Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

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.

Rating: 2.5

The second installment to the Kanin Chronicles trilogy was, for me, quite the let down. We left the first book feeling that nothing had really happened, a Queen was missing, a traitor was clearly not what he looked like, a Heroine was oblivious to all and too focused on her attraction toward her boss to see the clues laid before her, said boss was too busy with his creepy crush on his young apprentice to make smart choices (Ok, I know that the age difference was not that much, six years or so, but he was thinking about settling down and having a family while she was still barely a young woman with a kid's mind, like almost all nineteen year olds. They were worlds apart.) and I was begin for a love triangle, because the love interest was getting on my nerves.
Ice Kissed not only doubled the romance element, it also somehow managed to get the characters to be more annoying, the plot more predictable and NO KONSTANTIN. Unacceptable.

Ok, I know I'm sounding like I hated it but I didn't, it just... annoyed me. I've been able to read predictable books before and still enjoy myself (Like Cinder) but with this one... ugh, enough with the drama! I didn't care about the romance or how they wanted to be together but couldn't... but then they didn't want to be together... but then they did. there was no reason for the motherfraking drama and it was too annoying to want to continue.

The ending was, again, predictable and I can't for the life of me understand how they didn't see it coming!

I'll read the third book just because it's the last and I hate leaving a series unfinished when there is only one book left... but I have low expectations.

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