Friday, 17 July 2015

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.
Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)

“If Linnea ran away, you think that’s where she would be?” I looked up at her.
“Either at the lake, or trying to find it.” Mom nodded, her lips pressed into a grim line. “Assuming she isn’t dead, of course.”

I had hoped that this one would be better than the first, but unfortunately that was not the case.

I think Bryn possibly annoyed me even more in this book. Not only were her arguments childish and painful to even listen to, her constant ‘it wasn’t my fault; it was your fault’ just got really old. Stop complaining, stop trying to do everything your own way, stop ignoring every opinion other than your own, and stop trying to shift the blame, even when things are your fault! I have to say that in this book Bryn reminded me heavily of Rose from Vampire Academy; they were both protecting royalty, and they were both immature and petty.

“Linnea is alive, and she told me to come find her.”
He arched his eyebrow and folded his arms across his chest. “Did she happen to tell you where she was?
“No, not exactly,”

The storyline in this was about Bryn finding the missing queen, and a whole heap of other rubbish. I actually liked the story at the start, but Bryn’s behaviour irritated me, and as the story went along I found myself getting very irritated and very bored.
We got romance that was also a bit irritating (I’m not saying more on that).

“We both know that it can’t happen again.”

- Even he can't stand her!

The ending then left us with a cliff-hanger, and I hope that (highlight to view spoiler - Konstantin just hurries up and kills Bryn and saves us from any more of her incessant whining! )
4.5 out of 10