Thursday, 30 April 2015

Troll Week Day 4: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking Review+Bookmarks+Wallpapers+Giveaway

In the anticipation for the release of Ice Kissed,  I will be counting down the week with reviews, wallpapers and bookmarks of each book in the Troll world by Amanda Hocking.

Frostfire (Kanin #1)
Behind 300 Pages
Released: 1 January 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia
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At the Other End:
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?

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota and had never sold a single book before 15 April 2010. She will shortly sell her millionth. Her books have been a self-publishing phenomenon - according to the Observer, Amanda is the most spectacular example of an author striking gold through ebooks. In her own words, Amanda is an Obsessive Tweeter. John Hughes mourner. Unicorn enthusiast. Red Bull addict. Muppets activist. Fraggin Aardvarks guitarist. Author of the USA Today bestselling books the Trylle Trilogy.

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Another addictive novel by Amanda Hocking, letting us see from the other side of the looking glass at the trackers and other Troll communities. Loving this more than the original series.

Seriously, what is with Amanda Hocking and her addictive writing. I literally cannot stop reading, nor do I want to do anything else while I'm reading her books. Get this, I had my laptop all up and running to, hopefully, make some sort of dent on my emails. I compromised and decided to read ONE chapter while it's booting up.... The rest of the book goes by.... Laptop died from just sitting there and I've finished the book from only starting it this morning. Yep, definitely addictive. I can honestly say, that I really do like this series more than the original. it's got a grittier storyline and a kick ass heroine that is dedicated even though she has the biggest disadvantage. Plus, the bonus is that there is NO LOVE TRIANGLE! (yet.... Ok, I'm keeping my hopes up that there isn't... Ok, it sort of is a love triangle! Gahhh)

I really do ship the ship (it's really a small dingy kind of thing, not an actual ship yet). As much as I tried not to ship them, I did and I felt that they had a great connection, they actually knew each other for more than 5 seconds and they had this attraction to each other that was likeable. The reason why I tried not to ship the ship was because he is a ladykiller and is kind-of, maybe-sorta dating someone (even if it might be for a few weeks or something). I really forgot about it as the story was going on, and when they were having these moments, but then she would always find a way into the situation at the worst time. Plus, even though I was trying not to ship, I still did and the romantic tension was through the roof! Hazy eyes and lost moments and romantic Northern Lights just make you want to swoon and want them to kiss. 

Bryn was such a fantastic character. Sure, this is a different story to the original series, but I did find that I liked Bryn more, even though I felt like there was more of a connection with Wendy. Bryn was dedicated, fierce, feisty and wasn't afraid to voice her opinion, even to a King/Queen. It wa good seeing this from a trackers perspective, and I felt like it just connected me to this world so much more. I loved getting to hear about, and even see some of the old characters. I was looking forward to hoping getting to see Wendy and Loki, but who we do get to see just about makes up for it, even though I'm craving a meeting with them. 

The only downside that I had was that the blurb was misleading. It made me think that Konstantin was some sort of ex-boyfriend that she had loved, not some guy that she looked up to and had a silly schoolgirl crush on because he was basically the elite Royal Guard, and all round wonderchild. They only have the prologue together as well, and that's the first time that they actually meet! I seriously love everything except for the blurb. It made me feel like the original series where everyone falls in love with someone after just knowing them for not even a day, and she Bryn felt too good for that. 

This book definitely has more of an intricate plot, and I did suspect a little of what was going on, it didn't take away the shock after finding out about it. There is still a lot that hasn't been revealed, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next book. This one felt like it finished at the end of a chapter in the middle of a book, so I'm definitely craving the next one and finding out what is in store.

This is definitely a series to pick up. I would recommend reading the Trylle trilogy beforehand, but honestly, it kind of isn't absolutely necessary as all their practices and everything is explained in this book, as it is in the original trilogy. Nevertheless, this book demands to be read.

This book was received for review via PanMacmillan Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to read the Trylle/Kanin series yet. However, if I were to judge them by their covers, I would pick Torn from the Trylle Trilogy, and Crystal Kingdom from the Kanin Chronicles. As for the bookmarks and wallpapers, I like the US ones better. :)


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