Monday, May 16, 2011

FROSTFIRE by Lynn Viehl

A Novel of the Kyndred, Book 3
Publisher: Signet Select
Date published: January 4th, 2011
ISBN: 9780451413024
Paranormal Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Lilah is a kyndred, an enhanced person with the power of mind reading, who has found her day going from bad to worse. Drugged, kidnapped and she is handcuffed to a dead man. Except that dead man is not really dead. Walker and Lilah are being hunted by a shadowy corporation determined to harvest their DNA to make their own kyndred. On the run and having no idea who to trust, can Walker and Lilah find a way to survive in order to see another day?

Lynn Viehl’s FROSTFIRE had me scratching my head at times. It took a long time for me to get into the story. It had a lot of characters to keep track of, a storyline that felt a bit disjointed and felt like the author was trying to get all her characters some screen time regardless if they were part of the story or not. Ms. Viehl is a talented author who creates some interesting characters and storylines but with FROSTFIRE, it was a little confusing. Though I have to admit once the storyline finally settled down, I was intrigued by the twists and turn the mysterious Walker and Lilah were going through.

Walker is a man with secrets and deadly enemies. Finding himself cuffed to a kyndred and on the run leaves him determined to get to the bottom of things…even if it kills him…again. I liked this character a lot. He was a mysterious, take charge type of hero I could picture running through the jungles, dodging bullets. Lilah was an intriguing mix of vulnerability and determination. She was the perfect heroine to pair with Walker and the sparks fly whenever these two butted heads….which was often. There were secondary characters that I felt were included as more of a filler type and not directly involved with the story itself.

Though FROSTFIRE takes a bit to get into, once Ms. Viehl sets up the story, she continues to keep her reader’s attention till the very end. I enjoyed this authors last few books and though this latest was not as good, it is an acceptable story to read in the Kyndred series. I am looking forward to seeing what this author will deliver next to her readers.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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