Frostfire Review

Title: Frostfire
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Kanin Chronicles #1
Publisher: Tor UK
Publication Date: 15 January 2015
Source: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 321
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 17 June 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

Will she give up her dream to follow her heart?

Bryn Aven is determined to gain status amongst the Kanin, the most powerful of the hidden tribes. But as a half-blood, winning respect is a huge challenge. Bryn's almost-human community distrusts people, and those from other tribes are almost as suspect.

She has just one goal to get ahead: to join the elite guard protecting the Kanin royal family. And Bryn's vowed that nothing will stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss, Ridley Dresden.

But her plans are put on hold when fallen hero Konstantin starts acting dangerously. Bryn loved him once, but now he's kidnapping Kanin children - stealing them from hidden placements within human families. She's sent to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am going to be honest, when I requested this book from Pan Macmillan, who kindly sent it my way, I had no idea what this book was about. All I knew was that I loved the Trylle Trilogy and I love Amanda Hocking's stories. And as a small bonus, I have been meaning to pick this up to read and just haven't found the time or there were just other books that grabbed my attention first. 

I wasn't even supposed to pick this book up right now. I am still in the middle of exams and I need to study but this book just kept calling my name. It just kept saying look at me, read me, love me. And who am I to deny such a request? 

Thank you so so so much Pan Macmillan for sending this book my way! I am so grateful for this opportunity! Just a quick thing to note; I have received this book at no costs of my own in exchange for an honest review. With that being said, please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinions. All thoughts are my own. 

Writing Thoughts:

There isn't much, if there is any, differentiation or improvement in Hocking's writing from all the other books that I have read by her. She has kept the same style throughout and I somewhat prefer it. Because it was her writing and her interesting plots that kept me going. 

Plot Thoughts:

I love how even though this world is set in the same one as the Trylle Trilogy it isn't reliant on the story of those books. This book is completely independent and you don't need to read the Trylle Trilogy to understand what is going on in this book. It's fabulous. Onto the actually plot, as always, Amanda Hocking can do no wrong in my book. There was a great start to the book. The prologue, however, isn't really what pulled me into the books. It was the pages that followed that kept me going.  Much like all of Hocking's stories, the book kept to the same pace and slowly increased as tension rose. This book did take a bit longer to kick off and I probably have an endless amount of questions that I would like answers to.

Character Thoughts:

Bryn has already been set up as a independent and hard worker from the beginning of the novel. As the story progresses we see how Hocking slowly starts to bring forward some of her flaws and reinforced strengths. I am interested to see where her character goes and how it contributes to the plot.

Ridley. My little marshmallow, aren't you a cutie pie? As much as I loved him, I really wished that he acted on his emotions a bit. Like I loved the tension in the air when he was in the same room as Bryn but I craved more way more.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I loved being back in the world of the trolls. I absolutely loved it. Hocking has done it again and has met my expectations but it seems like in this book she just barely exceeded them. Whilst she kept her writing style and story arc the same, she has created an angst in me to continue with this series like never before. I am excited to see what happens next.

Thank you once again to Pan Macmillan for sending me this book to review! 

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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