Title: Between Frost and Fury (The Xenith Trilogy #2)
Author: Chani Lynn Feener
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Date Published: July 24th, 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Goodreads Rating: 4.48
Delaney might have done her job a little TOO well…and now her life has once again been turned upside down by aliens, this time by a deadly (and devastatingly handsome) alien prince in this explosive second installment of Chani Lynn Feener’s The Xenith Trilogy.
Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hot new alien boyfriend Ruckus, the deadly and devastatingly handsome prince Trystan has dragged her right back to his planet.
While some girls may dream of winning a prince’s heart, Delaney just wishes this one would leave her alone. Instead, she finds herself at the center of both a tense political battle between two alien kingdoms and Trystan’s romantic attentions, both of which are absolutely ruining the life she’s built on Earth. Not to mention the fact that she’s about to be crowned queen of a planet she’s barely even visited. Just another day in the life of an ordinary human girl.
Readers won’t want to miss Between Frost and Fury, the compelling, fast-paced sequel to Chani Lynn Feener’s Amid Stars and Darkness.
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Welcome to my stop of the Between Frost and Fury Blog Tour!!!
Disclaimer: I’ve received the copy of the book from the host of this tour. All materials (pictures, banners, links, author’s bio, etc) used in this post are not mine unless stated. With that my review wasn’t influenced in any way.
If you want to check my review of the first book, Amid Stars and Darkness, check it out here.
Let’s get started!
First thoughts about this book, I finally get to chance to read my ship’s story!!!! I seriously ship Trystan and Delaney more than Ruckus and Delaney. And I am so happy that the two of them got a book!! My heart is happy.
Anyway, let’s start talking about the story now.
This book felt like the first book but with Trystan and Delaney being the main characters instead of Ruckus. It kind of felt like this was what would happen if it was Trystan who kidnapped Delaney first. Though I’m glad that Trystan and Delaney got their own story; that Trystan’s feelings wasn’t ignored in any way.
I liked the first book but I love the second book even more because it showed sides of both Trystan and Delaney that wasn’t there in the first book. Right from the start, I am Team Trystan. I don’t know why but I feel no feels towards Ruckus and Delaney. I feel like Ruckus is plain. And Trystan being scary is kind of new to me from those usual men in YA books.
Honestly speaking, this book was a bit of a struggle for me because it has a lot more politics than the first book. And if you know me, you know I stay away from books with lots of politics if I can help it. But that’s what this book is about. It’s about finally doing the plans that was presented on the first book. Though I didn’t struggle with the politics of this book, I wasn’t completely enjoying it either.
I enjoyed Trystan and Delaney’s banters though, a lot. It’s one of the highlights of the books. It’s also one of the parts that saved me from skimming the book and not internalizing the politics parts. (Dang. I really don’t like politics.)
There’s not much happened in this book though. No scheming, no betrayals, and no action except on the last part, which is to be expected, unlike the first book. I think that’s only the downside of this book. There was only one person who planned something behind their backs and if I’m being honest was to be expected too.
All throughout the book, I only enjoyed, like really love the part, the ending. Realistically, the near-ending wasn’t supposed to be enjoyed. But can you blame me when it was the only part of the book that is as close to intimacy as I could get between Trystan and Delaney? (Except for that one particular thing that happened during their Unveiling of gifts. *wink) Trystan’s last line was what got my hopes up! Delaney’s reaction to what happened to Trystan at the end is what gives this book an added whole dragon (star) rate from its original 3 dragons rate. 😀
I have a lot to look forward to on the third book of this trilogy! I wonder if Delaney would pull an America Singer. I don’t know if I’d love it if that would happen or not. But I seriously feel it. And deep inside I want Delaney to end up with Trystan. Mehehe!
To wrap this up, the book was great. I enjoyed it because it was a different angle than the first book. It made me want to want to read the third book as soon as possible. I totally recommend this, bessies! Perfect for readers who want alien themed, romance, politics type of book!
Price: Print copy of Between Frost and Fury
How about you bessies? Have you read this trilogy? Which team are you? Team Trystan? Team Ruckus? What are your thoughts? Let’s talk in the comments!
Thanks for reading up to here bessies! Love you all!
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