Frostblood: Frostblood Saga (Book 1)
by Elly Blake
“Enter a world where fire and ice are mortal enemies…
Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She’s spent her whole life in hiding.
Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.
She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus – a Frostblood rebel – by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?
Ruby will only have one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn…”
I heard about Frostblood at the end of last year and thought it looked pretty cool (yes, I judged by a book by its cover), so I decided I wanted to read it. Although I knew nothing about it except for the blurb.
Ruby is a Fireblood (someone who can wield fire), her mother is a healer and is trying to keep Ruby hidden from the Frost King and his soldiers. However, she is found and dragged to prison. After 6 months in prison, with her emotions and feelings locked away deep inside, she is broken free by two mysterious hooded strangers, who spirit her away to a monastery to train her about her powers.
Oh my gosh, I read that in 5 hours of reading, but that was part one before bed and part two the following afternoon. Frostblood was incredible, I was hooked straight away and I did not want to let go. There were quite a few twists and turns, I did not see the ending happening the way it did, I cannot wait for Fireblood. I went through all the emotions, I think I may have squealed at one point in shock, I definitely laughed and cried.
I think my favourite part was when Ruby was at the monastery, it was really nice to see her interacting with other characters and learning how to control her powers, as she hadn’t had anyone to help her before. I also really enjoyed the part where you heard the story about how Frostbloods and Firebloods came to be with the Wind Gods and Goddesses sending down their power.
My favourite characters were definitely Ruby, Arcus, Brother Thistle, Dorenna, Marella and Braka. I love seeng the relationships build and how the characters develop. All the characters are so well written that they draw you even more into the story.
Frostblood ends on a cliffhanger, as the series continues in Fireblood (out September 12th).
While reading this book, I described it as a girl who learns about herself while having to complete a mission. I would recommend Frostblood to older teens and adults. 5 out of 5.