonable situations, noble--if brooding--heroes, slow burn and sweet kisses, a lot of havoc, and a little magic. Stay updated on works in progress at Instagram or contact her through the web at

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About the Series: The Frey Saga
Dark magic. Fierce heroes. The fate of the kingdoms hangs on Frey’s next move.

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Reviews of Frey by Melissa Wright

Myrna van Dijk reviewed on Feb. 14, 2021

The author writes well enough, but I found myself unable to excite myself into finishing this story. I admit my main interest in reading as far as I did was to find out why a girl named "Elfreda,” which means "elf”, shortens to ”Freya”. The meaning changes to “Lady”. But then why does this "short" name truncate further to the male version, Frey, meaning “Lord”. It's actually the title of the book, so I though it important to learn. It never seemed to become, tho.
(review of free book)
Mike White reviewed on July 8, 2020

It's always great to see powerful woman characters like Frey. Stories that are all about people trying to reclaim their sense of identity really resonate with me.
(review of free book)
R. McCullough reviewed on Aug. 24, 2018

I would have awarded this story more stars but the strange use of at least three (from small to large) size of the font was very disconcerting to the story’s flow. Revise that and it would warrant 4 or 5 stars. Course the font problem could possibly have been caused from my downloading as a Mobi but I don’t think so.
(review of free book)
K Sizemore reviewed on Jan. 12, 2017

It is a good concept, but the plot struggles to hold any significant meaning. The main character is highly dislikable, which given the first person narrative, makes me dislike the book. The ending is obvious and disappointly slow to get anywhere meaningful, then suddenly its over without much ado.
(review of free book)
malea parker reviewed on April 6, 2016

Well written story that will keep you on your feet from the beginning. I can't get enough of Chevelle.
(review of free book)
Genevieve reviewed on Nov. 16, 2014

To me this story just ended. Apparently you have to go the next book....sigh. So tired of this ploy.
Otherwise it was a good story just ended(?) strangely. The last line is: "She knew what she had to do." Thats it? smh
(review of free book)
V Candela reviewed on June 17, 2013

I was as taken by the book as I had hoped. As soon as I finished it I was back for the over books in the series. It is well written, but made me cry, so if you get caught up in the emotion of your book's characters don't read it on your lunch hour, especially if you wear eyeliner.
(review of free book)
Laura Wright LaRoche reviewed on Feb. 18, 2012

Frey tells a epic mind boggling story of her life as an elf. This is a magical tale all reader should experience.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Suzan Battah reviewed on Dec. 26, 2011

I wasn't as taken with the book as I hoped. The beginning dragged out a bit and at times there was a lot of telling rather than showing.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Danielle Smiley reviewed on Dec. 17, 2011

This story is told completely from Frey's point of view. It's very effective as much of the book deals with the mystery surrounding Frey. It's extremely frustrating for a curious bird as myself, but not bad frustrating, it's more like being tickled: aggravating and fun at the same time.

As the story begins, the lack of information is just annoying. Frey is just going along with her normal daily activities giving the reader no sense of setting. I found myself re-reading the description hoping for a clue, but nope, none. Later you realize that the author purposely leaves so much ambiguity. I'm not sure how I feel about this. It made me concerned about how the rest of the book would progress.

Luckily for all involved, the rest of the book proved to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I read this in two days because it was so hard to put down after those first few chapters. The reader is taken on this run-for-your-life quest with Frey, all the while only getting glimpses on the whys and what-fors. Poor Frey, no one will give her a freaking straight answer, and she is so determined. I loved her character. The characters who become part of her journey are also well written and likable. The whole book is so well written and this is one of those 99cent downloads!!!

So, concerning the ending... how do you feel about cliff hangers? As the book concludes, I got some of the answers for which I had been squirming, but not all. Again, I'm not sure how I feel about this. Overall it's a good thing, but it's kind of like getting a small piece of the perfect chocolate cake. Sure, you should be satisfied, but really you want more.

Again, luckily for all involved (I'd hate to have to stalk the author and bug her until she finished it), the sequel is out and is only another 99cents: The Frey Saga Book II: Pieces of Eight. As a matter of fact, I stopped mid-blog to go buy this. Really, do yourself a favor and just buy both books at the same time. It will keep you from yelling bad words at your Kindle (hee hee).

Cover Art:
This is a new cover for this book. The other's nice, but the new one is so pretty I want to squeal (perhaps I do get a little too excited about books and book art). I wish the model had been photographed in a dress matching the description in the book, but I think that would've messed up the overall coloring of the book and the title wouldn't have popped as it so nicely does here. Alas, we can't have it all, can we?
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

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