Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking : Book Review

Title: Ice Kissed
Series: Kanin Chronicles #2
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published Date: May 5th 2015
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Page Count: 320
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads 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…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 the 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'll change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.


 My Review:
"My job is to serve this kingdom to the best of my ability, and that means I won't stand idly by if I think the wrong this is being done, even if the one doing it is wearing a crown."

I can’t believe I ended up liking this book, just as much as I did the first one. No second book syndrome happened here.
The romance that had been slow burning the first one took a huge jump that I was a little surprised by and did end up making things awkward when Bryn and the guy had to go on a mission together, but they eventually do resolve it and began to work together as a team again.
The friendships are still strong in this one, a little strained at times though due to everyone being stressed about a potential attack coming soon. Thankfully though they all were able to stay friends and even though they didn’t always support each other’s decisions they were still able to be there when it was needed and keep each other as safe as possible.
This one was a little different though, due to Bryn having to find and then protect a Skojare princess and then try to help the Skojare kingdom become safer. When this ended up going terribly wrong though and the kingdom gets turned upside down due to corruption, Bryn has to leave because her “job is done” or so they say. But Bryn isn’t content and neither is the other guard that was with her. With no good reason to stay they are forced to go home and start training once again to prepare for an attack. 
I was very shocked by an event that happened once they were back and I am don't trust the Queen or the Skojare Princess Kennet and I am pretty positive they are both very corrupt and potentially working together. (I could be wrong though. )

This book was just as good as the first even if it did include an unexpected sex scene. I have to know what happens next and I can’t wait to read the other series by Hocking that is in this world as well. 

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