by Amanda Hocking
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Kanin Chronicles - Book 3
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 432 pages
Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope.
Bryn Aven-unjustly charged with murder and treason-is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the gorgeous and enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him?
As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers' darkest secrets are coming to light... and now the entire troll world is on the brink of war. Will it tear Bryn from Ridley Dresden, the only guy she's ever loved? And can she join forces with Finn Holms and the Trylle kingdom? Nothing is as it seems, but one thing is certain: an epic battle is underway-and when it's complete, nothing will ever be the same...
Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking
Everything is at risk for Bryn, her life, her world and those she loves. On the run, Bryn has done her best to stay off the radar, but Konstantin has found her, now what? He claims to be on her side, to want to aid in her quest against evil, but isn’t this the very man who did Mina’s bidding? Can she trust him? Mina’s brutal reign must end, but it will take a war, bloody, massive and brutal. How can Bryn convince other kingdoms to join forces, put aside any differences and work together as allies? Settle in and get ready to re-enter Amanda Hocking’s world of magic and mayhem in Crystal Kingdom, take a deep breath, you are going to need it for this wicked fast-paced journey to rescue the masses from the evil machinations of one evil queen.
Amanda Hocking has hit her stride again with Crystal Kingdom as she brings together old characters and new to come to the aid of one brave and determined Bryn. Her heart longs for Ridley, but its duty over love, and with Konstantin by her side, she prepares for a future filled with death, destruction and hopefully rebuilding and re-birth. Will Ridley still want the new woman she has become?
Ms. Hocking fuels her tale with suspense, intrigue and heart-wrenching moments from unexpected places as action takes front stage to romance and the fight for good versus evil rages on. Great writing, incredible characters, scenes that scream, “This is real, you are here,” and dialogue that will in turn give you chills and have you raising the battle cry!
I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for my honest review.