Book Review: Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

Ice Kissed
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Pages: 304
Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles, #2) 
Could a secret destroy a kingdom?
Bryn Aven refuses to abandon her dream if serving her king as part of his elite guard. It's a dream that takes her to a whole new realm- the glittering palace of the Skojare tribe.
The Skojare are threatened by a hidden enemy, who also targeted her own Kanin community. So in a spirit of cooperation, Bryn is assigned to help protect them. being half Skojare herself, she also hopes to discover her lost heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing the mission- but as their attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level.
Then as Bryn learns more about the Skojare, she stumbles upon a web of conspiracy. And the dark truths she uncovers will change her and both kingdoms forever, threatening everyone she loves.

My Review
Thoughts on the book: So many emotions are running through me when writing this review. I simply don't know why an author would put their readers through this kind of emotional torture. Ok, ok I'm calm now. Ice Kissed basically takes off not long after where Frostfire has finished. 
While Frostfire mainly focused on the Kanin people and told us a lot about their world, Frostfire delves more into the Skojare tribe and also seems to be a bit more fast paced than book 1. We have the queen of the Skojare tribe missing, presumed dead, but when she is found a murder attempt is made on her husband. But when Kasper (Tilda's fiancee) and Bryn step in to try and find out who is trying to kill members of the royal family the Skojare guards aren't very forthcoming with information, if anything are hindering the investigation more than helping. But once we actually find out who the person is behind the attempts be prepared for a shock (although some of you may already have your suspicions). Besides all this happening; Doldastam is preparing for war,  there is a wedding, and unfortunately a death of a much loved character (well they were to me), a murder of a traitor (which you might not see coming), an exile,  everything and more you could possibly want in a novel all wrapped up in this fabulous second book.
Of course no great novel in a trilogy/series is complete without a serious cliffhanger and this one has the mother of all cliffhangers. i just hope that book 3 jumps straight back into the story and doesn't start a week or even a day later.
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Rating: 5/5