Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
Ice Kissed follows on from the events of Frostfire, where Bryn Avan, a Kanin tracker, is tasked with finding the missing Skojare queen and discovering the truth behind the threats toward Skojare. Bryn is half Kanin and half Skojare and is therefore assigned to help protect them.
The conspiracy and intrigue that begun in Frostfire only gets more complex, and Bryn begins to doubt her life a lot more. Everything from her dream to become a member of the Hogdragen, to her relationship status, to her confidence in the royals is shaken. Nothing is as it seems, and Hocking weaves in layers and layers of suspicion, until both Bryn and the reader are no longer sure about who are the culprits behind the strange events, and what they intend.
While this makes for a great mystery, Ice Kissed does feel a little overstuffed at times, and with so much going on it can be hard to keep up. But Bryn is so easy to connect to as a character (even though her stubbornness in refusing to have a normal relationship is frustrating), and her confusion and drive to discover what is going on is catching.
Ice Kissed ends on a cliff-hanger, and I am really hoping that book 3 (The Crystal Kingdom, due out in August this year) will tie up all the loose ends (and there are a lot of them) and get to the bottom of it all.
REVIEWER: JJ McConnachie
TITLE: Ice Kissed
AUTHOR(S): Amanda Hocking