Chains of Ice, the latest installment in The Chosen Ones series by author Christina Dodd was just an average, nothing all that special, paranormal book. Starts out fairly well but takes a dive midway through and continues until the end.
For one magic summer, Genny Valente escapes to spend time as a wildlife observer in the untamed mountains. Little does she know that a beast more fearsome than any beast lurks in the forest…a man, one of the Chosen Ones, betrayed by his gift and tormented by his memories. John Powell has fled his fate and his duty, yet in Genny he sees his one chance for redemption. He will stalk her, kidnap her, love her as only a savage can. But when a new betrayal threatens, John must call on the powers he swore he’d never use again. Then only Genny’s love can save him…if she dares tame the one man she can’t live without…
I know what some may be thinking at this point, sounds like a good plot right? Not. First off I'm an animal lover, all kinds all sizes, but over and over the story goes on and on about a rare lynx. Genny wants to see the cat; scientists travel from all over the world to see it and MUST get photos of it....so, let's all follow it, oh look KITTENS...so cute, let's watch it play, shush it's sleeping, oh its walking, now it's running! O-M-G! I DONT CARE! Gee whiz what the heck is this book?! lol
Aside from the cat, the main male character John starts out pretty hott but loses all said hotness as the story evolves. Bummer, he was doing so well. :( Book has boring magic, with predictable plot twists and a ho-hum-i no-longer-care-at-this-point-ending. I know Dodd is a NYT best selling author, and this is the first book of hers I've read; obviously her other works have been good - but this one didn't do it for me.
Better than garbage but not good enough for the shelf, heading for my book donation box.