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Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hotnew 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 ten Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hotnew 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 life of an ordinary human girl.


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Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hotnew 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 ten Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hotnew 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 life of an ordinary human girl.

30 review for Between Frost and Fury

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)

    Overall feels Man, this book. Good luck thinking about ANYTHING ELSE for at least a week after finishing it. Warning: my review doesn’t state explicit spoilers, but you could definitely infer some spoiler-ish elements. You can find my review for the first book in the series here and my review for this book (some added gifs and ratings!) here →  After reading Amid Stars and Darkness, I was hard-core jonesing for the sequel. Like, jumping up and down in my room trying to get rid of some pent-up ene Overall feels Man, this book. Good luck thinking about ANYTHING ELSE for at least a week after finishing it. Warning: my review doesn’t state explicit spoilers, but you could definitely infer some spoiler-ish elements. You can find my review for the first book in the series here and my review for this book (some added gifs and ratings!) here →  After reading Amid Stars and Darkness, I was hard-core jonesing for the sequel. Like, jumping up and down in my room trying to get rid of some pent-up energy jonesing. And babbling to people around me about a frustration over fictional people that they just did not get. So by the time I finally got my hands on this book, I was drunk on happiness. After so much anticipation, and how high my expectations became for the sequel, you’d think the sequel couldn’t possibly be able to live up to what I wanted from it. But it did! It fricken’ delivered and did not disappoint. (Sorry, Miss Chani, for putting all of my readerly expectations on you. And thank you for giving me everything I wanted anyway.) This is not a relaxing read. If you want to find the energy to train for a marathon, then read this. This is something to read if you want to feel alive and frustrated and overwhelmed, which for me came primarily from wanting the EXACT OPPOSITE of what our protagonist Delaney wants. It’s a decadent, angsty masterpiece that doles out delicious gratification inch by inch. Perhaps I’m masochistic, but that’s exactly what I look for in a romance novel. I hate when they give me exactly what I want without making the characters work for it. Insta-love makes zero sense to me.  Premise in rambles In the end of space drama part one, Delaney finally gets to go home to earth with a hunky new boyfriend. And at the end of part one, she is kidnapped to go back to dramaville by another hunky, though possessive, prince-of-enemy-territory. All she wants is her normal life as a human girl back. Which is EXACTLY what I DID NOT want. Delaney is like Alice in Wonderland—continually trying to get home, while there’s a far more interesting path open for her to explore. Possessive hunk-prince Trystan takes Delaney back to the planet she ran from to fulfill her role as the Vakar lissa (princess) because the real lissa Olena is a monster, and if she takes over, then Trystan will be stuck with her along with a whole planet of people who hate her. Also, if Trystan marries Olena, then there’s no one to protect Earth. Trystan would have no reason to stop his father from conquering Earth. Delaney is in the odd position of being able to protect Vakar and Earth because she’s technically representative of both, and Trystan is honor-bound to protect the home(s) of his spouse. An oddly satisfying angst The whole time, Delaney just wants to go home and return to the mundane. I’m continually at odds with what Delaney wants, which is an unending frustration for me as a reader. She wants to go home; I want her to be a Vakar ruler. She wants Ruckus; I want Trystan. She wants everything to go back to normal. I want her to dive further into the rabbit hole. I hard-core judge Delaney for her decisions. Disney has conditioned me to believe that everyone wants to be a princess, so I just don't get her choices. It’s weird, continually hoping the protagonist never gets what she wants. She’s being offered (or rather coerced into taking) a two kingdoms and a hunky prince—oh, and sweet, priceless tri-world peace—and she would still choose the brown paper bag over the silver platter. I couldn’t disagree with her more, which resulted in a lot of yelling at the pages of this book. A debate on selflessness Delaney There’s so much focus on how Delaney is not like Olena, but what they have in common is that they both make selfish choices. There’s a clear void that needs to be filled with someone that cares about the welfare of the people from Vakar and Earth, but Delaney would rather shrug off these problems as someone else’s responsibility. And technically they are, but the alternative is letting the universe go to war and she still won’t take charge. Yes, her selfish wants are a way of humanizing her and making us relate to her, but by the end, we still want her to be our heroine — to step up to the plate and be more than average, to fill the absent role and protect not just those she cares about but two whole planets of people who need an advocate. Delaney doesn’t walk all over people the way Olena does, but that just means Delaney isn’t human garbage. She needs more to set her apart. She needs to work her way up to being our heroine and not our reluctant pouty princess. Trystan Her defiance and strength help us to root for her, but Trystan ultimately wins in the hero department. His one selfish choice is Delaney, so he does make the questionable decision of kidnapping her. But Delaney’s selfish choice is also herself. The difference is that Trystan’s selfish choice means the freedom of three worlds whereas Delaney’s means freedom for one. But even his decision is understandable once you get where he’s coming from (or maybe I'm just rooting for him so much that I'll overlook his flaws). He’s got feelings he doesn’t quite understand, so that makes him rash, but he also knows that Olena ruling over anyone isn’t a good thing. He’s trying to be responsible and broker peace, and attempting a solution that works out for the greatest number. His character is incredibly well-rounded and multi-dimensional, a bit questionable but also honorable, and it makes him more compelling than Delaney. I understand how making kidnapping seem like the right decision can be a trigger point for some, but Trystan isn’t a perfect character. If this is a dealbreaker for you, then that’s understandable, but this is the second kidnapping episode so far in the series, so if you had a problem with it the first time, then you’re probably not considering reading the second.  Who to choose Just a side-debate on the love interests. I'm not a fan of Ruckus. It's clear from the last book that he'll put his orders before Delaney, and I'm not getting the vibe that he believes there's any potential in Delaney as a leader. His feelings for her are legitimate, and sure he's a "good guy," but when compared with Trystan, Ruckus fosters Delaney's mediocrity. With Trystan, she's on a path that gives her more purpose. Personally, I think that's just a better storyline. So yes, my Trystan love comes from a place of indulgence, but I also love the potential for a bigger story. But also, Trystan is just yummy. Verdict The majority of the book is a huge frustration when it comes to the protagonist. The whole time I’m yelling at her, telling her to accept her call to adventure, but she’s like, nah, I want to go home and BE VANILLA. We do get some payoff in the hero development department, but it takes FOREVER. You won’t be disappointed by the ending. The ending to the first book gave me jitters waiting for the continuation of the story, and completely unsatisfied with the enormity of it’s cliffhangery. The ending of this one left me looking forward to the next but still satisfied (though not completely) at the transition we’ve reached. It’s definitely not the end for these characters, and it ramps you up for the last book. 

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Here is the deal: I liked this one. I really did. There is some solid - albeit occasionally predictable - political intrigue going on. Also, great world building. I really like Delaney. And, as previously established, I even like Trystan (in comparison with Ruckus.) I actually continued to like Trystan in this book. The author fleshes him out and even throws in some much needed POVs from him. The problem is....*drum roll please* It all feeds the love triangle. Honestly, YA authors, can we just cal Here is the deal: I liked this one. I really did. There is some solid - albeit occasionally predictable - political intrigue going on. Also, great world building. I really like Delaney. And, as previously established, I even like Trystan (in comparison with Ruckus.) I actually continued to like Trystan in this book. The author fleshes him out and even throws in some much needed POVs from him. The problem is....*drum roll please* It all feeds the love triangle. Honestly, YA authors, can we just call it quits on the love triangle for a little bit? Please? Because I would actually really like the relationship that developed in this book, except for the whole Ruckus thing. And honestly, can it even be considered a love triangle when Ruckus still has no personality? It is like the author caught the vision for this romance between an earth girl and a murderous alien prince and then threw in another love interest for tension, but forgot to give the other love interest any character traits while she was at it. I really did enjoy this one. I'd read the third book (if I remember the first two well enough when it comes out.) It has more than a bit of a Hunger Games feel. (view spoiler)[ I vowed to give this book 5 stars if the author actually killed off Trystan. Alas for dashed hopes. I mean, I like him, but I like the guts it would take to kill him more. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hannah L (Reviewer)

    The second instalment in the Xenith trilogy, Between Frost and Fury continues the thrilling and romantic tale of Delaney being kidnapped by aliens to be alien royalty. I swear this isn't trash, its a true blast to read. Amid Stars and Darkness and Between Frost and Fury are like junk food, you know they are not good for you but you just can't stop eating! It tastes so good! Delaney has once again been abducted by aliens, but this time it was on purpose. Trystan is obsessed with the sassy human The second instalment in the Xenith trilogy, Between Frost and Fury continues the thrilling and romantic tale of Delaney being kidnapped by aliens to be alien royalty. I swear this isn't trash, its a true blast to read. Amid Stars and Darkness and Between Frost and Fury are like junk food, you know they are not good for you but you just can't stop eating! It tastes so good! Delaney has once again been abducted by aliens, but this time it was on purpose. Trystan is obsessed with the sassy human woman that decided him for so long and captured his heart, and decided to simply take her back home. This, to the absolute horror of Ruckus, who also loves Delaney. As Delaney plots her escape, Trystan plots their future and Ruckus plots to save Delaney. Who will succeed? You'll have to read to find out! Addicting and just plain fun to read, Between Frost and Fury was just plain fun to read. It kept me on my toes and fully engaged. I love both Ruckus and Trystan, and I have no idea who I want to win Delaney's heart in the end! The characters in this series are so distinct and fun that I couldn't put the book down. I finished in one solid sitting, I loved it immensely, so clearly I recommend this book and this series. I give Between Frost and Fury the honest and excited rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!! Want more of me? Go to: http://thenotsopubliclibrary.blogspot.ca

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHH I NEED BOOK THREE!!!! TEAM TRYSTAN FOR THE WIN!!!!!! I've been team Trystan since book ONE I LOOOOOOOOOVE his character!!! and honestly he is the ONLY reason I kept going with this series. The first book just really wasn't my thing but I was sucked in and couldn't put the book down all because of HIS character. I felt that this book was WAAAAY better than book 1 and I can't wait for book 3!!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lauren the Book Slayer

    *4.5 * I just couldn’t get enough. I had a hard time putting Between Frost and Fury down. I just wanted more, more, more, and the only reason I didn’t finish it in one sitting, was because it was 12:30am, and my eyes started to burn. When I woke up at 8:00am, I snatched it off of my nightstand, and refused to get out of bed until it was finished. Guys, this series is THAT addicting. More than meets the eye. In my review for Amid Stars and Darkness, I said that I was intrigued by Trystan’s characte *4.5 * I just couldn’t get enough. I had a hard time putting Between Frost and Fury down. I just wanted more, more, more, and the only reason I didn’t finish it in one sitting, was because it was 12:30am, and my eyes started to burn. When I woke up at 8:00am, I snatched it off of my nightstand, and refused to get out of bed until it was finished. Guys, this series is THAT addicting. More than meets the eye. In my review for Amid Stars and Darkness, I said that I was intrigued by Trystan’s character. Now after finishing Between Frost and Fury, I’m completely obsessed. Delaney tries so hard to hate Trystan, but slowly, and at first unwillingly, she sees that he’s not all bad. Trystan’s a tough egg to crack, and when he finally starts to, Delaney acknowledges that there’s some justifiable reasons as to why he became so cold. Trystan starts a journey to redemption in Between Frost and Fury, and I can’t wait to see more of it in book three. Sorry Ruckus, it’s not you, it’s me. I was a total #relaney fan in book one. I thought that Delaney and Ruckus were cute together and had great chemistry. Now after reading Between Frost and Fury, and I feel so bad saying this, I’ve decided to ditch #relaney at the train station so I can jump on the #drystan train. Delaney and Trystan spent a lot of time together in this book, and because of it, I felt like Relaney built a deeper, more passionate connection with Trystan than she ever did with Ruckus. Great character growth. #Drystan aside, I’m glad that Delaney spent some time apart from Ruckus in Between Frost and Fury. She relied on him a lot in Amid Stars and Darkness, and by being on her own more, she got stronger, wiser, and more independent. Sometimes I love being wrong. When I first read the description for Between Frost and Fury, and it said that Delaney was being brought back to Xenith to be queen, I thought it was pretty obvious why and how. My assumptions were slightly right, but mostly wrong. I loved the surprise/twist! If you like hot aliens, romantic tension, and clever, cheeky, strong heroines – you’ll love The Xenith series! I dare you to go get book one asap so you can fully understand why I can’t get enough of this series. (This ARC was provided by the publisher for review.)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction / Romance *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Between Frost and Fury, by author Chani Lynn Feener, is the second installment in the authors The Xenith Trilogy. It is pretty much imperative that you read the first installment, Amid Stars and Darkness, in order to understand the characters, and the world that our protagonist Delaney, has been dragged into and can't seem to escape. For the second time in her life, and after only a month of being home from *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction / Romance *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Between Frost and Fury, by author Chani Lynn Feener, is the second installment in the authors The Xenith Trilogy. It is pretty much imperative that you read the first installment, Amid Stars and Darkness, in order to understand the characters, and the world that our protagonist Delaney, has been dragged into and can't seem to escape. For the second time in her life, and after only a month of being home from her previous excursion off planet, Delaney has been kidnapped, and taken away from Earth *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/201...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions Between Frost and Fury is a sequel to Amid Stars and Darkness. I liked this sequel, but at the same time I was a bit disappointed with it. The whole book was mostly focused on the romance drama and less on the other aspects of the story. I knew this book was going to be about Trystan so I was very eager to read it but I didn't expected that  Ruckus is going to be sidelined in it and I'm not happy with that part. Althou Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions Between Frost and Fury is a sequel to Amid Stars and Darkness. I liked this sequel, but at the same time I was a bit disappointed with it. The whole book was mostly focused on the romance drama and less on the other aspects of the story. I knew this book was going to be about Trystan so I was very eager to read it but I didn't expected that  Ruckus is going to be sidelined in it and I'm not happy with that part. Although I enjoyed the relationship between Trystan and Delaney, It was a bummer that there's not much action. I really expected more from this book besides the love triangle. I don't hate love triangles if they're done well and this one was predictable yet interesting. I hope the next book is focused a bit more on the story. The book starts off from where it was left off in the first book. After only a month back on Earth, Delaney gets abducted by Prince Trystan. She's once again gets dragged back to Xenith to fulfill the vows she had made with Trystan when she was being impersonated as Princess Lissa. Now she was held against her will by Tristan who wants to attain peace between Vakar and Kint by marrying her. They both want to avoid the bloodshed and war, but Delaney don't want to become a Queen to an alien Planet that she barely knows and leave her dreams on her home planet. She gets stuck in a political battle between two alien Kingdoms, and had to deal with unwanted romantic attentions from her dark alluring captor who turns out to be much different than she had expected. Delaney needs to make an escape plan before her fate gets sealed forever with Trystan.  I've mixed feelings about Trystan. I hate him but at the same time I love him so much. His character was fleshed out well in this book. He was introduced as a dark and brooding prince in the first book, but we finally get to see the real side of him in this sequel. It's pretty easy to guess that he developed some feelings for Delaney. I was irked by his hot and cold personality towards Delaney. Sometimes he acted like a jerk to her, but he does care for her and tries very hard to win her over. As for Delaney's alien boyfriend Ruckus, he didn't have much part in this book which really disappointed me. I'm actually rooting for Ruckus, but after finishing this book I don't know to whom to root for. Ruckus and Trystan both make strong love interests, but I didn't liked how they're so loyal to their kingdoms. Delaney was pretty enjoyable in this book. I'm glad that she wasn't easily charmed by Trystan's attentions because she loves Ruckus and I don't want her to be an unfaithful girlfriend. At the end, her feelings began to waver a little bit and I don't blame her either, but I hope she makes the right choice in the end.   The plot was engaging filled with royal politics, romance, drama, and adventure. It was a fast paced read. I wish there was a bit more action. This book mostly centered around Delnaey and Trystan, and it would've been great if we also got Ruckus side of the story and how he was planning to rescue Delaney. I think Chani deliberately sidelined Ruckus so Trystan can get the major attention and she didn't failed. Now I'm a bit afraid for my ship because Trystan brings a great challenge to Ruckus and i can't wait to see who'll win at the end. I liked the writing. The book was told in Delaney and Trystan's POV's. I quite enjoyed reading Trystan's POV and loved getting to know more about him and his insecurities. The world building was good. In the first book, we're introduced to Vakar people and their culture, but the second book is all about Kints and their advanced technology.  Overall, I enjoyed this sequel, but it's not my favorite. The book concluded with a minor cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what happens next. 

  8. 3 out of 5

    lois

    i'm winning but at what cost

  9. 3 out of 5

    Nancy (The Avid Reader)

    In the first book Amid Stars and Darkness Delaney was kidnapped by this hot alien Ruckus and taken to another planet to impersonate the Lissa when she ran away. They needed Delaney to impersonate the Lissa to stop a war between two planets. And now in Between Frost and Fury Delaney has been kidnapped again but this time by the handsome Zane Trystan but for another reason all together. Trystan has become enchanted by Delaney and wants her to be his queen. Delaney now has to persuade the people on In the first book Amid Stars and Darkness Delaney was kidnapped by this hot alien Ruckus and taken to another planet to impersonate the Lissa when she ran away. They needed Delaney to impersonate the Lissa to stop a war between two planets. And now in Between Frost and Fury Delaney has been kidnapped again but this time by the handsome Zane Trystan but for another reason all together. Trystan has become enchanted by Delaney and wants her to be his queen. Delaney now has to persuade the people on Trystan’s planet to accept her as their queen. But there is one person that is dead set against a human becoming the queen. Well actually I think there is probably more than one person that doesn’t want to see Delaney become the queen, Delaney being at the top of that list. For now Delaney has to play by his rules and bide her time until she can find a way out of this mess and a way back home to Earth to be with her boyfriend Ruckus and the life that she had started to build with Ruckus there after being rescued the first time. Between Frost and Fury will have you zooming through the pages rooting for Delaney and hoping she will find her way back to Ruckus. But now after getting to know Trystan a little better you want to root for him as well. But the real question is who will Delaney chose after getting to know Trystan more? Her choice is all that matters. Will she be given a choice in the matter? I loved the world that the author has created for the Xenith’s and the aliens and being able to visit another planet and riding on a spaceship. When reading Between Frost and Fury it made you feel as if you were there riding on that spaceship and running up and down the halls with Trystan and Delaney as if you were training with them. I loved all the things that Delaney would say and Trystan not understanding what she meant. It reminded me of that movie Starman staring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. I can’t wait to read the next book. I would highly recommend Between Frost and Fury to all fans of aliens, science fiction, spaceships and life on other planets with hot alien men.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Marissa Spurgeon - HappyWhenSheReads

    *screaming from the rooftops* I LOVED THIS BOOK, LOVEDDDDD!! I've made it no secret that I absolutely adore Trystan, I loved him from the moment he prowls down the hallway toward Delaney in book 1 and this book delivers the Trystan I was hoping for. He's intelligent (from the ending of book 1 we all know he figured out the real Olena was not the Olena he took a bullet for), he's still an ass but he's also vulnerable ... just, can I have him? Honestly, if Delaney won't scoop him up, then I will. "I *screaming from the rooftops* I LOVED THIS BOOK, LOVEDDDDD!! I've made it no secret that I absolutely adore Trystan, I loved him from the moment he prowls down the hallway toward Delaney in book 1 and this book delivers the Trystan I was hoping for. He's intelligent (from the ending of book 1 we all know he figured out the real Olena was not the Olena he took a bullet for), he's still an ass but he's also vulnerable ... just, can I have him? Honestly, if Delaney won't scoop him up, then I will. "I took who I meant to take" So the book begins exactly where the first book ended, and I don't want to spoil anything because I was literally shaking as I read the opening scene. I was living for those moments! *sighs happily* When the arc arrived in the mail, I sat in my car by the mailbox reading my little heart out. My husband and I had recently bought a house and I was suppose to be heading over there to help paint .. I was almost two hours late with a crick in my neck but didn't care, the book completely sucked me in! "He gave her that half smirk, the one that reminded her of a snake trying to beguile a mouse." I loved that the book has multiple pov's. Ruckus has a few and so does Trystan - you finally get to see a glimpse into his heart and mind and it really sheds some light on his complicated character. I lived for the moments in ASAD when Delaney would describe the food, drinks, flora, even the landscape! She's on another planet and you can't overlook it. Some sci-fi book seem like they could be in the middle of Ohio for all the details you get, but this one delivers the perfect amount without being overwhelming. "You're clever. We'll be fine" The book is well written with an excellent cast of characters and several defined character arcs of growth. Also, at no time did it feel like a filler book for a trilogy, it can stand on its own just fine. I won't say anything else because I'd hate to reveal anything. So just READ IT! Read the series, read the book. I promise it's amazing!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kayleigh Brindley

    A more in-depth review of this book will be live on my blog on July 16th as part of the Between Frost and Fury Blog Tour: My Endless Shelf This book blew me away! I've been waiting for this book ever since I read and loved the first one and I was so excited when I finally got my hands on an ARC from the lovely team at Swoon Reads. The pacing, character development, world building, politics, tension, chemistry, conflict, drama - I love it all! The character POV's are perfect and I love the new ins A more in-depth review of this book will be live on my blog on July 16th as part of the Between Frost and Fury Blog Tour: My Endless Shelf This book blew me away! I've been waiting for this book ever since I read and loved the first one and I was so excited when I finally got my hands on an ARC from the lovely team at Swoon Reads. The pacing, character development, world building, politics, tension, chemistry, conflict, drama - I love it all! The character POV's are perfect and I love the new insight into the characters from book 1. Be prepared for another cliffhanger ending - It was so good, and I can't wait for book 3!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sydney Moy

    absolutely getting this book.

  13. 3 out of 5

    Abby

    AHHHHHHHHHH! 5 STARS!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM DISTRAUGHT! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING! This book is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I am literally dying. I was talking to my sister vaguely about this book because she wants to read it still, and my voice got higher when I got to parts that I am upset about and need the last book for! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! OK... I probably should try to conceal my pain but I am seriously suffering and need the next book. Like now. Chani Lynn F AHHHHHHHHHH! 5 STARS!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM DISTRAUGHT! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING! This book is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I am literally dying. I was talking to my sister vaguely about this book because she wants to read it still, and my voice got higher when I got to parts that I am upset about and need the last book for! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! OK... I probably should try to conceal my pain but I am seriously suffering and need the next book. Like now. Chani Lynn Feener, can you please hurry? I need to know what happens. I'm dying! I totally like Trystan WAY more than Ruckus. (Who's Ruckus?) Ruckus was hardly in this one, which was amazing - especially since I am TOTALLY on Team Trystan! (view spoiler)[Why I am on Team Trystan: 1) He is deep. Like there-is-totally-more-to-this-guy-than-what-meets-the-eye-and-than-Ruckus deep. There is just so much happening in his mind, his life, his stares, his brain, his relationships. He makes you totally understand him, pity him. (I mean, Delaney come on. He is totally better than Ruckus.) 2)He isn't annoying. I literally love the chemistry between Delaney and Trystan because it is real. In the first book, I feel like Delaney and Ruckus only became an item because... of something. Maybe cause she felt he was the only one she could trust???? But otherwise I feel like they didn't have much to build on other than they both felt they needed to have a relationship? There wasn't really much there. But with Trystan, I saw similarities to their lives and their likes. And it was also a relief that Trystan didn't fall all over Delaney. He restrained himself, keeping his feelings hidden because it was his reaction from how he grew up. Ruckus, in my opinion was a horrible guard, he can't hide his feelings which, after rereading the first book, really showed and was a little annoying because he is supposed to be this great soldier but you never see it. 3) He gives up his life for her. Trystan repeatedly tells Delaney that he'd risk his life to keep her safe. (swoon) Even when she totally gives him the cold shoulder he is so committed to keeping her safe. He even took a bullet (technically a zee, but I don't feel like saying it right now - I mean, it's almost 1 am) for her! And Ruckus???? I don't believe he ever risked his safety for hers and was never really there to save her in the first book when the assassination attempts took place. 4) He is actually smart. I mean, seriously Ruckus? You couldn't see how suspicious it would be to not come back with the real Olena at the end of the first book when you were supposedly leaving Xenith to keep her safe from an attack? And leaving right away with Delaney wasn't a good choice from the beginning because of that. If Ruckus were smart and as great a soldier as he supposedly is, he should have come back with the real Olena, keeping her line to convince Trystan, and leave months later to take his denzeration. But Ruckus isn't smart and didn't do that. He was just so head over heels for Delaney that he couldn't keep his mind straight and be smart. Trystan stores information, uses reasoning - even when things are rough, like at the end of this one - and thinks things through before acting out, like at the end of this one. A main difference between Trystan and Ruckus? Trystan actually uses his BRAIN! 4)He bakes. He can make his own food! I mean if Trystan baked for ME? I would probably swoon. (I swoon just reading about him baking for Delaney...) I know his baking seems weird but you learn the backstory to this (which makes him even more deep if you ask me.) He made her dinner - which Ruckus is horrible at (he burns the food) - and he made her yummy desserts! And he knows her food preferences! And he is totally more observant than Ruckus! And he tells her more things than Ruckus. And he has a better fashion sense than Ruckus. 5)You can see where this is going... Trystan is just totally better than Ruckus! (hide spoiler)] Sorry if this sounds like I am totally against Ruckus... It's because I am. Delaney is stupid for not seeing how Ruckus is not the right choice. Trystan is sooo much better, Delaney!! What are you thinking??? Make the right choice! (view spoiler)[Which I think you might be doing so stick with it! (hide spoiler)] After writing this, I feel better but I really do need that next book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and author Chani Lynn Feener for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review! Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten! Between Frost and Fury is the second novel in The Xenith Trilogy by Chani Lynn Feener and is an exhilarating and enjoyable sci-fi tale that takes readers back into an intriguing and appealing intergalactic world full of colourful characters. Delaney Grace was only back on Earth with her new boyfriend Ruckus for Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and author Chani Lynn Feener for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review! Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten! Between Frost and Fury is the second novel in The Xenith Trilogy by Chani Lynn Feener and is an exhilarating and enjoyable sci-fi tale that takes readers back into an intriguing and appealing intergalactic world full of colourful characters. Delaney Grace was only back on Earth with her new boyfriend Ruckus for one month before she was kidnapped by aliens; again. Now she is being held prisoner by the devastatingly handsome and determined alien prince Trystan who wants to use Delaney to enter into a peace treaty with his people’s enemies…..through holy matrimony. Trystan is sure the best way to unite the Kint and Vakar people is through a marriage and seeing as Delaney was technically the person he was bound to when she was impersonating the Vakar heir, Trystan is determined to make Delaney follow through with her promise. Stuck in the middle of a political battle between two kingdoms, Delaney must navigate Trystan’s romantic attentions as well as find a way to get back home to earth before she is named queen of a planet she desperately wants to escape. Yet as it becomes clear that Trystan’s plan isn't the biggest danger out there, will Delaney's loyalties change or will she continue to only be a pawn in someone else's game? Heading into Between Frost and Fury I was somewhat perplexed. I immensely enjoyed the first novel, Amid Stars and Darkness, and given it’s shocking cliff-hanger ending was eager to see what Chani Lyn Feener did next, but I was also worried. Not over the quality of writing or the excitement I was sure was to come with the storyline. I was worried about a potential love triangle. I’ve probably said this before, but one of my biggest pet peeves is the dreaded love triangle and I was afraid that this would become an issue within this story. Something that eventually came to pass….but boy if I don’t like the way in which Chani Lyn Feener writes this particular love triangle. If there’s one thing I hate more than love triangles it’s love triangles where I genuinely love both love interests. And this is what Feener has done with Between Frost and Fury! I very much enjoyed the relationship between Delaney and Ruckus in the first novel, but oh how my heart bleeds for Trystan in this instalment. It’s very rare that I switch teams after making my choice, but in this instance I may have to make an exception as there’s just something so captivating about Trystan. The depth and nuances Chani Lyn Feener explores and introduces within him in Between Frost and Fury truly make me adore the guy even if I can see why he continues to frustrate and enrage Delaney. I do feel like he deserves happiness so I'll be keen to see if he's the one to get the girl. Chani Lyn Feener has a likeable protagonist in Delaney who is sarcastic and fiery in all the right ways. She's sharp and quick on her feet and I've enjoyed following her throughout the trilogy so far although I do admit I very much appreciated the chapters and glimpses through Trystan's eyes in this instalment. This made it much easier to see where he was coming from and what he was feeling while still being able to stand with Delaney as she navigated the circumstances she found herself in. Between Frost and Fury builds to another climactic ending which sees Delaney come to some unwanted truths about her feelings and leaves the characters in a situation where they'll need to all come together to defeat a massive threat. Chani Lyn Feener leaves me dying for the third and final instalment, once again eager to see what will happen next with this thrilling trilogy.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Paschal

    Delaney sure knows how to find trouble, through no fault of her own. When she spotted Trystan, the prince of the alien species she had pseudo been engaged to who she just left behind (for good she thought), Delaney knew she was his target. Not surprising, she wakes up on his spaceship on the way back to his planet. His reasoning for grabbing her is surprising though- Trystan wants her to fulfill the obligation he originally thought she was part of- to marry him and become the queen to settle the Delaney sure knows how to find trouble, through no fault of her own. When she spotted Trystan, the prince of the alien species she had pseudo been engaged to who she just left behind (for good she thought), Delaney knew she was his target. Not surprising, she wakes up on his spaceship on the way back to his planet. His reasoning for grabbing her is surprising though- Trystan wants her to fulfill the obligation he originally thought she was part of- to marry him and become the queen to settle the unrest among his-their people. ​ You know how some book series you don't realize you missed until you pick up the next installment and jump back in to the world? Yeah, well that was not the case with this series- I knew exactly how much I missed this story, the people, the conflict, the romance and the awesome alien world that ​Chani created. When I read book 1 Amid Stars and Darkness I had no idea I was entering into a trilogy, I had assumed it was a stand alone, but the surprise ending totally threw me- and since then I have been counting down the days to get my grabby hands on this book! Between Frost and Fury was no sequel full of boring filler, just noise to get through for the epic conclusion that a bunch of trilogies suffer from- nope, this was full of action, political intrigue, character development as well as a change in the relationship dynamics, all completely necessary and so interesting I had a hard time doing real world things that did not revolve around reading. ​I know I am not suppose to say this, but I have always had a soft spot for the arrogant, domineering, at times surprisingly considerate Trystan. ​ Don't get me wrong, I love Ruckus and he is a perfectly nice guy that Delaney could have a happily ever after with... But Trystan challenges her, pushes her, secretly wuvs her (even though it is such a secret he doesn't even know it), and I really like him. I know, but it had to be said. And yes, this could be called a love triangle (the dreaded love triangle at work!) but it was really well done and I loved both guys and the story was not an angst filled drama of Delaney wondering "who do I pick?" Sure romance is a part of the story, but not the main focus and it was so well balanced into the action and plot. Chani, you are awesome and this review is basically a fangirl letter to how much I love this series and need the next asap. I have to know what will happen next...and I will read whatever you want to write (as long as your next is book 3 in this series and then whatever else you want- not to be pushy or anything.) I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary copy of this title. Visit me at Smada's Book Smack

  16. 3 out of 5

    Stacey

    4 stars because ruckus existed 10% of this book and i know i’m getting a win served in the next book

  17. 5 out of 5

    Take Me Away To A Great Read

    This book is everything I wanted it to be!!!! REVIEW TO COME CLOSER TO RELEASE DATE

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Ahhh, now that's what I call fun . . . such a lovely guilty pleasure, this one. I don't know how Chani Lynn Feener does it, but from the first chapter of her books, she has me unintentionally clearing my schedule for the next few hours because I'm so engrossed in the world she creates. In this case, I picked up the book last night, intending to only read a few chapters before my sister could catch me reading her book without her permission when all of a sudden it was 2 AM, my sister had caught m Ahhh, now that's what I call fun . . . such a lovely guilty pleasure, this one. I don't know how Chani Lynn Feener does it, but from the first chapter of her books, she has me unintentionally clearing my schedule for the next few hours because I'm so engrossed in the world she creates. In this case, I picked up the book last night, intending to only read a few chapters before my sister could catch me reading her book without her permission when all of a sudden it was 2 AM, my sister had caught me hours ago, I was already halfway done with the book and I was kind of tired, but I didn't want to let something as trivial as sandy eyes stop me from finishing it right then. But it was 2 AM, and I'd need another 2 hours to finish probably. It was hard but I stopped to get some sleep--and then woke up early to race to the end before even eating breakfast. (Talk about motivation and the power of a good book, lol.) Anyway, there was so much I liked about this one--I'd give it a solid 4.8 stars. 1 Star for . . . That Beginning From the start, this book takes off running with Delaney kidnapped. Again. (She must be the most charismatic kind of girl since everyone is willing to go to extremes to be with her.) But unlike in the first one, the world didn't need to be built--so the action could seamlessly meld with the alien world, politics, and characters without a lot of explaining. This I liked. 2.8 Stars for . . . Less Ruckus and More Trystan Okay--when I first read the first book in this series, I thought it was endearing how Ruckus protected and encouraged Delaney. But when I reread the first book, I sort of felt that some of Ruckus' lines were kind of cheesy and sappy--too utterly devoted (and kind of manipulating) to be real. Sort of like both of them were too desperately clinging to their relationship with each other to notice anything else. Sort of like Ruckus only wanted one thing *cough*. THIS book, in contrast, had Trystan really grappling with his feelings--it wasn't all gushing "I love you forever and for always" all the time. He hides his feelings, keeps them close and protected, even when speaking them honestly to Delaney might very well help her see him in a better light. He DOESN'T want to admit what he feels for Delaney, even though I'm sure he suspects it and others (namely Ruckus) can see it for themselves as well. I thought this made the romance much more real because, in all honesty, who in life is really so confident and sure as to truly share how they feel about another person without fear of rejection. This relationship felt more vulnerable, fragile, and therefore more enjoyable to watch unfold precisely because I didn't know what was going to happen, unlike with Ruckus who "would always be there no matter the consequences" and could as easily pronounce his love for Delaney as he could admit he was a bad cook. (By the way, the fact that Trystan IS a good cook is yet another point in his favor. Just sayin'!) I don't mean that Ruckus doesn't care for her . . . I'm just saying I am totally cheering on Team Trystan WAY more. This second romance feels so much more mature and "in it for the long haul" than Delaney and Ruckus' fling from Book One. Plus, Trystan's lines are usually very clever and intelligent, not just some sappy love and protection mush like Ruckus' sometimes were (and I mean this in the best possible way--because I'm rooting for Trystan AND I'm assuming Feener wants us to cheer for Trystan because of these reasons). Trystan also encouraged Delaney to become intelligent by getting her a tutor, and he also wanted her to be able to protect herself with some basic self-defense lessons that he gave her himself. (Though I am a bit hesitant to wholeheartedy recommend Trystan because circumstances encourage him to protect Delaney almost TOO much. I mean, he picks out her clothes all the time, feeds her from his own fork, chooses what she eats and when, reminds himself to "feed her more regularly," sips her drink before she can [to prevent any poisoning], puts her in a room he designed for her and that won't let anyone in or out (her especially) unless they are approved or have a password [which he doesn't give her], and hijacks her communication tech from Ruckus without telling her so he can listen in on her conversations with Ruckus. The romance and delight of these moments was thrilling in context, but I couldn't quite ignore the niggling feeling that Delaney was kind of becoming a "kept-woman" or a doll Trystan could play with or forget about whenever he so chooses. The fact that he didn't manipulate Delaney or use her unfairly or forget about her and that he had good reasons for all his above actions assuaged my worry a bit, but THE POTENTIAL for this still exists, so I still thought I'd note this concern for others. Maybe book three will continue to make her even more independent and this concern will go away?) Anyway, more Trystan also meant more sparks between them. This book was filled with scenes that I love Love LOVED. I especially enjoyed their banter (most anytime), the Positioning and the lead up to it, the gift choosing and receiving scenes, the special dinner, the snowball fight, but my favorite scene is for sure the Compatibility Test. They were so cute together. They had each others' backs, listened to each other, made decisions together, each took a non-lethal "bullet," and had some fun and shared some banter in the process. Favorite for sure! 1 Star for . . . That Ending, though Just as with the beginning, I was totally hooked by this ending, and just like Trystan, I am in it for the long haul and need to know the ending of this series. I'm not really in suspense about Trystan (because OF COURSE he HAS to be okay after all we've been through in this series), but I am in suspense about how Delaney and Trystan will defy the Rex (because they HAVE TO to be together) and about how Delaney will end things with Ruckus (because she HAS to, to make me happy). I guess all that's left to say is that nobody does a series and a romance like Chani Lynn Feener. If you've read the first or, heck, just enjoy a good romance, you'll want to pick this one up, even if it's just for a fun afternoon (or really late night) of exhilarating reading.

  19. 3 out of 5

    All Things Urban Fantasy

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Picking up immediately where AMID STARS AND DARKNESS leaves off, BETWEEN FROST AND FURY throws the reader into the middle of a completely ridiculous scenario with little back story. This is not a book for a reader who has not read the first book in the trilogy - in fact, even having read the first book of the trilogy I was a bit lost for the first chapter or so. And BETWEEN FROST AND FURY isn't exactly a model of amazing science fiction world building. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Picking up immediately where AMID STARS AND DARKNESS leaves off, BETWEEN FROST AND FURY throws the reader into the middle of a completely ridiculous scenario with little back story. This is not a book for a reader who has not read the first book in the trilogy - in fact, even having read the first book of the trilogy I was a bit lost for the first chapter or so. And BETWEEN FROST AND FURY isn't exactly a model of amazing science fiction world building. There's a paragraph or so of Trystan explaining the geography of Xenith, some delightful descriptions of alien food and the occasional bit about the politics of the world but otherwise there isn't much explanation beyond what the author needs to make the story keep moving along. My biggest problem with the book is that I kept feeling a parallel to Sarah J. Maas' A COURT OF MIST AND FURY. Delaney spends book one with one hero, and book two with a different hero, similar to Feyre in the first two books of ACOTAR series. Now, it's not a perfect comparison - I think Delaney and Trystan's relationship is far different than Feyre and Rhysand's - but it was hard not to see the similarities. And with that, came the frustration of the weird love triangle. Normally I hate love triangles, but this one isn't so straightforward, as Delaney doesn't really like Trystan. Or does she? Regardless of my complaints, did I enjoy this book? Oh yes I definitely did. I picked it up and did not put it down until I had finished it at 1:00 in the morning. There were some moments where I certainly thought Delaney was annoying and hated Trystan, but damn, there were also moments where I was cheering Delaney on! It was frustrating to have the entire book without barely a single reminder of why Delaney loved Ruckus so much but seeing her kick some major alien ass at points was totally worth it. Plus, the side characters are great! Sanzie, Dom and the evil Rex add dimension to the story in such wonderful ways. And whoa, is the bad guy such a bad guy! Basically, BETWEEN FROST AND FURY is summer fluff, science fiction without the science and an enjoyable diversion. I was enthralled by Delaney's story and while I am maybe not holding my breath until the next book is released, I will be picking it up when it comes out, because I definitely want to know how the whole thing ends. Sexual content: Kissing.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Martin

    Delaney has been kidnapped from Earth again. This time she finds herself captured by Trystan who is the heir to one kingdom. Delaney, through some actions that she didn't quite understand, is the heir to the other kingdom. If the two of them get married, they will prevent a war. The main problem with this is that Delaney is in love with another guy. Ruckus was the one who kidnapped her in the first book but they fell in love anyway. Also, she's from Earth and doesn't want to be involved in Xenith Delaney has been kidnapped from Earth again. This time she finds herself captured by Trystan who is the heir to one kingdom. Delaney, through some actions that she didn't quite understand, is the heir to the other kingdom. If the two of them get married, they will prevent a war. The main problem with this is that Delaney is in love with another guy. Ruckus was the one who kidnapped her in the first book but they fell in love anyway. Also, she's from Earth and doesn't want to be involved in Xenith's problems. She just wants to be rescued by her boyfriend and go home. With her boyfriend imprisoned by Trystan, Delaney is forced to go through the betrothal protocol for her new planet. She thinks she has made a deal with Trystan that will allow her to do enough to satisfy his father but ultimately be allowed to return home. Only Trystan's father - the Rex - has his own plans and Delaney's happiness doesn't matter to him at all. I really started to like Trystan in this story and so did Delaney though she felt like she was betraying Ruckas by doing so. It was interesting to learn more about him after seeing him mainly as the villain in the first story. This is book two of a trilogy. The ending is unresolved in many ways. I'm curious to know if she is going to choose between the two boys and which one she'll choose.

  21. 3 out of 5

    Erin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So good! I keep re-reading it, and I just got the book a few days ago. I even re-read the first book, so I could notice all the things that I may have missed (or forgot) over the past year. This book is so much better than the first one! I'm frustrated that it'll likely be a whole year until the next book comes out! *Spoilers* I'm officially in Love with Trystan and Delaney's relationship, and their falling in love. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dayle (the literary llama)

    3.5 Stars. Not as strong as the first book but still addicting. Im definitely on board for book 3.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆

    Disappointing after I liked book 1 so much. There was no real reason to pull her back into all that. It just fell flat for me.

  24. 3 out of 5

    Amanda (Good Choice Reading)

    I'm sooooo over love triangles. Finished this one a while ago and forgot to rate and review it...I remember very little about the actual story, other than to say I'm over love triangles, especially when I pretty much detest both love interests. Idk, maybe 3 stars is generous.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lacy

    Delaney and Trystan remind me so much of Cleo and Magnus from Falling Kingdoms. That series and this one deserve more hype! And now I've got to wait another year for the next book... 😭📚💖

  26. 3 out of 5

    Mary Ellen

    Where did my review go? Well I will retype it soon. I was lucky enough to get an ARC and this eas one of my favorite reads of 2017!! 5 stars plus a million more.

  27. 3 out of 5

    Vivian Duong

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Once again, I am surprised by how much I loved this book. Between Frost and Fury sings all the old YA tunes we’ve heard before but in an entirely different key. I couldn’t put this down. Amid Stars and Darkness ended almost like it had started: with the kidnapping of our protagonist, Delaney. (The irony of this almost circular ending wasn’t lost on me.) Between Frost and Fury picks up immediately where the first book left off, and Delaney wakes up on a spaceship to find that Trystan is taking he Once again, I am surprised by how much I loved this book. Between Frost and Fury sings all the old YA tunes we’ve heard before but in an entirely different key. I couldn’t put this down. Amid Stars and Darkness ended almost like it had started: with the kidnapping of our protagonist, Delaney. (The irony of this almost circular ending wasn’t lost on me.) Between Frost and Fury picks up immediately where the first book left off, and Delaney wakes up on a spaceship to find that Trystan is taking her back to the planet she was so desperately trying to leave. Now, after ASAD, I have to admit I wasn’t sure how to feel about Trystan. I hated him, but I also wanted to sympathize with him. It was almost like how I initially felt about Warner in Shatter Me, though my loathing of Warner went much deeper. But Trystan is... different. He cares about his people a lot more than Warner did, and I found that difficult not to admire. This fact didn’t excuse his behavior toward Delaney, of course, but it did make me prefer him to Olena, who I had no sympathy for. In BFAF though, Trystan is much more developed. I never knew he had a history fighting in the first war. And his relationship with his parents was unexpected. I always thought Trystan respected his father and agreed with his father’s decisions, with the exception of the arranged marriage to Olena. But as it turns out, I was very wrong. The Rex is, obviously, hard to like. I suspected his objective the entire book was world domination, but it wasn’t confirmed until Trystan admitted it to Delaney. Still, even without knowing that, it was clear that the Rex was using the people around him, including his own son, for his own gains. I was frustrated with Trystan for not seeing that his father was manipulating him the entire time. Trystan’s mother, however, is a different story. It’s clear that Trystan loved her, and his talking about her revealed a side of Trystan I had never seen before. I love that he loves cooking and snowball fights and lots and lots of sugar, and I love that he’s good with kids (namely Dominan). Knowing these things has transformed him from an enigma to an actual person with an actual personality that I can appreciate. Ruckus, on the contrary, doesn’t seem to have much of a personality. Maybe it’s because he was so career oriented before he met Delaney. Maybe it’s because he was locked in a cell this whole book. Whatever the reason, I can’t seem to find anything to appreciate about Ruckus, other than his devotion to Delaney. His rescue attempt was admirable, certainly, but I knew it was destined to fail. Trystan is much smarter than anyone gives him credit for. Obviously, I’m Team Trystan. (I can’t believe how long it took Delaney to realize that Trystan was in love with her. It almost seemed like she was in denial, but it’s hard to say. It could just as easily be ignorance.) I missed Gibus in this book, but I’m glad we got to see some of Pettus. His death was sad but, unfortunately, not surprising. Pettus has always been kind and loyal to Delaney, and when the Rex’s plan to kill Delaney was uncovered, I knew they wouldn’t get out of that situation unscathed. Olena’s death, however, was shocking. Honestly, no one liked her. At all. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. She did things rashly and threw tantrums when she didn’t get her way. She made an alliance with the Rex, of all people, after being threatened with the loss of her fingers. Now, I like my fingers too, but seriously?! She made a deal with the Rex?! Unbelievable. I’d cut off my whole hand before I made a deal with him. She brought her death upon herself. This brings me back to the Rex. I apologize for the total lack of organization in this review. This is the first review I’ve ever written, so I still have a lot to learn. Anyways, the Rex has a far bigger reach than I anticipated. I never suspected that he would have influence in the Tars. Just scheduling a meeting with the Tars requires a series of passcodes that not just anyone can obtain. I find it suspicious, the lengths that the Rex went to get Trystan away from Inkwell. If the purpose of setting up a fake meeting with the Tars was just to get Trystan away so he could kill Delaney, why go through all that trouble? He would’ve had to uncover the necessary passcodes, schedule the fake meeting, find someone to pretend to be a Tar, and make Trystan get the information about the fake riot out of the fake Tar. There’s something else at play here. I just can’t figure out what. Also, what exactly was the Claiming ceremony? It was never fully explained, but the Rex was clearly against it. It didn’t stop him from sending Trystan away and trying to kill Delaney, but still. What does it mean for Delaney? How was it supposed to protect her while Trystan was gone? I really wish I knew more about these alien customs. I’m still reeling from that Uprising ceremony twist that gave Delaney the crown. Let me know your theories for the third book below! And thank you Swoon Reads for providing an ARC of this book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jannin (The Booknerd Dragon)

    GIVEAWAY HAPPENING IN MY BLOG!! Price: PRINT COPY OF BETWEEN FROST AND FURY If you want to join, go to my blog! The Booknerd Dragon ***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. First thoughts about this book, I finally get to chance to read my ship’s story!!!! I seriously ship Trystan and Delaney more tha GIVEAWAY HAPPENING IN MY BLOG!! Price: PRINT COPY OF BETWEEN FROST AND FURY If you want to join, go to my blog! The Booknerd Dragon ***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. 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. :D 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!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jeninne

    Ah, dreaded middle book-idous. It's been a long time, my old friend. Look, I'm gonna be frank, the first book in this series, Amid Stars and Darkness, was my favorite book last year. And yes, I know it's YA trash. Yes, I know it basically contains every bad YA trope ever, probably had mediocre writing at best, and is no one else's favorite book from last year. But sue me, It was fun, and light hearted, and even thought Trystan was every asshole wounded, defense as a coping mechanism, secretly laye Ah, dreaded middle book-idous. It's been a long time, my old friend. Look, I'm gonna be frank, the first book in this series, Amid Stars and Darkness, was my favorite book last year. And yes, I know it's YA trash. Yes, I know it basically contains every bad YA trope ever, probably had mediocre writing at best, and is no one else's favorite book from last year. But sue me, It was fun, and light hearted, and even thought Trystan was every asshole wounded, defense as a coping mechanism, secretly layered and complicated and not as evil as he seems, archetype ever, I loved that dumpster fire of a character. So naturally, this was my most anticipated book of the year. This is what happens when I anticipate things. I mean, let me be straight here, is book isn't trash. But it's definitely a middle book. It absolutely feels like a book where the author didn't really have enough material to comprise a full book full of plot and character development, so she just decided to pad it with awkward conversations, a shitty love triangle with some characters who have no chemistry, and political machinations that downright have little to no effect on the plot. I mean, all the political stuff that goes down in this book, which isn't really too much despite the political theme of warring nations, means jack shit by the end. There's also not really a lot of development with any of the characters? I guess Trystan gets flushed out a little more? But it's already firmly established in the first book that he's not the total asshole he purports to be, and he's a lot more complicated in his action's motivations, than it necessarily seems initially. But what about the other characters? Delaney had her character arc in the first book. She's all grown up now, and easily puts others before herself. Ruckus? He spends 90% of this book in a cage. Literally. And the peripheral characters mean about as much as the plot, so there's no point of any advancement there. Then is the book trying to handle the shitty love triangle? Well, okay, but you can't deal with the love triangle when one of the three sides spends the majority of the book in a holding cell, and pops up only every couple of chapters. Of course this is all moot, because it's been evident from the first time we met Trystan, that he and Delaney are going to end up together. And yes, they've got a couple of nice scenes in this book that are maybe worth reading it for if you're super into the ship. But otherwise, the romance is VERY lackluster in this book. I guess the major issue with this book is simply its content. Basically nothing happens in this book, or what does happen, could be condensed down into about a hundred pages. This book does not need to exist. Some of this material could have been incorporated into the previous book, and some of it could go in the next. But I'm trash for this series, so I can't bring myself to rate this book down too much, or be too salty. Because at the end of the day, I really like Trystan as a character. I really like Delaney as a character. And I'm invested in this series. I truly feel like this book sucked just because of all the padding, and the next will be better. I mean, I'm gonna read the next book no matter what. So until then, I'll just be patient, and not so salty, and deal with it. Because middle books go this way sometimes, and that's just a hard truth in YA.

  30. 4 out of 5

    ClaireF

    In a nutshell – not excellent, but not bad either – I didn't have many expectations for this book, but those I had, they were met. What does this book have, basically? Hmm. This isn't hard, actually. A angsty, misunderstood hero, who is secretly cute and sweet? check. A special-snowflake heroine, check. A crazy, entitled bitch of the secondary antagonist, check. A sweet, fluffy secondary love interest? Check. A possessive, controlling relation of the MC, who’s also a closet megalomaniac? Also che In a nutshell – not excellent, but not bad either – I didn't have many expectations for this book, but those I had, they were met. What does this book have, basically? Hmm. This isn't hard, actually. A angsty, misunderstood hero, who is secretly cute and sweet? check. A special-snowflake heroine, check. A crazy, entitled bitch of the secondary antagonist, check. A sweet, fluffy secondary love interest? Check. A possessive, controlling relation of the MC, who’s also a closet megalomaniac? Also check. Every ingredient that comes in a typical average young adult scifi romance? Check, check and check. See, this is the reason I detest scifi. You change a few aspects of earth-life, give new names to commonplace things and places, make food green or whatever, give the predominant alien species a distinctive physical characteristic (like bi-colored eyes, how fucking original), make them technologically advanced than earth, and boom, you have it! A believable alien planet. Evolutionary biology? What’s that? Different sociopolitical norms? Unimportant. Different everything, considering the setting is a fricking alien planet? It’s a science fiction, honey. Things like that don’t matter! [Also, Between Frost and Fury? A bit too reminiscent on A Court of Mist and Fury, isnt it?] Well then, I guess it wont matter if I DNF your book at 40% out of sheer frustration, either. Anyway. Back to this particular book. Like the blurb says, Delaney’s been kidnapped again, by the Kints this time, and Tristan knows who she really is. He’s incensed because she left him with Olena instead of her, who he’s started falling for. And he’s determined to marry Delaney after all. So Delaney has to go along with his plan, stay on Vakar, go forward with the ceremony, and marry Tristan after all, because the fate of her friends and Earth hangs in the balance. Of course it does. Along the way she finds that things aren't the way they are, people she thought of as bad aren't bad after all, just misunderstood, and finds herself falling in love with the man she promised herself she detested. This story was exactly what I expected – I practically could predict the next two chapters when I was reading one. The book ends, like the previous one, on a cliffhanger – and I probably am not going to be reading the next part in the series. Trust me, spare yourself the wasted hours. You can probably guess the entire book from the blurb alone. Turn away from this one.

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