Thursday, September 3, 2015

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

  • ISBN-10: 1250049822
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250049827
  • The Kanin Chronicles Book 1

From the Publisher:

Hidden deep in the heart of a snow-covered wilderness lies the secret kingdom of the Kanin--a magical realm as beautiful as it is treacherous…

Bryn Aven has never fit into Kanin society. Her blond hair and blue eyes set her apart as an outsider--a half-blood unable to hold a respectable rank. But she's determined to prove herself as a loyal protector of the kingdom she loves.

Her dream is to become a member of the King's elite guard, and she's not going to let anything stand in her way…not even her growing feelings for her boss, Ridley Dresden. A relationship between them is strictly forbidden, but Bryn can't fight her attraction to him. And she's beginning to think he feels it too.

Meanwhile, there's an attack on the kingdom--one that will test Bryn's strength like never before. Finally, she has the chance to confront Konstantin Black, the traitor who tried to kill her father years ago. It's up to Bryn to put a stop to him before he strikes again.

But is she willing to risk everything to protect a kingdom that doesn't accept her for who she really is?

And when her mission brings her closer to Ridley, will she be able to deny her heart?

The first thing I noticed about Frostfire by Amanda Hocking was the absolutely captivating and breathtaking book cover! 

As I came across the book when it happened to be 100 degrees pre-summer weather, I just stood there staring at it. I wished to be there with all that snow and cold weather! 

Once I realized that wasn’t going to happen, I went on to see the gorgeous detail the illustrator included in this cover art.  It wasn’t until I finished the book that I realized how much symbolism from the story was actually included in the cover. 

I am pleased to report that Frostfire  was even better than it's book cover and that is saying a lot as that cover is gorgeous! Although the story was slower to start out than in the Trylle series, it did pick up fairly quickly and kept me on my toes the whole time I read it. 

I have my opinions as to who is really the bad guy but I'll keep those to myself and won't spoil the story for you. (Or save myself some embarrassment if I am absolutely off the mark!)

I highly recommend Frostfire and give it 5 stars. 

I can't wait to read the next two books! 

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