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Chains of Ice

(The Chosen Ones #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,789 ratings  ·  121 reviews
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 leopard 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
Mass Market Paperback, 424 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Signet
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
The Chosen Ones is really shaping up as a paranormal romance series. And this one is my favorite so far. It has the 'right stuff' to be a good read for me.

My Thoughts:

*I loved John. His powers. His wounded heart. His passion. His goodness. I loved the whole outcast/hermit/mountain man thing he had going on. He was rocking the dreds, overgrown beard, animal skins, and cowboy hat. I know it sounds goofy. But he totally was. And his abilities, the awesomeness!!! How he can control energy and use it
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Animal lovers, haha
Chains of Ice includes all the typical Christina Dodd ingredients: heat, aggressive menz, and, unique to her Chosen Ones series, team members!

John Powell differs from smooth, dangerous Aaron Eagle ( Storm of Shadows ) and loud, brash Samuel Faa ( Chains of Fire ). He's exceptionally calm, sensitive and possessed of sound judgment. He's good leadership material. Following an accident with his team, he's also a little... dangerous. "Crazy," "wild," "violent," they say. Genny Valente's just ag
Apr 28, 2010 rated it really liked it

I've read the first 2 books in the Chosen Ones series, and I like the idea of the series, very cool new concept (there really is only so much an author can do with the good vs. evil theme).

So, that being said, I might have some small spoilers in here just for the sake of being able to get my feelings across, and for summary purposes (because the back of the book doesn't remotely come close to what happens in this book).

Genny has known about the legend of the Chosen Ones si
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Chains of Ice
4 Stars

Better than the first book but not as good as the second. The characters are engaging and the plot interesting with some exciting action scenes and a development or two in the overall story arc. Nonetheless, there is something missing.

It may be the fact that John and Genny are new characters and the familiar group of Chosen Ones only make an appearance about 70% in. However, this ultimately serves to strengthen the romance as it allows the reader the opportunity of getting t
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
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Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This was disappointing. First of all what threw me off was the description on the back of the book. The blurb on the back is very misleading, the back blurb teaser is not all what happens in the book (a pet peeve of mine) and in all honestly that and the COVER is what caught my interest and convinced me to read it. Eh...


I loved the character of John Powell. He's interesting very mysterious BUT.... the whole 'grizzly man' who stalks women and takes them to his cabin to give them
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Jul 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
WOW! A good series just got great with the third installment in the Chosen series. John & Genny are great characters. The Chosen from the previous two books do not show up until about 300 pages into the book. John is actually a Chosen from the previous seven. He exiled himself into the Russia wilderness after a horrific event to his entire team. Genny has been gifted a graduation trip to the Russia wilderness to follow & study the Ural Lynx. Her father who betrayed the Gypsy Travel Agency has on ...more
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, dodd-christina
This was a really good book and kept me really interested. I would most definitely like to read more in this series. Strong and unique characters, written well, page-turning, suspense, emotions, imagination, and leaves you wanting more but still with a good HEA. Another set to read and I'm ecstatic about it. Keep 'em coming Dodd. Totally Enjoy!
Mary Beth
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
Genny, daughter of a former employee of the Gypsy Travel Agency, has continually tried to do things her dad will approve of after he is caught stealing from his employer and her mother walks out. She majors in the programs he chooses at the college he chose for her. She gives up her desires in an attempt to please her father, not realizing she never will. Until he day of her college graduation when he gives her an opportunity to go on a wildlife observation expedition.

John Powell is a former mem
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is truly my favorite of all the Chosen stories. It is a wonderful and fantastic book, easy to follow well written and I definitely enjoyed both characters. John sounds amazing , my dream of a man and what a man should be like as a friend, partner and protector. Not only is he gorgeous, strong sexy and powerful, but his sexual powers are unbelievable. In and out of bed, he is a force to be reckoned with.
John and Genny are strong characters and great as a couple. Great job Ms. Dodd.
Morgan Mueller
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was much more complex than I expected, and I absolutely loved it. Many unexpected twists. I cannot wait to read more in the series and other series by Dodd. This was my first read of hers and I'm officially HOOKED!
Janet Mccutcheon Neathery
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book kept me intrigued from start to finish. The characters just came alive.
May 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Favorite Quote: "What are you thinking now?
"I was thinking that before I met you I was dead inside."

Genny Valente gets a reprieve one summer from her overbearing father and heads to the outbacks of Russia to observe wild leopards in their natural habitat. But there is a price to pay for her freedom. She must convince John Powell to come back. Back to the Chosen Ones. But John is more dangerous then any best she has ever encountered. He will kidnap her, seduce her, and betray her. But when all h
Laura Young
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Chains of Ice (The Chosen Ones #3) by Cristina Dodd. 5 out of 5 stars. I have to say I loved this book. One of the random ones of ordered from my library not knowing that it was part of a series. This is the first book I've read by this authors and I gotta say I'm happy I found her. Yeah I know I started the series on the third book, bu the lovely words on the back had me glued to it.

"As a wildlife observer in the untamed mountains, Genny Valente had no id
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have really been loving this series by Christina Dodd – the way she writes has always worked really well for me. This is the third book in her series “The Chosen Ones”. I haven’t read the 2nd one yet, but I have read and reviewed the first book “Storm of Visions".

With this story, we continue our quest with the Chosen ones and their battle to fight the evil lurking all around. They continue to face evil in unexpected places – and especially in unexpected characters!

Genny is a girl who has spent
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Samuel Faa and Isabelle Mason are both Chosen, he has the power to control minds and she has the gift of healing, but that’s where their similarities end. He hasn’t led an easy life, whereas she comes from a wealthy and privileged family. They learned during a short affair that a relationship between a Gypsy and a socialite doesn’t work, but they can’t deny the attraction between them. Only on a mission, they finally have to face not only their enemies, but also that their feelings can’t be igno ...more
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christina-dodd
"Chains of Ice" by Christina Dodd. Book 3 in the Chosen Ones series.

Really enjoyed this book. I was a little sceptical about the main character John, at first. Only because he was only mentioned once in the last book right at the end so their was no background on him what so ever. But as the story progesses, I really liked the main characters of John and Genny (Genesis).

John is a Chosen One. But he no longer uses his powers. He has exciled himself after a terrible mission gone horribly wrong. He
Jacqueline J
Jul 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
The back of the book is a little misleading. There's not a lot of capturing going on here. I liked the story. It moved pretty fast and kept my interest. I do think that I should have read the other books in this series first. About 2/3rds of the way through the book all of the sudden we were reading about characters who I had no idea who were. If I had read the others in order, this might not have seemed so out of left field. Also if some scenes with them had been included earlier in the book sp ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Chains of Ice (The Chosen Ones #3)
by Christina Dodd (Goodreads Author)

I have to say that paranormal isn't my favorite genre and its not something I read regularly. But there are some books that I've really enjoyed, e.g Dream Man, Now You See Her.

I think that Chains of Ice was interesting and entertaining.
Although I do think that I should have read the other books in this series first. At one point (2/3 of the way through the book) all of the sudden I was reading about characters who I had no
Mrs Wilson
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christina-dodd
Chosen Ones: Chains of Ice (No Spoilers)

I hadn't read any Christina Dodd books before I read this series and I probably won't read any of her non paranormal books simply because they aren't the books I usually read but I did like this series and the concept. The books are based on the idea that people are born with gifts and that these can either be used for good (Chosen) or used for bad (Others).
This is the third book in the series and by far my absolute favourite. This book centers around John
Aug 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
What's not to like about a Christina Dodd book? Complex tale of individuals who have been given special "gifts" in order to overcome the evil of the Others who are seeking the ruination of the human race. John Powell has gone into self-imposed exile out of grief and fear of the damage his gift has done, not only in a general way but to his wife and the Chosen who were his friends and co-workers. His life intersects with Genny Valente, a young woman who has been yanked around by her unscrupulous ...more
Texas Reader Stacy
Oct 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal-demon
I read the first 2 books in this series, and thought they were a waste of time. I don't know why I put the next 2 on my wish list, but I thought I would give the series another try. Nicely surprised! The series is really starting to pull together, the characters are becoming more developed (still annoying and silly at times) but they are learning their place in the grand scheme of things. I felt a little lost with the back story about Gary and John's team, like I had skipped a book, but eventual ...more
This was a different take on the bad guys/good guys thing. I thought the travel agency with special powers that was really searching for treasures was interesting and worked well. I liked John and Genny. I didn't get emotionally involved in them, but there was a lot of action and mystical powers and other-worldly stuff that kept me engaged as it was written. Intriguing.

The story did get bogged down with too many characters at times. And the switch in POV from Genny and John to the scene with cha
Mar 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-pn
It has only been the last couple years that I've gotten onto the paranormal track, so this is my first non-historical Christina Dodd novel. The overall premise isn't unique, but I do like Dodd's attention to details. The segments regarding the lynx were fantastic and very engaging. The dynamics between the hero and heroine were well done. There was some speedy organizational details info dump in the last quarter of the book that I suppose it less extraneous sounding if you've read other books in ...more
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
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Mona Livsey
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dodd
My Mother and I have always enjoyed Christina Dodd's work and "Chains Of Ice" is no exception! "The Chosen Ones" Series has an amazing cast of characters, in "Chains Of Ice" you see John Powell through Genesis/Genny's eyes.
You are intimately plunged into a riveting story of love, lust, seduction,as well as pride, betrayal, and mistrust. The roller-coaster emotions that these two characters embrace keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Genesis, a pawn for most of her life fights to become a woman t
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
This series is getting better as it goes along. I really liked this book the best of the three books in her new Chosen Ones series. It is not the same as the previous Darkness Chosen set of four books, which were really good, too. In these books you have a group of seven genuinely good people who were abandoned as infants battling the forces of evil. They each have a special super-power, and work to save abandoned babies. And each book tells how one member of the team falls in love and shows the ...more
Linda Ng
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Christina Dodd never disappoints. With this series "The Chosen" we are swept up into the battle between good (The Chosen) and evil (The Others). Each character has specific powers and each couple has romance which adds to the flavour of this series to give the reader action/adventure, romance and paranormal fun!!! This is the third book I have read in this series (not in order) and I was not disappointed. My only warning is that the love scenes are a bit graphic. Chains of Ice starts out in a co ...more
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Visions may be been disappointing but Chains of Ice makes up for that in leaps and bounds. I literally couldn't put it down and had to finish it. Genny and John are great well plotted characters that even on their own create a good enough impact that they would carry the plot alone. They're story was great full of adventure and intersting turn of events as they fall in love. What was better was that the books was not centered on the other characters as the first was giving the characters the roo ...more
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