Thursday, February 19, 2015

Swoon Thursday #127 ~ Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1) by Amanda Hocking

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Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Kanin Chronicles #1)
Amanda Hocking 

First - The Blurb:

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?

Second - The Swoon:

"How would you know that if you never tried?" I asked, and then I was too nervous to even breathe, terrified of what might happen next.

For a second he only stared at me, and I wished I'd never said anything. I wished I'd left my parents' house five minutes sooner so I wouldn't even have seen him at all tonight, and I wouldn't be playing this stupid game where I pretend that we like each other or that we could ever be together. Because I know we can't, and he knows we can't, so it's better if he just walks away. If he just turns around and leaves me here alone, but my heart is thudding painfully in my chest, begging him to kiss me.

And just when I'm certain he won't, and I'm about to turn and hurry away in shame, he's there. His lips are cold, pressing hungrily against mine. His fingers knotting in my hair, pulling me to him. His stubble scrapes against my lips and cheeks, but I don't mind. I like it. I love everything about him that feels so real, touching me, holding me.

Bryn and Ridley dance around this moment for so long that I began to wonder if it would ever happen. Three quarters through the book and it finally did. Yay!

I had plans to wait with this series until all three books were released. Unfortunately though, I'm not always a very patient person, and after eyeing it sitting on my shelf for several weeks, I couldn't resist it any longer.

Was it worth the read? For me, most definitely. I really enjoyed the original Trylle Trilogy by Amanda, and this one is shaping up to be equally as good. I must warn though, that it does end on a unfinished note, and if you aren't into cliffhangers, it might be best to wait until all three books are available.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below.


  1. I really do like the swoon... you can see the tension between them there!
    Glad you enjoyed it, have fun waiting!! *wink*

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I have not read a single book from her yet. I have all of them on my TBR pile, even have Wake on my bookshelf. Just haven't gotten to it. Glad you like it though.

    My Swoon

  3. That was a sweet swoon! I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I'm trying to do the same thing. If I finally get caught up with my reading I will be plowing through books. Anyway I loved this swoon and I'm really glad you liked this one since we have very similar tastes in books. Thank you for the awesome!

  5. I'm really looking forward to reading this book! I have it on audiobook and it's in my TBR pile, it's just in a long line :) I loved the Trylle series so I'm hoping this spinoff is just as good :)

  6. Okay Marilyn, Hocking is one of those authors I've had on my ereader for eons...but haven't read yet. Hmm, guess I should get to her, huh? Frostfire sounds really good! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)