I received this book at no cost from the publisher or author.Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1) by Elly Blake
on January 10th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy, Young Adult
By Elly Blake
Release: January 10, 2017
The Frost King will burn.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.
Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies . . . but together create a power that could change everything.
Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a degree in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, and reporter for a local business magazine before finally landing on her current job as a library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and a Siberian Husky mix that definitely shows frostblood tendencies.
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Are you a Frostblood or Fireblood?
Take an Arthurian Tale, mix it with some Norse mythology and sprinkle in a bit of fantasy, heat well and then freeze; there you have the perfect fun read for winter.
Ruby has a fiery secret and she knows she must now show her talents as a Fireblood because her kind has been killed off by the Frostbloods for ages. Growing up, her grandmother told her tales and tried to get Ruby to harness her power but her mother forced her to keep it hidden. When she is taken to the Frostblood King, her mother killed and now languishing in a prison, she expects to be dead soon herself. A daring jailbreak and she is instead taken to some kindly monks that heal her and try to train her power since they see her as the answer to ages long prophecy. In her training, one monk tests her skill with his frost power and even though she thinks she will never find love, she does find friendship (and more) with Arcus.
The characters are wonderful and the dialogue is witty and poetic. You have good against evil and everything in between. There is enough action to keep you on your toes and the battles are supremely done. There are a few little twists that I sort of saw coming, (like the Evil King) and the romance between opposites is nicely done. Ruby has a wonderful passion that is nicely played against her fire powers and then balanced out with Arcus’ ice. And you know what happens when you mix fire and ice, you get steam! I can’t wait for the next installment of this comes out.
Fans of Kristin Cashore and Sarah J. Maas are going to love this one! Parents: some kissing, some battle scenes but overall, very clean.
WHERE FLAME AND ICE ARE MORTAL ENEMIES: Pick a side!
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- copy of Frostblood
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