Thursday, July 9, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - FROSTFIRE by AMANDA HOCKING - KANIN CHRONICLES # 1 - YA FANTASY - PAN MACMILLAN

By: Amanda Hocking
Published By: Pan Macmillan
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 321 Pages

RATING: 4 RIDLEY & KONSTANTIN STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I have been an Amanda Hocking fan from the word go, when she was self published. I have one of her original Trylle trilogy covers and My Blood Approves, signed.

I have watched Amanda almost be the pioneer for self published authors. I know she wasn’t the first, but she made a HUGE statement with the amount of books she sold by herself and then she was picked up by St Martin’s in US.

She has just kept on writing. And I keep on reading.

I do love seeing a blurb of mine inside quite a few of her books, gives me a little tickle.

Now I am onto her spinoff series that started with Trylle Trilogy and now we have Kanin Chronicles.

I am back in her fantasy world and love seeing Finn pop up. Although I will admit I got a little shock he is settled with two kids, a wife and one on the way, considering the whole he and Wendy issue and the why.

I did love Finn so hard in Trylle trilogy, but Loki was amazing too.

My heart is happy for Finn as it did feel a little lost for him after Ascend.

So we have Bryn in this new spinoff and she is very much like Finn with how she takes her tracker job uber seriously and shiz just doesn’t get in the way.

Ridley the Rektor, is a great character but I feel like I am missing something a little there at the moment. Some connection.

Ridley is essentially Bryn’s boss but he has eyes for Bryn and she has eyes for him, but like Finn, she takes her tracker job very seriously so he’s gotta go get himself some side fluff, who is actually a lovely girl.

Bring the Amanda-Finn-Loki-Wendy conundrum on. Nah, this time it could be easy for me to not have my heart broken...mind you there is also that other conundrum...

“I love it when you talk clean to me, quoting training manuals like sonnets,” Ridley teased, but I found his usual flirtation off-putting since I didn’t know how to respond.

We have what at first impressions is the handsome villain of the story, Konstantin Black.

But...is he?

Now from where I’m sitting there are the usual suspects to take into consideration this early into the trilogy...I know, but I do have me some.

I shall keep them to myself...but something isn’t adding up to me.

I love that Finn’s sister, Ember is part of this series. She is the lesbian character, not that there is anything wrong with that, just sayin.

I did get a nice OMG moment in the latter... latter part of this book and that was awesome.

It was one of those Luke I am your father, moments. Even though there was no Luke or a father...but you know what I mean...we just kinda go ...whahhhhhhh.

Frostfire was a good start to this series. I am missing a little fire in the story but I am on to Ice Kissed next, so we shall see where that takes me.

I adore the cover art, it is so pretty for both US and UK covers. 

The thing is I will always pick up an Amanda Hocking book to read. I have such a love for My Blood Approves, which may never be resolved ( the last book ) and Trylle series.

I do recommend getting a hold of the Trylle series and also My Blood Approves and delving into what started off the whole Amanda Hocking phenomenon.

Michelle


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