Ice Kissed (The Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

Ice kissedIce Kissed
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy. Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 309
Series: The Kanin Chronicles
In series: 2
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Rating: ★★★☆☆


Synopsis:

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 Reaction:

Ice Kissed, though entertaining, was definitely a filler book. I don’t think much really happed plot wise to really make you feel engaged within the novel, but it did keep your attention because so much was unfolding within our eyes that I couldn’t put it down. I was sucked into the world and what was going in within the kingdom. Hocking hooked me once again with her royal families and forbidden love. She really has a knack for that and I love and hate her for it.

There wasn’t too much character development for me to note, Bryn was still the same old strong, dedicated Bryn, but she did grow up a little. She began to understand her friend Tilda’s decisions to become a mother and wife, whereas in the beginning she felt those dreams were unheard of. I liked seeing a bit more understanding and humility within Bryn. We got to see her relationship with Ridley blossom a little bit more which was lovely. I will always love Ridley so I am not complaining. However, there was next to zero Konstantin! The level of Konstantin was seriously lacking. I needed more. And it was almost cruel for Hocking to end this book on the worst cliffhanger! Good thing I dragged my feet so long with reading this book that I only had to wait a week before Crystal Kingdom came out! Phew, did I dodge a bullet there!

Overall, this book was okay. I wasn’t absolutely loving it, but I did have a good time. It raised more and more questions. but it kept the plot going along nicely, setting up a good finale.

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