Title: Ice Kissed
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count: 304
My Format: Hardback
Source: Public Library
Same characters as before, only they didn't feel as developed. Hocking comes off as one of those authors that writes in a hurry. She info dumps the characters in the first book, then they don't progress much through the series. I don't feel like Bryn has evolved as a character. She's exactly the same as she was in the first book. Sure, there are a lot of characters that carry the same traits throughout the series, but they learn from their mistakes. They become jaded or hopeful or something. These characters just don't seem to be going anywhere. The only new development with Bryn is that she wants a future with Ridley, but he's the one doing the sacrificing, so really, that doesn't mean much.
Plot: The story felt very mechanical to me. It was predictable.
[spoiler]We knew that Queen Everly and Prince Kennett were shady. We just knew it. No big surprise. Now if the two kings were working together or Linnea and Lisbet, but no, it was the two most questionable people that went dark. Surprise! Not.
Much of the same only with fewer details.
Just not as good as the first, which I sailed through. This one, however, took 22 days. That's pretty pathetic. I just didn't care about the characters. Will I finish the next book? Sure. I've read 2/3 of the series, so I can't just give up now. But will it be memorable? Probably not.