Frostblood

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

byElly Blake

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The first in a page-turning young adult series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies--but together create a power that could change everything.

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 fight for her life in 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.

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The first in a page-turning young adult series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies--but together create a power that could change everything.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 wh...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316273252

ISBN - 13:9780316273251

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Giselle at Book Nerd Canada Welp, I read through this quickly. Even though it started off a bit slow, it was great that the relationships were allowed to develop slowly and surely. I did like the world building even if it was an info dump told through story-telling around a campfire. The war between the two magical factions reminded me of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series, so if you like that world, you'd like this one. I prefer this world though. The battle in the arena reminded me so much of the movie, Gladiator! Except that it's a female lead. I like the main characters budding hate-to-love relationship and the gladiator style battle scenes were exciting to read. As for the characters, I thought Ruby was a bit slow on piecing things together. She also seems to cry a lot and thinks of herself as weak, when in reality you know she's not. She reminded me of X-Men's Jean Grey and the Phoenix. I think this was done on purpose so we could see how she grows a character. Here's hoping her character develops in the next book. The chemistry between Ruby and Arcus was super hot. I found myself swooning at times and I really liked their relationship. My fave romances are always hate-to-love and this was one of my favourites. A wonderful fantasy debut written by a fellow Canadian, I couldn't put it down until it was finished. Can't wait for the next book and you'll be sure I'll be requesting an ARC of the next book.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kinda like Red Queen, No? Still good nonetheless.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique from/but similar to Red Queen I first agreed to review this novel because it sounded extremely similar to the book Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and I was interested to see how Blake was going to distinguish her tale. I must say, she took a similar idea and made it completely her own. I actually enjoyed this novel more because I felt her ancient backstory surrounding the fire and ice powers really solidified everything. The power building was beautiful and our main character Ruby was strong and sassy, even when she was feeling physically weak. She overcame great sadness and loss in order to save her kingdom. Ruby was partially blinded by revenge along the way, but eventually let go and took the right path towards becoming a true hero. Similar Novels: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst. Bonus: Canadian Author!
Date published: 2016-09-12

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"Fast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue, Frostblood will keep you frozen in place until the last page and then leave you burning for more."-Lori M. Lee, author of Gates of Thread and Stone