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

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: May 5, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Hardcover // Library
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Spoiler For Series!

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. 


All I have to say after finishing this was holy shiz!

A lot of things happened in this book that I did not expect. So Iced Kissed picked up from where Frostfire left off. Ridley and Bryn are heading back from Storvatten with no idea where the Queen is. Then King Evert declares war on Viktor and all hell broke loose.

I typically enjoyed this sequel in the trilogy. It was very entertaining and very fast-pace in my opinion. There was a lot of intrigue in this book that makes you want to continue like where is the missing Queen or wtf is going on? Basically I read this book in one sitting because I just got to know what happened.

There was more romance in this book than you would expect and there was this one scene where Ridley and Bryn were a hot mess. I definitely enjoyed the romance aspect in this book. It doesn't play a major role to the plot, but it does keep it flowing.

At this point now, I believe that there isn't anyone to trust right now. Queen Mina seems to be up to something and I just don't know what. Then there's King Mikko who Queen Linnea believes to be innocent to all this, but to Bryn seems to be hinding something.

I was kind of disappointed with the fact that Viktor did not make an appearance in this book and they didn't really shed some light as to what Konstantin and Viktor are doing together. I mean, come on, there is one more book and I still don't know how things ended up that way. I am also confused as to how things are related to the Skojare even though most of the mystery was solved from the first book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this sequel to the Kanin chronicle. The ending of the book left off in a cliffhanger and I just can't wait what it would lead to. At least I don't have to wait a year to get the next one so that's a plus!

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