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Review: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking


Bryn is strong, ambitious, and smart. Living in Kanin, where she was subjected to prejudices her entire life, she fought her way up through the ranks to become one of the best Trackers in. Thoughts that this is just another one of those teen novels where a non-human is sent to a human high school are quickly dashed as readers are quickly pulled into a world of ice, secrets, romance, and trolls.

Bryn’s father was attacked and almost killed by an elite member of the royal guard, Konstantin Black. Years later, while on a mission to bring back a changeling, Bryn encounters Konstantin Black again as he is trying to kidnap the changeling. What was he doing there? Is he after the other changelings? Is he really as evil as Bryn first believed?

What I liked about this book:

- Hocking does a really great job at setting up her world. There’s a lot of Canada going on and the frozen-over city has a magical, yet familiar feel to it.
- The romance. It’s forbidden, how could I not love it?
- I enjoyed that Konstantin's motives were unknown
- How Bryn deals with the prejudice around her.
- That she's fierce. Bryn knows her own mind and trusts herself.
- Bryn makes mistakes and owns up to them.

Some readers will already be familiar with Amanda Hocking and this world from her Tryll series. This is a great companion series and you won’t have to wait long for the sequel, Ice Kissed, which comes out May 2015.

If you like strong female characters and fantasy, like in Kristin Cashore's Graceling or Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, chances are you will enjoy getting to know Bryn in Frostfire.

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By Hocking, Amanda
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By Hocking, Amanda