Crystal Kingdom

Title: Crystal Kingdom
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: The Kanin Chronicles, book 3/3
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: August 4th, 2015




Note: This post reviews the third book of The Kanin Chronicles. You may like to read the first two books in the series, Frostfire and Ice Kissed, before reading this review. 

Additional note: Crystal Kingdom, like the book before it, contains a descriptive love scene that I feel is pretty mature in its description and content. Strong language is also used occasionally throughout the book. I say this as a heads up for the actual “young adults” this book is aimed toward. 
Bryn Aven is on the run. Desperate to find more evidence to prove her case, she decides to go back to the beginning and learn the truth. She returns to her people, with valuable information behind the conspiracy.
When the conspirator declares war on the Skojare, the other tribes join Bryn and her friends, ready to make a stand against the true enemy. It is time to go to war against Doldastam – her own city.

In this exciting finish, Hocking wraps up a lot of the conflict between the tribes of the trolls, conflict between Bryn and her people, and even conflict in Bryn’s own heart. These books have earned a place on my shelves. I know I will come back and reread them at some point, experiencing this fantastic world of the trolls all over again.

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Ice Kissed


Title: Ice Kissed
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: The Kanin Chronicles, book 2/3
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: May 5th, 2015

Note: This post reviews the second book of The Kanin Chronicles. You may like to read the first book in the series, Frostfire, before reading this review. 

Additional note: Ice Kissed contains a descriptive love scene that I feel is pretty mature in its content. Just a heads up for the actual “young adults” this book is geared toward.
When Queen Linnea appears to Bryn in a lysa, a projection that allows one troll to enter another troll’s thoughts through a vision, she asks Bryn to come find her. Bryn learns that the queen ran away from her own palace because she felt unsafe. When Bryn returns the queen to Storvatten, she realizes that conspiracy involving the royal family is underway in Storvatten. Just when Bryn uncovers who is behind the conspiracy, she tries to tell King Evert immediately. But before she can, she is apprehended by the last person she thought would get in her way.
 
This action-packed sequel was a good follow-up for Frostfire. Check out the third and final book of this series, Crystal Kingdom.

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Frostfire


Title: Frostfire
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: The Kanin Chronicles, book 1/3
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: January 6th, 2015

Set in modern-day Canada, Frostfire ushers us into the magical world of the Kanin – one of the five breeds of trolls. (Yes, this story is about trolls.) Our story is told by Bryn Aven, a strong-willed, 19-year-old tracker aspiring to become one of the Hogdragen (an elite guard that protects the Kanin kingdom).  Bryn has been sent on a mission to collect the person who is next in line to the Kanin throne, a changeling. While trying to get the changeling, Bryn has a run-in with the last person she ever thought to see – the exiled Konstantin Black.

When the Skojare Queen goes missing, King Evert sends Bryn and Ridley (her attractive boss) to Storvatten to locate the her and investigate the wealth of jewels there. Things in Storvatten seem enshrouded in mystery, and Bryn and Ridley are prevented from investigating the situation too closely. When Konstantin shows up, yet again, it appears that he is more involved than ever. Bryn discovers that he is working for the most wanted man of all the Kanin.

 

This book kept my attention, with an interesting perspective on trolls, a nice amount of love interest, and plenty of action. I would recommend this series to fans of YA Fantasy.

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