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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 revengeDespite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating yet irresistible Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing 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


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  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    Have you read any mainstream YA fantasy book over the past few years If so, it is likely you have already experienced this book with different character names.Frostblood is just so unremarkable Everything about it is familiar and predictable, leading to a read that offered up no excitement, no need to keep turning the pages It often feels as if YA fantasy publishers deliberately go looking for new authors to retell the same old recycled plots Stick an attractive cover on the front and let Have you read any mainstream YA fantasy book over the past few years If so, it is likely you have already experienced this book with different character names.Frostblood is just so unremarkable Everything about it is familiar and predictable, leading to a read that offered up no excitement, no need to keep turning the pages It often feels as if YA fantasy publishers deliberately go looking for new authors to retell the same old recycled plots Stick an attractive cover on the front and lets see if we can fool people into buying the same book over and over again.This book follows the heroine Ruby who is a Fireblood in a world where Frostbloods are the ruling class Once again, this world is split evenly into two societal groups an overdone technique that I find particularly lazy It s the same with the Reds and Silvers in Red Queen, the Reds and Golds in Red Rising, and the Shotet and Thuvhe from Carve the Mark, as well as others If only the world were that simple If only there were just two groups of people with differences There is just no depth or complexity to a this vs this world.Also, Ruby was uninteresting and bland I feel like I have nothing to remember her by and it was really difficult to become invested in her story and troubles The book opens with her mother being murdered and Ruby being captured by Frostblood soldiers incidentally, this opening is almost identical to Carve the Mark, where Akos father is murdered by the Shotet before Akos, himself, is captured There s nothing here I haven t read before.Then, of course, the plot takes a completely mindblowing turn when our standard heroine with elemental powers easy way of adding some magic without having to think too much about a magic system teams up with a hot guy Arcus to get revenge on the royals who wronged her Is it just me or are you getting d j vu as well And I don t know why so many authors think there is anything interesting about pages and pages of training It s mind numbing But wait Just when you thought this was all looking familiar, Arcus reveals his dum, dum, dum, DARK PAST Yes, that s right Arcus is a very boring, very typical love interest, with very unoriginal secrets A lot of YA fantasy is tropey and contains all the same elements, that s true, so maybe you could say I m being harsh But this book s problem is not just a series of components that make it derivative it also has a very lackluster style The writing did nothing to draw me in dramatic events came and went without being engaging There can be slow parts in any book, but even the most dynamic chapters didn t hold any fire for me.To add a tiny bit of credit where it s due by far the most interesting aspect of this book was the exploration of how one can be blamed for the actions of others they are grouped with For example, the actions of a few radicals, whether they be Firebloods, POC, Muslims or feminists, can be used to make sweeping and false generalizations about all the others in said group This is interesting and rather appropriate right now Too bad it got lost under everything else.To summarize Frostblood and my review feel so very familiar I long for something new and different in YA fantasy.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


  2. Khurram Khurram says:

    This is a Awsome debut novel It is excellent by any novels standards I was recommended this as I really liked the Throne of Glass and the story the story telling is right on par with this great series If you grew up with fairytales and love superheroes you will love this story.Ruby is a Fireblood meaning she can generate frie in a land ruled by by Frostbloods the ability to generate ice , this isthat enough to get her killed Thought the basics of her power by her grandmother, she is This is a Awsome debut novel It is excellent by any novels standards I was recommended this as I really liked the Throne of Glass and the story the story telling is right on par with this great series If you grew up with fairytales and love superheroes you will love this story.Ruby is a Fireblood meaning she can generate frie in a land ruled by by Frostbloods the ability to generate ice , this isthat enough to get her killed Thought the basics of her power by her grandmother, she is hidden away by her mother However when her secret is discovered and cost her everything she holds dear, she is burning for one thing revenge When an opportunity is presented to her, she is dubious of trusting her natural enemies as allies.This story has it all, well written, well paced, action, romance, and even great character development I like that fact that the characters natural personalities match their powers Ruby is fire so hot tempered, where as Frostbloods are portrayed is emotionally cold as they are powerful However the characters are not one dimensional the all develop through the story Ruby is constantly second guessing herself, but when she makes a decision she is determined to see it through no matter the cost to herself I really enjoyed this book, and can t wait for the next one


  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Reading Frostblood was a lot like reading Storm Siren for me, in terms of experience.And I m not only referring to the fact that both struggled to hold my interest The characters in them have powers similar to Elsa s from Frozen, especially Ruby who very much wants to be the new Elsa.Indeed, the real problem is that those powers may be impressive I mean, come on, who associates power with trash No one but they re not entertaining to read about Maybe on TV, this story would hav Reading Frostblood was a lot like reading Storm Siren for me, in terms of experience.And I m not only referring to the fact that both struggled to hold my interest The characters in them have powers similar to Elsa s from Frozen, especially Ruby who very much wants to be the new Elsa.Indeed, the real problem is that those powers may be impressive I mean, come on, who associates power with trash No one but they re not entertaining to read about Maybe on TV, this story would have engaged my interest a little , but on paper the powers are not in 3 D, if you follow me.Plus, really, how many times have you heard this premise hero heroine is wronged by royally, therefore, he she concocts a plan to kill or overthrown them And that s all they can think about revenge.Do I see some hands raising Nothing new I m actually feeling a bit unpatriotic right now, seeing that Elly Blake is Canadian and we all know that most books are written by American authors, so I felt quite proud of this lady for publishing a fantasy novel that seemed absolutely stupendous.But it s not impressive, sadly Even the writing has nothing new to offer And I just really dislike how the blurb makes this big fuss about a certain competition between frostbloods and firebloods because, as you ll see if you end up reading the book, it really isn t a huge scene in the story.And the romance, bleh bleh bleh I m trying here to find something positive to say about this book, and maybe the only thing I could say about it, something that can be said about most YA fantasy novels, is that this MAY appeal to you, if you have little to no experience with these types of novels Sounds familiar I must have mentioned this in dozens of my other negative reviews of YA fantasy novels.I ll just watch Frozen now If Frostblood is good for something, it s to give you the irresistible need to play that movie.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


  4. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Fire Meets Frost Ruby is a fireblood that her mother has tried to keep hidden because firebloods are being killed out by the frostbloods, at least the evil ones She s very powerful but can t control her power as no one has trained heruntilArcus is a frostblood and he s also very powerful He is also something else that I can t tell you about, you have to read the book He saves Ruby from a prison she was taken to when they evil ones found her They killed her mother, she wants King Rasm Fire Meets Frost Ruby is a fireblood that her mother has tried to keep hidden because firebloods are being killed out by the frostbloods, at least the evil ones She s very powerful but can t control her power as no one has trained heruntilArcus is a frostblood and he s also very powerful He is also something else that I can t tell you about, you have to read the book He saves Ruby from a prison she was taken to when they evil ones found her They killed her mother, she wants King Rasmus to die Arcus takes Ruby back to the Abbey where she meets some wonderful people One being Brother Thistle They want to train her to use her fire and control it Brother Thistle and Arcus have their work cut out for them but it mostly works out in the end They want to help her be able to take down King Rasmus Until Ruby is captured by the King s minions and brought back to his castle to fight in his pits She is set up against people, animals, frostblood s She hopes to be able to kill the king but will her plan every come into play Maybe, maybe not, there is something else about the kinghe s not quite right Will Ruby with the help of Arcus be able to defeat the darkness You shall see, when you read it I enjoyed the book I love Arcus, he s my frost king There were a few things in the book that made me want to smack Ruby but it was still good Sometimes it seemed like she could have used her powers before getting caught Either way, it worked out good enough for me I will leave you with a funny little EXCERPTHow did you find me He unclenched his jaw to answer When Wheatgerm returned to the stables, I followed her tracks until they disappeared And then I heard someone bellowing nonsense, and I knew it must be you Who the blazes is Wheatgerm The horse you stole from the abbey, he said as if talking to a simpleton You mean Butter And I didn t steal her I borrowed her I take it she s safe Cold and tired, but safe in the stables eating like she s half starved Which she probably is, thanks to you And her name isn t Butter It is now She s not yours to name She s mine in spirit now that we ve had an adventure together And her name suits her She s soft and yellow, like butter He made a disgusted sound If we all had names to suit us, you d be called Thorn in My Backside Or Plague of the Gods I prickled at his scathing tone And you d be Miserable Blockhead Is that the best you could do Give me time I m half frozenI just love Ruby and Arcus MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List


  5. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    I ve lowered my rating to a 4,towards a 3.5 upon further thought 4.5 First off I m super excited because this author lives in my town which does not happen often But I ended up enjoying this a lotthan I had thought I would I think I found the cover off putting mine is an ARC and has a different cover than that pictured I loved the world divided by binaries and watching those binaries blur It was a really cool read P.S A video review will be going up closer to the publication dat I ve lowered my rating to a 4,towards a 3.5 upon further thought 4.5 First off I m super excited because this author lives in my town which does not happen often But I ended up enjoying this a lotthan I had thought I would I think I found the cover off putting mine is an ARC and has a different cover than that pictured I loved the world divided by binaries and watching those binaries blur It was a really cool read P.S A video review will be going up closer to the publication date Received ARC from Indigo Books and Music, many thanks to them


  6. Ben Alderson Ben Alderson says:

    UPDATEREAD THIS FOR THE SECOND TIME LOVED IT.I really am enjoying my re reading journey through books I loved I read this book in one sitting today, my god it was good Elly Blake has taken a world divided by belief and power She has created strong characters, with strong bonds AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE DISPLAY OF THE POWERS IN THIS BOOK.Really really enjoyed this novel and I look forward to reading the follow up next year. omg next year, I might cry if i have to wait long


  7. elena elena says:

    Stillness was a kind of violence in the hands of people who played at handing out painThis was the typical YA fantasy book that you see everywhere else It s got similar plot twists, similar heroine s and hero s, the typical romance, the action that is set somewhere, the similar settings it s all similar but it s also something I don t get tired of Elly Blake actually managed to make me laugh, smile, scream inside, and basically cover my mouth as the ending was coming because iStillness was a kind of violence in the hands of people who played at handing out painThis was the typical YA fantasy book that you see everywhere else It s got similar plot twists, similar heroine s and hero s, the typical romance, the action that is set somewhere, the similar settings it s all similar but it s also something I don t get tired of Elly Blake actually managed to make me laugh, smile, scream inside, and basically cover my mouth as the ending was coming because it was something I didn t expect Frostblood is about Ruby, a 17 year old who is a Fireblood living in a world of Frostbloods so just by knowing that, the reader knows that Ruby doesn t get along with her people because they are either different than her, are her enemies, or are afraid of her powers One day, soldiers come looking for this Fireblood to kill her because they want to get rid of Fireblood s as soon as they can since it s been happening for quite some time now and there are really no Fireblood s left and once they find Ruby and her mother, Ruby knows she has to do something to run away Because Ruby doesn t know how to use her gift, how to control her fire abilities, her mother ends up defending her when a soldier was about to kill her and ends up dying, leaving Ruby alone and is taken away to a prison cell Days later, 2 strangers arrive where Ruby is and offer her something she doesn t think she could regret kill the Frost King and she will earn freedom Hearing the word freedom is all Ruby could think about, so she agrees to do the task she is offered, but the thing is, she doesn t know what her task is and doesn t really realize what she just got herself into until seeing it Arcus, one of the people who carried her out to escape and be taken away to train doesn t see her as anything but dangerous and is tired of having to need because he believes in what they have told him that the Fireblood is the key to peace Ruby begins training at this different place with people that are nothing like her and little did she know that she would be able to trust some of these people, and even fall in love with the icy young man As she begins this train, Ruby is actually taken away to another cell but instead of staying there suffering, she is forced to fight and battle in the pit of the Frostblood King against Frostbloods when she is a Fireblood Ruby, being forced to become stronger than she thought she was, starts gaining this powerful strength delivered from the light or darkness and doesn t realize what she can do until after This might just be her chance to complete the task and kill the ruthless ruler and get revenge and what he has done to her.Frostblood wasn t new Like I said, it was the typical YA fantasy that has sights of romance and a new ship that may or may not sink which is making me scream inside because I ended up shipping Arcus and Ruby The fantasy elements are the same ones you would see in other books, like Red Queen and Snow like Ashes I admit I don t get tired of it I understand the hate an author can get because readers think they are basically copying another work of another author and making it theirs in ways, changing the plot, the world building, the characters, the fantasy elements changing everything but then, I really don t care I m here reading a book and I m entertained I like it, I finish it, and maybe I ll cry.But I didn t hate Frostblood, I merely enjoyed it.The characters were okay The world building was okay Everything was okay In fantasy books, I can never relate to characters and see where they re coming from, and Ruby was no different She was the typical heroine that has a gift she doesn t know how to use unless she gets trained Arcus was the typical hero in the story that has a secret past dark or not that reveals it later but to be honest, it s kind of obvious in Part 1 of the story view spoiler There are lines where he is named god and I knew from that instant that he was the lost King and not his brother hide spoiler Ruby was quite boring, I admit, but at least she managed to fight well enough to survive and live, and to become the champion of the king The typical things we see in YA fantasy novels like Throne of Glass Her abilities improved, which reminded me of Mare from Red Queen and I was quite happy she did because she was really boring at first that I couldn t really care about her Ruby wasn t that strong, but she managed to survive in the battle and she even made history view spoiler by becoming the first Fireblood to defeat a Frostblood Hooray hide spoiler When I come to think of it, 2 stars is what this deserves from me I kind of agree with Emily May and her review, where you see such similarities when you re reading this and all you get are vibes from other books I m not the biggest fan of fantasy myself, but this was quite bland and unoriginal Arcus has his dark past secret past that he reveals in the end and it wasn t surprising I ve said this quite some times now, but I am not the kind of person that will predict something when it comes to a book I try my best to not think about what will happen next because I want to find out which is the point of reading but in Frostblood, it was so obvious Arcus now, was someone I ended up loving when I hated him at first I hated his attitude in the beginning and did not agree with the way he would treat Ruby, but then he managed to change a little because she changed him in ways Yes, they are cute together, and I was so happy to read moments of them together after they shared their kiss, but it wasn t surprising where I was just left shocked and or surprised I was just rooting for them and was hoping they would end up together Arcus was the typical aggressive hero in books, which is the type I like, depending on how they are and I can see why he was an asshole to Ruby at first I loved how he was a warrior and he acted like one, he spoke like a nobleman, he would fight when he needed to, and he was there for his people, including Ruby, when he knew they needed him He would also care for his people and would treat them with such care and I just loved that so much I loved him, I really did, I just hated him in the beginning because he was so harsh with Ruby when she was just learning about her gift how to use it, how to control it Of course, his character grew on me and although I didn t swoon, the way he would act around Ruby and smile or grin was just so cute and it always made me smile.Arcus was one of the characters that I can spend all day talking about how much I love him view spoiler He started crying when his brother died but thanked Ruby for that and I was just weak left weakhide spoiler I want him and Ruby to be together throughout the whole trilogy and it makes me sad because I sense a love triangle in the second book and I really don t want that I don t want Ruby to go for another guy when it might just be her worst choice when she already has the perfect guy there, loving her and caring for her and waiting for her He s a dark warrior who trained her and fell for her and basically offered his life for her after he makes sure she is safe in the city Whatcould Ruby possibly wantArcus is precious, strong, and I love him He changed for the best and he s weak when it comes to Ruby and I love that I admit I don t rate books with half stars, but this book deserves 2 1 2 stars because I ve come to the point where I realize that I love Arcus despite the hate I had for him in the beginning I just needArcus and Ruby moments and if Blake doesn t give me that, I will be very disappointed and I will be a ranty bitch about it in my review for the second book view spoiler Also, there s finally a book where there is a lost king and I m sure there are muchbut I have not read them There s always a lost princess or queen, a lost rightful ruler that was seen to be dead or killed, and it was the same with Arcus, but he was the lost king ARCUS IS ARELIUS ARKANUS, SON OF AKUR, ELDER BROTHER TO RASMUS THE CURRENT FROST KING THAT RUBY MANAGED TO KILL IN FRONT OF HIS BROTHER WHICH WAS SAD BUT SHE HAD TO AND I DONT KNOW HOW IT WILL BE FOR HIM TO RECLAIM HIS THRONE BUT I WAS HAPPY WHEN I FOUND OUT actually I predicted it which is why this lost a star for being too predictable IF RUBY DOESNT BECOME THE FROSTBLOOD QUEEN OR SOMETHING I WILL SUE AND THROW MY BOOK EVERYWHERE I come to you as Arelius Arkanus, son of Akur, elder brother to Rasmus I was burned by an assassin and left for dead But I did not die. hide spoiler Now back to things that I didn t like Ruby s power was also weak, and I was upset how she couldn t become stronger before view spoiler becoming the champion of the King hide spoiler The way she trained and tried was just boring, bland, dull, and she was just a boring character in general I m probably complaining too much about her, but it s true I wish she was able to control itand was able to gainstrength from her training When it came to her mother s death, I expected her to literally become a ball of flames or just explode into fire or something and kill soldiers The book started off with her practicing her powers so I thought she would know something, or a littlethan what she already knew, so like in other novels, I thought she was gonna get strength from seeing her dead mother the one who gave her strength and accepted her no matter who she was but instead, she was just so weak You know those books where the hero or heroine cry so hard because they are seeing a loved one die, just fall away, and as they are crying out tears, they get strength from it Like they re seeing this person die in their arms, they re seeing this important person fade away and they know they will never see them again, and suddenly they just explode because they are taking something or someone so special from their life so they let out all of their anger and everything justEXPLODES Well, I expected that from Ruby But I didn t get it.Instead, she was taken away and was locked up in that prison cell that she managed to survive The plot twist was not surprising It was predictable, which like I said, is something I usually don t get, but it was there The world building was also okay. The plot twist can be seen since Arcus reveals some of his personality He was called view spoiler a god by a Brother and when Ruby asked about his patience, a Brother would answer that that is the patience of a God, so I figured he was the God of the North or some kind of King hide spoiler I was actually glad he was secretly falling for Ruby and the nicknames he had for her were just so cute, like his little inferno, but I just wasn t satisfied with everything There isn t really much romance until around 100 pages, which I was completely fine with because that is completely normal in pretty much all books that have romance in it Frostblood is the kind of novel that has 2 main characters that go from enemies to lovers and I loved that I love the kind of books that form a well developed relationship like that, and this didn t fail to do that No matter how long it takes, I am here for that ship, and I will live for that ship I also recommend not reading the description for the second book because there are minor spoilers from this book.Another thing I did enjoy was how the Brother s had patience with Ruby They were supportive of her and believed in her, unlike Arcus in the beginning, and I was happy about that I was happy she had people by her side and I was happy she was able to call them friends Even if they weren t considered friends, they felt like friends when they were together Reading those chapters made me happy because Ruby realized a lot of things about her that she didn t know view spoiler She s either a healer like her mother or she s the daughter of darkness.Honestly, I think she s the daughter of darkness because the third book since this is supposed to be a trilogy I guess is called Darkblood so I guess she will go from a Frostblood to a Fireblood to a Darkblood I mean, doesn t the title give it all away hide spoiler Overall, Frostblood was an okay book I was debating whether or not this book deserves 2 or 3 stars, but I skimmed some pages and I hated most of the beginning Ruby wasn t an interesting character and she wasn t the kind of heroine that I enjoy reading about It took me a while to get used to Arcus character only to completely fall in love with him I did say I laughed Elly blake did manage to make me laugh but it was Arcus attitude toward Ruby although I felt bad If you re just starting to read YA Fantasy, this would be a good start If you enjoyed Red Queen I m sure you ll enjoy this one If you didn t, I would still recommend it because I have some friends who enjoyed this one and completely disliked Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.


  8. Ahmed Ejaz Ahmed Ejaz says:

    A focused mind is a powerful toolFrostblood is one of the books which I enjoyed the most After Red Queen, I was wantingon blood discrimination And few days ago I found this piece of writing which I will never forget.The most important thing I liked in this book is its way of writing It is just beyond amazing At least for me I enjoyed reading how author expressed things How she made me smile by some jokes in conversations, made me excited by the action scenes, made me sad by soA focused mind is a powerful toolFrostblood is one of the books which I enjoyed the most After Red Queen, I was wantingon blood discrimination And few days ago I found this piece of writing which I will never forget.The most important thing I liked in this book is its way of writing It is just beyond amazing At least for me I enjoyed reading how author expressed things How she made me smile by some jokes in conversations, made me excited by the action scenes, made me sad by some scenes In short this is one of the best writing styles I have ever read OVERVIEW Ruby is a Fireblood, the kind which is not acceptable in the kingdom where the Frost King, Rasmus, rules Her mother is killed in an attack by the Soldiers of Frost King In the attack, Ruby is imprisoned by them But she gets free by the rebels who wants to remove Rasmus from power They are planning to use Ruby for their purpose But Ruby has her purpose also Revenge Revenge of her mother s death.The he very big surprise is rebels are also the Frostbloods They are doing this for a reason.Rasmus, Frost King, hates Firebloods for a reason That s why he kills them THINGS I LIKED Discrimination, I liked how the world is divided in Firebloods and Frostbloods Arcus, this character is just amazing My favourite male character after Paxton from Great Hunt He was just a mystery till the end of the book The book revealed his mystery in a very well manner I liked the way his character was written Even though I found him rude in the beginning but eventually I came to know why he was rude Arena Scenes, those were very well written I was literally feeling that I was watching these scenes I was Feeling the atmosphere of arena view spoiler Death Scene of Captain killer of Ruby s mother , Ruby was giving him the chance to save his life She became soft hearted because of his daughter and wife were in the arena even though he didn t deserve mercy But Captain, out of pride, didn t listen Entry of Arcus in Arena, whoa I couldn t believe what I was reading when this scene came I was just stunned But equally feeling good Relationship of Arcus and Ruby, that was nice I liked them being together But when the Rasmus came, I got afraid I was thinking that Ruby might begin to love him But thank God that didn t came Otherwise I wouldn t have liked it Because I had already liked the Arcus and Ruby I wouldn t have liked Rasmus in between hide spoilerThose who can t control themselves will find themselves under the control of othersRANDOM THOUGHTS This book is divided into two parts Some people may get bored by the first part But I didn t Even though that was little boring This is the beauty of this book Even in little boring scenes, author keeps giving us little bits which keep us curious Regardless, I enjoyed both parts equally After reading this book, I have found my new favourite author Elly Blake I will be looking forward tobooks from herWeapons and hot tempers make a dangerous pairMarch 9, 2017


  9. Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ says:

    DNF 37%I don t usually rate books I DNF unless I make it to 50%, but this book has me bittereven though it s pretty much my fault Still I got drawn into the hype and pretty cover and so, I bought not only this book in hardcoverbut also books two and threeBecause IDIOT Regardless, you can imagine how much I wanted to love and persevere through this thing and its successors But alas, as much as I loathe wasting money, I just can t force myself to pick this book up any It basica DNF 37%I don t usually rate books I DNF unless I make it to 50%, but this book has me bittereven though it s pretty much my fault Still I got drawn into the hype and pretty cover and so, I bought not only this book in hardcoverbut also books two and threeBecause IDIOT Regardless, you can imagine how much I wanted to love and persevere through this thing and its successors But alas, as much as I loathe wasting money, I just can t force myself to pick this book up any It basically reads like every other YA fantasy romance you ve ever read before, except SHITTY I have read and rated highly many a cliched YA in my time, but this one just isn t cutting the mustard The writing is blah, the characters are wooden and one dimensional, and the magic system is non existent The only silver lining here is that I get to pare down my physical tbr by three books, albeit not via the avenue I would prefer Thankfully though, I have since trained myself to stop buying entire series at once without first reading and loving book one I still have a few unread series on my shelves which were purchased before said training took place, but hopefully I have better luck with those Onward


  10. Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ says:

    As promised, here is the Frostblood giveaway andon our blog sponsored by Little, Brown Click here to enterFrostblood is one of those books that you see and you know you just have to read it If not from the cover alone umm, hello pretty cover , then by the promising synopsis I first saw this book back in early winter it popped up out of nowhere and stole my heart before I even read it It was a case of love at first sight, and I knew nothing would do until I had this book in mAs promised, here is the Frostblood giveaway andon our blog sponsored by Little, Brown Click here to enterFrostblood is one of those books that you see and you know you just have to read it If not from the cover alone umm, hello pretty cover , then by the promising synopsis I first saw this book back in early winter it popped up out of nowhere and stole my heart before I even read it It was a case of love at first sight, and I knew nothing would do until I had this book in my hands And, finally, riiiiight before it was about to come out, I got the opportunity from Little, Brown to receive a again, GORGEOUS finished copy to enjoy And enjoy I did There wasn t one moment where I wasn t fully engrossed in this story From page one on, I was hooked I honestly am just the easiest person to please with YA fantasy give me a young tortured male with a heart made of ice pretty much literally and figuratively , a hate hate relationship and I Am SOLD She s not yours to name She s mine in spirit now that we ve had an adventure together And her name suits her She s soft and yellow, like butter He made a disgusted sound If we all had names to suit us, you d be called Thorn in My Backside Or Plague of the Gods I prickled at his scathing tone And you d be Miserable Blockhead Is that the best you can do Give me time I m half frozen This book was clearly no exception The first chapter broke my heart immediately I mean whyyyyy making it clear from the start that the author didn t mind getting her hands dirty I like that I like that a LOT, and, eventhan that, I respect it immensely I m not above setting a heavy precedent it gives a book fire, passion, a reason to fight and I ve always loved that Ruby is a Fireblood, a hunted people that can produce, you guessed it, fire, and who are immensely hot to the touch Hunted by Frostbloods, the rare Firebloods who have not been found and executed or sent to compete for sure death yet are forced to hide, to keep themselves scarce You speak as if I m as heavy as an ox, I said Last week I was a bundle of sticks You re still too thin Perhaps if I gain some weight, you won t call me a stick any You may hope to one day be a branch Ruby is in hiding with her mother in a village, not able to practice her craft or live freely as she d hope One thing leads to another, and Ruby is saved from a certain death after being captured by the Frostblood king s guardby none other than Frostblood rebels the infuriating Arcus being one of them I must say, I ADORED Arcus He was moody, wounded, but loyal to all those around him and Ruby s biggest ally Well eventually but he was always a driving force in helping her train, in helping her become the best she could be And my touch threatens that somehow In a way I brought you here to prepare you for a huge task, he said, dipping the cloth in the water and touching it to my cheek again An enormous weight rests on your shoulders I sighed, irritated at the reminder of what made me truly important I wanted to meanto Arcus than a way to melt the throne And now I wonder if I can let you go, he added quietly After seeing who Ruby is, how fiercely she wants to help, he starts to secretly fall for her, starts doing everything in his power to change what the rebel group wants from Ruby, to find literally any other way.because their plan leads to nothing but suicide I just loved how antagonistic these two were towards each other and how they slowly began to find solace in one another it was sweet, slow burning, and the way he wanted to protect her, even when he didn t like her, melted my not so icy little heart And the fact that the rebel plan included him not leaving her side Come on Just come on, sighs I lubbs him I really do Who else is there He asked What Fireblood will do this but you What if I destroy the throne When it s all over, are you just going to I waved a hand disappear into the air like mist From the time we leave the abbey until you re safely back again, I ll protect you with my life So, you know, once again I feel like I m out on a limb here, by myself, loving a book that s absolutely wonderful all by myself I don t get it What isn t to like Swoony boy Loyal boy Fierce boy Fierce girl Mortal enemies Enemies to lovers Perilistic ending Tons of male male male male NEED ANY MORE HINTS sacrifice Tons of win You people are crazy but that s okay This book is wonderful and I will proudly display this beauty on my shelf forever Forof my reviews, please visitUmmmAwkward I guess I m the black sheep againwhenever will I fit in Lol oh waitI DON T CARE sings Guiltyyyyyy P Starting this beauty Thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy in advance