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FrostFire (Ruan #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  588 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
Frost is possessed by a wolf demon that brings death everywhere she goes. When she is captured by a band of warriors sworn to protect their country from rebel fighters she has to prove she is not an enemy.
Paperback, UK, 439 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Walker (first published June 21st 2012)
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Zoë Marriott
Jan 29, 2012 Zoë Marriott rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Eh... you know, I did write the thing. I kinda have to think it's good.
Frostblüte lies sich sehr flüssig und leicht lesen. Zum einen liest man die Geschichte die gegenwärtlich passiert, dann gibt es Rückblenden und Frosts Träume. Die Charaktere sind ziemlich stereotypisch, allerdings kann man das irgendwann nach vielen Büchern die man gelesen hat, wahrscheinlich über alle Charaktere sagen. Mir kommt es schon seit einiger Zeit bei so ziemlich jedem Buch so vor, als würde ich die Personen bereits kennne und so auch schon vorher vorraussehen können wie sie handeln und ...more
Oct 24, 2015 Luna rated it it was amazing
I love everything about this book. Everything!
I even love the love triangle and I dislike love triangles with a vengeance.
(Say that 3 times fast and you can have a cupcake.)

When writing reviews I try really hard not to gush, given my fangirldom of Sunshine (Robin McKinley) I actually thought I delivered a pretty balanced review on that book… – I’ll be gushing over Frostfire.

Gush 1: The writing.

Gush 2: The story.

Gush 3: Frost.

Gush 3b: The remaining characters

Gush 4: The relationships. I’m incl
Aug 27, 2012 Isabel rated it it was amazing
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Jul 08, 2012 Calla rated it really liked it
Wow. I really loved Frostfire! This is definetely ZM's best book so far. Reasons why:

The writing is beautiful, as are the setting and characters.
Frost, is at first scared and feeble, uncontrollable strength coming to her only when she is possessed by a dark battle-raged wolf. She joins the hill guard, falls in love and confronts her past and becomes the confident heroic badass with an axe she was destined to be. She is a brilliant faulted coloured lady who develops beautifully throughout the no
Jul 17, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
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Review by Madison

Frost, a girl who is possessed by the wolf believes she is dangerous and a murderer destined to live apart from everyone else. While trying to save someone's live she is captured by a group of warriors trying to regain their country from rebel fighters. Escape seems like the only option to keep both herself and the warriors safe. When the possibility of freedom, love and a home appear in the form of Luca and Arian, Frost can only be with one of them. Her battle with the wolf ins
Mikka Gottstein
Oct 22, 2013 Mikka Gottstein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wer sich das Cover anschaut und dann den Klappentext liest, wird sich vielleicht denken: och nö, nicht schon WIEDER so eine kitschige Werwolf-Liebesgeschichte! Davon gibt es doch schon viel zu viele! Falsch gedacht, denn erstens geht es hier tatsächlich NICHT um Werwölfe, und zweitens ist die Liebesgeschichte sehr dezent und zurückhaltend geschildert... Und dennoch wunderbar romantisch.

Normalerweise tue ich mich mit High Fantasy (also Fantasy, die in einer anderen Welt spielt) eher schwer, aber
Emma Christina
Jul 12, 2012 Emma Christina rated it it was amazing
Another stunner! The characters were perfectly flawed, strong and complex. Although Shadows on the Moon is still my favourite of her books, this was definately worth more than 4 stars. My heart leapt and broke with the characters, truly beautiful writing. If i could have any authors talent with words, Zoe would definately be one of my first choices. The only problem i found with this book, which continues to irk me, is that not enough people have open the cover, because after page one you are ho ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Yaa marked it as to-read
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Jul 20, 2012 Serendipity Reviews rated it it was amazing
Zoë Marriot is one of those authors I adore. When I receive a book by her, I know I will be lost in a fantasy world from the moment I begin reading to the final paragraph on the last page. Her writing is just so evocative, I find my emotions become entwined with her words and I react alongside the characters to the events that occur in the book.

FrostFire is set in the same world as Daughter of the Flames, which is the only book by this author I haven't read. I didn't feel that I needed to read
Jul 19, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
The blurb of Frostfire cannot express the ride this novel will take you on. If you read it around people they may wonder why you have gone from laughing hysterically to sobbing into your hanky within no time at all – and yeah, definitely have a hanky to hand.

The three main characters are some of the most developed and three dimensional characters I have read about in a long time. Frost is simultaneously a very strong character, who has pulled herself through a lot, and at the same time such a ve
Aug 13, 2012 Hallie rated it really liked it
Four and a half stars.

Grabbed this after Rebecca Anderson tweeted that she'd just finished and loved it, and very glad she did. (Also, Zoë Marriott kindly let me know that there was no need to read the two Ruan books in order.) Beautiful writing, great setting - I'll definitely be reading more by Marriott - and a convincingly untrusting heroine. (The remedy to the insta-love of the YA fantasy might just be PTSD!) To put this very vaguely, I resisted the golden boy by whom everyone is smitten in
Sydney Mugerwa
Nov 20, 2014 Sydney Mugerwa rated it it was ok
Frostfire is like the United Nations of cliches. You want headstrong heroines? Dashing heroes? Love triangles? Romance? Fantastical superpowers? Racial representation? Sexual orientations? Anticipated love triangle resolutions? Boy meets Girl meets World? I could go on and on and all my criteria would be met.

Having read Shadows on the Moon like so many other Zoe Marriot fans, I was colossally disappointed with Frostfire. The writing style seems resigned and uninspired. Give-'em-what-they-want.
Nov 22, 2014 Thenia rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, series, 2014
The story of Frost, a girl with a secret burden on a desperate mission to find a way to be free of it. On her way to a place where she thought she'd find the answers, her path crosses with that of Luca and Arian, the captain of the hill guard and his lieutenant, and their lives intertwine and change forever.

Interesting world, realistic characters and original ideas. While I enjoyed the romance between Frost and Luca, I wasn't as invested in it as I would have liked and found myself wondering abo
Nov 12, 2015 WüstenEule rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich bin normalerweise jemand, der zunächst nach dem Cover eines Buches geht. Um so glücklicher bin ich, dass ich dies dieses Mal nicht getan habe, denn mir gefällt das Cover so gar nicht. Aber es geht ja auch um den Inhalt.
Und der hat mir mehr als gut gefallen! Zunächst die Charaktere. Stereotypisch und unstereotypisch zugleich. Die Verbindung der einzelnen Charaktere, die so voller Wärme ist.
Auch die Geschichte war wundervoll. Einfach nur wundervoll. Ich habe am Ende sogar die ein oder andere T
Jun 19, 2015 Ruby-Celtic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Covergestaltung:

Das Taschenbuchcover finde ich sehr interessant und hat mich dadurch erst neugierig gemacht, ansonsten wäre ich vielleicht gar nicht auf die Leserunde aufmerksam geworden.

Der Wolf, welcher ein Mädchen beherbergt. Ein interessantes Bild, welches ansprechend, mysteriös und geheimnisvoll wirkt. :)

Der Inhalt:

Es geht um Frost, welche nach vielen Hürden die ihr als Kind bisher begegnen sind nun versucht eine Lösung zu finden. Diese Lösung für ihr leidiges Problem soll sie laut eine
Apr 27, 2015 Gesil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 09, 2014 Amelien rated it really liked it
Innere Dämonen

Frost ein starkes Mädchen, welches allein mit ihrer Axt, dass einzige was sie von ihren verstorbenen Vater besitzt, durch die Wälder irrt. Auf der Suche nach Arbeit, Essen und einer Unterkunft. Nie hält sie sich lange an einem Ort auf, immer auf der Flucht, aus Angst das sie anderen schaden könnte. Nachdem auch ihre Mutter gestorben ist, zu der sie kein gutes Verhältnis hatte, ist Frost das Mädchen mit dem inneren Wolf, ganz allein.
Eines Tages als sie durch die Wälder streift, trif
Sabrina Ki
Feb 22, 2016 Sabrina Ki rated it really liked it
It was overall, a pretty good read. The characters were awesome (Frost is pretty kick-ass except for her instantaneous infatuation), the premise was good. There was a lot to like. The only issue I have is the PACING. ZOE MARRIOTT WHAT IS UP WITH YOUR PACING. Seriously, at the start and middle it was all good with twists and turns, and humour and jokes and everything was well-written, and as I was under the impression there was a sequel (which ended up as being a prequel) I thought OOH this book ...more
janie love
Mar 07, 2014 janie love rated it it was amazing
i love it
Jan 27, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
„Frostblüte“ von Zoë Marriott ist ein Fantasy-Roman – High-Fantasy, um genau zu sein – der mit einer Altersempfehlung ab 14 Jahren als Jugendroman einzuordnen ist, sich jedoch nicht darauf beschränken muss. All-Age-geeignet erzählt die britische Autorin eine Geschichte von persönlichen Schicksalen, Krieg, Schuld und Liebe…

Inhalt: Frost zieht trotz ihrer jungen Jahre allein durch ein fremdes Land. Sie trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich, der sie zur Gefahr für jeden in ihrer Umgebung macht. Als sie au
Jan 31, 2014 Caro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erster Satz:

"Als der Wolf das erste Mal von mir Besitz ergriff, war ich acht."
Meine Rezension:

Du bist dein ganzes Leben auf der Flucht...du fliehst nicht vor einem Feind, nein, sondern vor dir selbst...

Als Frost zum ersten Mal merkte, dass sie einen Wolfsdämon in sich trug, veränderte sich ihr Leben schlagartig. Ab ihrem achten Lebensjahr waren sie und ihre Mutter nirgendwo gerne gesehen, Liebe und Geborgenheit hat Frost seitdem selbst von ihrer Mutter nicht mehr erfahren, denn immer, wenn sie v
Marie Wingate
Mar 01, 2015 Marie Wingate rated it liked it
So I gave this a middle of the road score, not because I didn't enjoy it but because I yo-yo'd between enjoying it and feeling a bit ambivalent. I enjoyed the story, and the twist in the wolf aspects, but not sure that the big reveal was that much of a big reveal. I mean it was semi-expected, and while it led up to the climax well, I just felt it was a little anti-climactic when it arrived.
And then she kills off a character that I really liked and thought brought the most depth to the book, and

RATING: 3 stars

I liked it, but I was expecting to like it... more I guess. I mean, Wolf Demon? So cool. Explanation: cool, but could have been cooler. And the fantasy world was a little too generic (though maybe I should have started with book 1, I suppose).


Já há algum tempo que ando para ler as obras de Zoe Marriott. Tenho alguns dos livros dela nas estantes, que fui comprando devido às muitas opiniões positivas sobres os mesmos.

Talvez tenham sido as altas expetativas que
I'm between a three and a four for the moment. I don't know why but I couldn't connect with the book and I wasn't convinced by the love triangle. I'm going to read it again and hopefully my judgement will change.
Marie Godley
Jul 04, 2012 Marie Godley rated it it was amazing
A great book set back in the land where Daughter of the Flame was set but with amazing new characters. All strong and complex but ones that you will be willing to share their journey.
Max Sanders
Ich habe mich entschieden Frostblüte zu lesen, weil ich die Grundidee der Story sehr gut fand. Meine Erwartungen wurden jedoch schon in den ersten Kapiteln ein wenig enttäuscht. Ein zu häufiger Wechsel von Gegenwart und Vergangenheit zu Beginn des Buches unterbrechen den Lesefluss. Die Handlung beginnt sehr spannend, flacht dann aber sehr schnell ab und weißt einige Längen auf. Die Charaktere sind in ihren Ansätzen sympathisch aber leider etwas zu flach.

Trotzdem finden sich in Frostblüte auch s
Mar 15, 2015 Yvette rated it it was ok
Sigh ... such a promising start - a heroine with a tortured past and supernatural fighting abilities. I wanted to see her kick so much ass ... for the first third of the book, it seemed like that was the direction the book was heading to, but (ironically) the moment she joined the hill guards, it just went downhill from there. The focus shifted to the developing love triangle and sometimes, the characters behaved so illogically the only purpose was to add juice and drama to the love triangle!

Ananya~Fantasy bookworm~
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Sep 02, 2015 Jana rated it liked it
Official rating, more like a 2.5 stars

I have read two other books by Zoe Marriott: Daughter of the Flames and The Night Itself (which is the first book in her The Name of the Blade Trilogy). I gave both of these books 5 stars and will definitely be continuing on with her trilogy. However, I was extremely disappointed with this book. While the first 100 or so pages started off as something very promising, it quickly went downhill from there when it was clear that there was going to be a love
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