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New Review: Frost Blood by Elly Blake

January 10th, 2017 by Debbie's World of Books

Frost Blood by Elly Blake

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part 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.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

My Thoughts

I hadn’t heard anything about this book before but when I saw it in an email from Netgalley it sounded intriguing so I decided to give it a try. I actually ended up enjoying it more than I expected being it was from a new to me author.

Ruby was kind of a brat to begin with and the story took awhile to take off but both Ruby and the story started to grow on me. I ended up reading the book in one sitting and Arcus and some of the supporting characters were what really made the book for me. I also loved the world building that took place in this book and am hoping for more in the coming books.

This was a promising start to a new series and I’m hoping to see more growth in Ruby’s character.

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