2015 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Young Adult

Ice Kissed – Amanda Hocking

Book Cover - Ice Kissed3 stars


Ice Kissed (Amazon)


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.


So after pulling myself through the first book I grab Ice Kissed off of my shelf and jump in, hoping that I will finally get some answers to my questions. Nope.

This book felt so much like the first one for me. Lacking in any really plot or direction, and an annoying female lead character. And I have to admit that the love scene was pretty intense for a YA book. I mean yeah I am an adult so it is no big deal, but I was expecting a glanced over version like most YA books do. I wasn’t expecting that kind of detail, just shocked me.

Konstantin was the one character that I was most excited to read about since he plays such an important part of the story. He knows everything that is going on, and who is behind it all. He just won’t tell Bryn. But alas, he was hardly in this book.

Basically this book followed Bryn as she went from place to place. Looking for answers but not getting any.

This book was a slightly easier read than the first one. I feel like this book could have been condensed into less than half and split between the first and last book. It just had a filler book quality to it. I don’t know. Maybe I am judging this book to harshly but I am finding it really hard to find specific things that I liked about this book.


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