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?
You do not need to read the Trylle trilogy in order to understand what it going on in Hocking’s spin-off series The Kanin Chronicles. I didn’t even finish reading the third Trylle book, and I still understood everything. Hocking does a good job of reiterating what all of these strange terms such as “tracker” and “Markis/Markisina” and all of the different troll tribes there are, just like she had done in the Trylle books. So if that was your fear about reading Frostfire, I hope that I assuaged it. Because there are far worse things. And no matter what, you’re just going to be confused. I was, oh, I was.
But Bryn is a complete bitch. Absolutely horrible. She disregards her friends accomplishments, throws them in the mud and treats them like crap until someone tells her that she’s out of line. If it’s not her or it doesn’t line up with how she views a successful life, you’re way out of line. It’s the Bryn show, and my finger is hovering over the skip button. Her entire outlook of her life is work over work with a side of work and some work sprinkled on top. Love is not an option though she cannot help but have her loins lust for Ridley. Not only is she impulsive, but her actions are unorthodox and make no sense. She is a walking hypocrisy. Who sits in a car with the man who attempted to murder her dad and just has a conversation with him? Bryn does! Because she’s off her rocker. But it’s not just her. Everyone pretty much is. Because if you don’t hate their guts, then you probably are in love with them.
Final Summation: I was going to give this probably a two target rating, but I just really did not like this book. Ridley couldn’t even keep me from demoting this to a one target rating. Frostfire was a mess, and the title does not have any context to the story. Bryn is horrid, obnoxious, and egotistical. There was nothing going for this book, things happened BUT WHY DID THEY HAPPEN? Don’t know? Tune in to book 2! Sorry, Amanda Hocking, I like introductions, but I also like a real book, not just a bull-ton of fluff. The synopsis highlights one section of this entire text and it is barely mentioned ever again. Outcast? A royal guard? Romance with Ridley? Read about it for two pages, hear about it again 200 pages later. It should really say: Bryn has a stick up her butt and priority issues, don’t believe us? Read it. I don’t recommend this. Go to your library if you want to read it, that’s what I did.