Happy Book Birthday to Elly Blake! Today Elly’s first novel was released and it’s the first in a ya high fantasy series. I was lucky enough to grab an e-arc of this from Netgalley.
Frostblood (Frostblood saga #1) by Elly Blake
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.
Frostblood by Elly Blake is the first book in a ya fantasy series and it was really good. The story revolves around Ruby a teenage girl who is a fireblood, which means she has the power of fire and she lives in a country that is ruled by an evil frostblood king.
Ruby was a really good character, she is feisty and has a lot of spirit. She is a conflicted character, she wants to obey her mother and not use her powers but she also wants to learn to control her powers like her grandmother was teaching her to do before she died. Ruby is a good and kind and likes to help people but she has a temper and I find that makes her more relateable. She is a smart-ass and she sometimes let her temper get the best of her in situations but she tries.
As for the story itself, I love fantasy and I love magic this book had both so already a good start. The surprises that Elly put in the book were really good, some I had no idea that the book was going to turn that way. The more I read the more questions I began to have and now I have questions that need to be answered, because I have a theory about Ruby and I need to know if I’m right.
Frostblood has magical powers, an evil king, gods, secrets, fighting, romance and more. The writing was really good, I love the characters and the plot was excellent. Frostblood grabbed my attention and held it all the way through. I can’t wait to see what happens to Ruby in the next book, Fireblood.