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Peek Inside Frequency

Fiona can handle the darkness she sees in the DJ whose music seems to hypnotize to every teen in town except her. But she’s not sure she can handle falling in love with him.


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Nine years ago, Fiona was just a kid. But everything changed the night the Pit Viper came to town. Sure, he rid the quiet, idyllic suburb of Hamm of its darkest problems. But Fiona witnessed something much, much worse from Hamm’s adults when they drove him away.

And now, the Pit Viper is back.

Fiona’s not just a kid anymore. She can handle the darkness she sees in the Pit Viper, a DJ whose wicked tattoos, quiet anger, and hypnotic music seem to speak to every teen in town…except her. She can handle watching as each of her friends seems to be overcome, nearly possessed by the music. She can even handle her unnerving suspicion that the DJ is hell-bent on revenge.

But she’s not sure she can handle falling in love with him.


 “I absolutely LOVED this book. The characters were great, the small-town with secrets vibe was fun, and the story kept me interested the whole time.” –Brooke’s Reviews and Sweeps

An intriguing and dark retelling of the Pied Piper, full of teenagers using bad language, detailed rock music references, and a hint of magic. There is some new adult romance to be had, though that is not the focus of this story, and I’m happy to say that the plot kept me guessing.” –Dreamer J Book Reviews

“I liked that this was different from the usual YA book that’s out there these days. Its focus on the mystical magic of music made it something unique and special. I liked the characters, their interactions and the pacing of the writing kept me engaged beginning to end. Readers looking for something different from the YA norm will enjoy taking a chance on this book.” -Cheryl B., Goodreads

A great read with a mix of paranormal elements!” -Erika C., NetGalley

"…if you like music, (that I must admit that I do not know much about music references in this book), with a fresh and ingenious story, a book that I think is very different from others, you should read it.” –Dreams in Bookland

“…it was a fast-paced and engaging story, but I would like a sequel to find out more!” –Olivia Farr, Goodreads review

“The magic element to the music was a different and intriguing concept I don't think I've seen/read before.  I would pick up a second book if there was one!” -Melanie B., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640631823
Release Date: Oct 2, 2018
Page Count: 304
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues

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By Carrie September 24, 2018

Frequency by Christopher Krovatin is a young adult/new adult fantasy read that seems to be a modernized, dark and twisted retelling of the Pied Piper. With mentions of sex and drug use this one would probably be best for the older teens.

When Fiona was nine her small suburb of Hamm was being overr... ...more

By Courtney October 15, 2018

4.5 Stars

I decided to read this book completely based on it's cover - I love unique covers and the blurb just added to it's uniqueness. And well, I was definitely not let down in any way of creativity and distinct story telling.

Frequency is a new take on the Pied Piper legend. And I do mean tak... ...more

By Andrea September 16, 2018

"Follow the music if you want to live"

The first thing that caught my attention in this book was the cover and with this premise inscribed in it, I thought it would be a kind of dystopian world but it was not like that.

Fiona is a 18 year old girl that loves music, rock and roll, she has a guitar n... ...more

By Olivia September 07, 2018

"Frequency" was an interesting New Adult fantasy/thriller. I label it as New Adult because it had more of that feel than YA to me (due to sexual content, age of characters/although some in high school, they were 18+, excessive drug use/references, and violence). Anyway, I overall enjoyed it, but... ...more

By Tonja October 06, 2018

Sex, drugs, and music pound through every page, luring into a dark tale which grabs, twists and brings exciting chords.

Fiona was a kid when her cousin over-dosed and died, but that was the most shocking moment for her. She witnessed something much worse, and it has everything to do with a DJ name... ...more

By Jessica September 28, 2018

An intriguing and dark retelling of the Pied Piper, full of teenagers using bad language, detailed rock music references, and a hint of magic. There is some new adult romance to be had, though that is not the focus of this story, and Im happy to say that the plot kept me guessing.

Frequency will b... ...more

By Nadine October 25, 2018

Frequency was great and weird all at the same time.

I cannot even begin to explain it. When I started reading, it brought to mind that old Pied Piper legend, but darker and more twisted, not that the old legend was sunshine and rainbows.

So here we meet Fiona as a young girl as she witnesses an int... ...more

By Brooke September 19, 2018

I absolutely LOVED this book. The characters were great, the small-town with secrets vibe was fun, and the story kept me interested the whole time.

I think one of the things that I liked about this book was the music. I was huge into music for a long time in my life, and this whole book sings with... ...more

By Zili October 10, 2018

First up I'm going to point out that this is definitely a more mature YA story. The content from the start is not really suitable for younger YA readers.

On to the story: A simple act of kindness can go a long way! Think Pied Piper meets superstar DJ. Pit Viper is back in town (or is he?) and ever... ...more

By Amazeballs October 09, 2018

This one was a good read. I was looking for a different type of read then I normally read and this one fit the bill. This one was not the normal genre I read, so it took me a little bit to get a feel for the story and to get totally hooked to it. Once I settled in and got a feel for the character... ...more

By Engel December 11, 2018

Being a dj-electronic music fan and a soft spot for the fairy-tales of old...I was very much intrigued by this read and at the same time (knowing EDM related stuff tends to fail) was "OH PLEASE DON"T BE BAD AND CLICHE!!!!" However this narrative turned to very good in a dark fantasy way as if its... ...more

By Lynndell October 07, 2018

Engaging read!
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled for the opportunity to read and review Frequency by Christopher Krovatin!
Fiona sees her father and his companions threaten and beat up a young man when shes a young girl. The story jumps to an eighteen year old Fiona and her boyfriend Horace. Shes... ...more

By Alexandra January 25, 2019

This book was a pleasant surprise. I did not know this book was a Pied Piper retelling at first but, it only made me like the story more. I love retold fairy tales, but in this time of a million different Cinderella stories, it is refreshing to find a lesser known fairy tale.
The story was told... ...more

By Destiny January 30, 2019

I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I got the impression that this was a modern retelling of the Pied Piper. I could be completely wrong about that. Fiona had her first dealing with the Pit Viper when she was a child when the City Council hired him to get rid some partyin... ...more

By Melanie August 08, 2018

3.5/3.75 stars. I received an e-ARC from Netgalley and publishers in exchange for an honest review.
I wish I had been more invested in the characters from the beginning but it didn't really happen till about halfway through, that being said I did read about 70% straight through to the end and it... ...more

By Voniqua July 14, 2019

A bit unrealistic

I had hoped this book would be like " heavy metal and you" or "venemous" , it sort of is, but also a bit unrealistic. I still love the shapes of his characters, and I still love the attention to music detail. Overall an excellent Krovatin book! Please make more for my heavy metal... ...more

By Eva October 01, 2018

the pied piper of hammelin is kind of a dark fairy tale, and it's retelling is no less dark. as frequency opens, fiona jones witnesses something horrific 9 years ago. something that connects her to the darkness that lies beneath the surface of her hometown of hamm. she sees her father and two cou... ...more

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Christopher Krovatin

About the author

Christopher Krovatin

Chris Krovatin is an author and journalist of some ill repute. His past novels include Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributor to Revolver Magazine and, and formerly sang in Brooklyn-based metal band Flaming Tusk. He is an avid fan of weird fiction, the occult, horror movies, heavy metal music, and Halloween. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Denver, Colorado.

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