Book review: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Series: Kanin Chronicles #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page length: 321
Published on: 1 January 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Synopsis: Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.
Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who’s determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She’s not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.
But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?
While I enjoyed this book as much as the Trylle series, Frostfire didn’t seemed to have the same appeal to me as the Trylle books. Like most of the YA books out there, Frostfire has a love triangle. I’m okay with love triangles, but I’m sick of seeing it. The plot, I feel, is more original than the Trylle series. It didn’t have the royal realization element.
As for the characters, I think they were quite well-developed. But WHY, WHY, WHY must Konstantin be the brooding bad boy, and Ridley Mr Perfect?! I especially despise these sort of love triangle character. It makes want to roll my eyes every time I see the Cliche Love Triangle Boys (CLTB)