Thursday, August 20, 2015


By: Amanda Hocking
Published By: Pan Macmillan
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 422 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads
Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope.

Bryn Aven - unjustly charged with murder and treason - is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him?

As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers’ darkest secrets are coming to light… and now the entire troll world is on the brink of war. Will it tear Bryn from Ridley Dresden, the only guy she’s ever loved? And can she join forces with Finn Holmes and the Trylle kingdom? One thing is certain: an epic battle is underway—and when it’s complete, nothing will ever be the same…

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Things got hopping in this final installment. I really enjoyed the action side and the lurrvvve side was a slow burn but I was endeared to it and knew it was inevitable, just some emotional bridges to cross along the way.

Bryn and Konstantin get paired up for a fair bit of this book and I enjoyed having them partnered up, not by choice but by circumstance.

I really like Konstantin. Sure he did some shady, erm bad things in his past and I am not sure if I was that invested in why he did them, but he did, so here stands our bad boy in more ways than one.

But bad boy isn’t altogether bad, and I knew that, I could feel it early into the trilogy.

Ridley and Bryn spend a fair bit of this book apart, but when they get their mojo on the same page...

There are twists, a couple I could see coming, but for the most part I loved that I got little shocks and surprises. I enjoy getting those in a book.

There are villains and allies must be made and swords come out and Omte are about and Ogres and all good fantasy stuff is going on.

There are moments that will squeeze your heart tight and moments where you are cheering on Bryn who is being kickass and well... a cool chick.

Crystal Kingdom was a satisfying ending to the Kanin Chronicles. I am now looking forward to what Amanda will bring us next.


Blog Tour – Crystal Kingdom

· Saturday, August 1 - Diva Booknerd - Review and Q&A

· Sunday, August 2 - Book Nerd Reviews - Review and Giveaway 

· Monday, August 3 - Butterfly Elephant – Review

· Tuesday, August 4 - Confessions from Romaholics – Review

· Wednesday, August 5 - SassyBookLovers - Review, Q&A & Giveaway 

· Thursday, August 6 – Fictional Thoughts - Review and Q&A 

· Friday, August 7- Behind the Pages - Review 

· Saturday, August 8 - Words Read and Written - Q&A 

· Monday, August 10 - Aussie Bookworm - Review and Q&A 

· Tuesday, August 11 – Gobblefunked – Review and Q&A

· Thursday, August 13 - The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Review

· Friday, August 14 - The Rest Is Still Unwritten - Q&A

· Saturday, August 15 – Fangirl World – Review

· Sunday, August 16 - The Cosy Dragon – Q&A

· Tuesday, August 18 - Mystical World of Books - Review and Q&A

· Thursday, August 20 - Novels on the Run – Review

· Saturday, August 22 - #LoveBooks - Review and Q&A 

· Sunday, August 23 - The Cosy Dragon - Review 

· Monday, August 24 - Behind the Pages - Q&A

· Wednesday, August 26 - YA Book Addict - Review 

· Thursday, August 27 - Read Between the Lines - Review 

· Saturday, August 29 - Book Nerdigans - Review and Q&A 

· Monday, August 31 - Oops I Read a Book Again - Review and Q&A 

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota, had never sold a book before April 2010 and has now sold her

millionth. She is now ‘the most spectacular example of an author striking gold through ebooks’- Observer. Amanda is a self-confessed 'Obsessive Tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Batman devotee. Muppets activist. Unicorn enthusiast.'

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‘[Hocking has] generated an excitement not felt in the industry since Stephenie Meyer or perhaps even J.K Rowling’ – New York Times

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