Friday, 1 May 2015

Troll Week Day 5: Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking Review+Bookmarks+Wallpapers+Giveaway

Today is the day! Ice Kissed is being released today in all good book stores and online, how excited are you all?
I literally just finished Ice Kissed and it is absolutely amazing. Today, there will be Ice Kissed bookmarks and wallpapers, and I will be posting the ones for the rest of the series that were showcased during the week.

Ice Kissed (Kanin #2)
Behind 300 Pages
Released: 1 May 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia
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At the Other End:
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…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 the 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'll change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.

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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A political and strategic sequel that will leave you guessing at who the bad guys are, and at the same time, hanging for more swoon-worthy moments.

Wow, yep this series is definitely better than the Trylle trilogy for me. It's all action and one couple romance that leaves you weak at the knees. This book wondering the entire time about who the culprit it, and even though I guessed who it was at halfway, it was still enjoyable and I even thought of other people and other circumstances despite knowing who it really was anyway. 

I really enjoyed the ship in this book. Ridley and Bryn finally work everything out, even if it's too late. They didn't really get time together in this book, and I really ended up longing for them to finally be back in each other's presence again. I found that that was really all I could think about half the time, and I didn't mind it to be honest. They are perfect for each other, and it was never insta-love either, they were friends before it all started.

What I didn't really like was all the recapping. It felt too much, and I just felt like yelling, I know this already! It felt like all the dumb stuff was being retold throughout the entire book, to the point where it basically dumbs it all down for you and makes you feel like a child. Maybe it was just me because I only read Frostfire and the Trylle trilogy two books before this one. What do you all think? Am I being too rash?

I cannot believe the ending. It seriously took me out from under and I don't know what to say or do. AND THAT LAST SENTENCE... I cannot compute this. WHYYY can't I have the last book now? There really needs to be a whole heap of things happen in Crystal Kingdom. I cannot wait until August!! (But seriously though, I'm really happy that it's only August and not next year sometime)

Bookmarks for the rest of the series:

Wallpapers for the rest of the series:

A massive thanks to PanMacmillan Australia for providing copies for the giveaway!
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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. I love Switched so Much. I would like the bookmark and Wallpaper of the US edition - _gryffindooor :)

  2. Torn! All US :) -ildacanay :D :P


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