Kanin Chronicles is a spinoff of Amanda's Trylle series which was very entertaining and I highly recommend. First off, if you are looking for this series to be similar, then don’t. They are different. Bryn is so different from Wendy in the Trylle series.
Ms. Hocking did a great job of creating a different view of the world as having someone born into it, not being a newcomer to it. The main character, Bryn, is spunky and smart and so independent and had to fight to get to where she is now. But everyone always needs someone to look after them, enter Ridley. There will be a relationship there I am sure. Ms. Hocking has done a great job creating a world of trolls and how they work as a society. I would suggest this for teens 14 and up.
Book 1- Frostfire
Book 2- Ice Kissed (May 5, 2015)
Book 3- Crystal Kingdom ( August 4, 2015)
Hidden deep in the heart of a snow-covered wilderness lies the secret kingdom of the Kanin—a magical realm as beautiful as it is treacherous…Bryn Aven has never fit into Kanin society. Her blond hair and blue eyes set her apart as an outsider—a half-blood unable to hold a respectable rank. But she’s determined to prove herself as a loyal protector of the kingdom she loves. Her dream is to become a member of the King’s elite guard, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way…not even her growing feelings for her boss, Ridley Dresden. A relationship between them is strictly forbidden, but Bryn can’t fight her attraction to him. And she’s beginning to think he feels it too. Meanwhile, there’s an attack on the kingdom—one that will test Bryn’s strength like never before. Finally, she has the chance to confront Konstantin Black, the traitor who tried to kill her father years ago. It’s up to Bryn to put a stop to him before he strikes again. But is she willing to risk everything to protect a kingdom that doesn’t accept her for who she really is? And when her mission brings her closer to Ridley, will she be able to deny her heart?
Age Range: 12 - 18 years / Grade Level: 7 and up