Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Paranormal YA Romance
Publication date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Read: May 2015
Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5 STARS!!!

Summary:
In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…

Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…and the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that’s been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it’s also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss, Ridley Dresden, is overseeing her mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level—one neither of them is prepared for.

As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it will change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.


My review:

I just finished this book and I started it late last night. O.M.G! It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! 
Ice Kissed is definitely way better than the first book Frostfire which is a pretty big deal if you ask me considering I found the first book really good too. Amanda Hocking's writing is an absolute beauty. I love her to death. The Trylle series made me the bookworm I am now and I thank Amanda Hocking for writing such beautiful stories like this one. 

"It was over, the way it should've been a long time ago, and the only thing I could do was push past it and hope that eventually the pain would get more bearable."

In the first book, I was a little frustrated with the romance. Bryn didn't want to sacrifice her job for love, like FINN EFFIN HOLMES (A guy from the first three books of the Trylle Series). In this book, I'm so happy with how things are with Bryn and Ridley. Oh man, they made me swooooooon, laugh and I just wanted to hug them both and say FINALLY! But obviously, there were still some parts where I was just like, 'what is wrong with you two? just be together already.' 

Other than Bryn and Ridley's 'relationship', I really found Tilda and Kasper's love for each other really sweet. Their characters were so strong and I really felt like they were important. This book wouldn't be as good without them. They bring something in the story that readers would definitely enjoy.

Ice Kissed and even Frostfire were both fast paced and at the end of each chapter you always want to keep reading, that's how good it is. It's also very mysterious, I was dying to know who was the bad guy. There are so many suspects that in the end you don't know who to trust anymore. 

I totally recommend readers who love paranormal romance to start reading this series if you haven't already. I also recommend Amanda Hocking's other series such as the Watersong Series and the Trylle Series. Her writing style is amazing, fast paced, entertaining and so on.