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FrostFire (Ruan #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  637 Ratings  ·  109 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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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
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
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.
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 ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Yaa marked it as to-read
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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
Serendipity Reviews
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
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
May 15, 2016 Kat rated it it was amazing
This book is truly my favourite and I feel with all my heart that it deserves 5 stars!

Within this book you form a connection with the characters so deep that the emotions it illicits will make you laugh and cry with the character and love and hurt with the character!

This book sparked my passion for reading and I truly owe it all to the amazing author, Zoe Marriott, who is by far underrated and unacknowledged as are her other phenomenal books! I was 13 when I first read this book and nearly 3 ye
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
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
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.
janie love
Mar 07, 2014 janie love rated it it was amazing
i love it
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
Inhalt :

Nachdem die Mutter der jungen Frost verstorben ist, macht sie diese auf den Weg durch die Berge auf die Suche nach der Urmutter, von welcher sie sich Heilung erhofft. Denn Frost ist nicht normal. Sie trägt seit ihrer Geburt einen Wolfsdämon in sich, welcher immer dann zum Vorschein kommt, wenn ein Tropfen ihres Blutes vergossen wird und wahllos jeden angreift, der ihnen in diesem Wahn in die Quere kommt.
Als Frost ihr Ziel fast erreicht hat, wird sie Zeugin eines Hinterhalts und verspürt
Aug 02, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2012, ya
I eagerly awaited this book for a very long time, and it did not disappoint me even a little bit. I have read all of Zoë's books in the order that they were published, and I have really seen her writing style develop with each one. However, I think she has outdone herself this time, because FrostFire is simply stunning. Ok, so it's not a fast-paced, action-packed thrilling fantasy, but it is beautifully intriguing and heartfelt and has a lot to say about love and life. Like Daughter of the Flame ...more
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
Earlier this week, I reviewed DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES, a book that precedes FROSTFIRE in the world of Ruan. However, you don't need to read the books in any particular order. It's perfectly fine to read FROSTFIRE first. While some characters are mentioned, the two books don't rely on one another in order to make sense. In this sense, the two books remind me of companion novels MISTWOOD and NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess, where the books are linked in small ways, but independent of one another. A more ...more
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
Sep 22, 2012 Megha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
[This review has been taken straight from my blog,]

Before reading:

Ever since I knew that Zoe was writing FrostFire, I wanted to read it. That's, like, a year's time. And this morning, FrostFire arrived! I am so, so happy :D I have no idea what to expect because omgomgomg Shadows on the Moon was just so good, I can't believe any book can top that! But the writer IS Zoe Marriott, after all, and I have no doubt whatsoever that she will blow my mind once again!

Also, Zoe,
Jude Ann Marie
Frostfire is a book with a PULL. It's one of those too rare books that pulls you in and makes you forget the world around you actually exists. It's a thrilling tale with plenty of action, fantasy and romance, and once again Marriott shows off her amazing skill at universe building.

A skilful storyteller, Marriott lures us into this world of Frost, a 17-year-old girl living in a world that isn't our own, who has battled her whole life with something she calls "the Wolf". Accused by many of being p
Nov 05, 2013 Manja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frost lässt keinen an sich heran – aus gutem Grund: Sie trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich, der immer dann hervorbricht und sie wahllos töten lässt, wenn sie verletzt oder von Gefühlen überwältigt wird.
Als sie sich notgedrungen einer Schar Krieger anschließt, die das Königreich vor Aufständischen schützen, weckt sie schnell das Interesse von Luca, dem Anführer, und das Misstrauen von Arian, seinem besten Freund. Beide Männer spüren, dass sie etwas verbirgt. Und Frost ahnt bald, dass
Oct 31, 2013 Jacquy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: standalone
Frost trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich. Immer, wenn sie von anderen körperlich verletzt wird, drängt er sich an die Oberfläche und Frost verliert die Kontrolle über ihren Körper. Dann kann sie für nicht mehr garantieren. Seit dem ersten Ausbruch des Dämons wird sie von allen Menschen gemieden und immer wieder verjagt, wenn die Gerüchte ihr folgen. Nicht einmal ihre Mutter traut ihr. Nach deren Tod macht sich Frost auf den Weg, die Feuergöttin zu finden. Stattdessen trifft sie auf Luca, den
Sarah Rawrpunx
Nov 15, 2013 Sarah Rawrpunx rated it it was amazing
Inhalt by Rawrpunx

Die 16jährige Frost trägt einen Wolfsdämon in sich. Bei jeder drohenden Gefahr bricht er hervor und übernimmt die Kontrolle über ihren Körper und Geist, der bevorstehende Kampf wird unausweichlich. Als sie bei ihrer Reise in einen Kampf verwickelt wird und sich danach in einem Kriegslager wiederfindet, schließt sie sich dem Anführer Luca an. Denn er möchte ihr beibringen wie sie den Wolf kontrollieren kann. Keine leichte Aufgabe..

Meinung & Fazit by Rawrpunx

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Sep 06, 2014 Maura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Frost wandert von einem Dorf zum anderen, verrichten dort kleine Arbeiten und zieht dann immer sofort weiter. Nie bleibt sie lange an einem Ort, denn sie hat Angst, dass ihr Wolfsdämon wieder zum Vorschein kommt und die Menschen um sie herum tötet. Doch eines Tages trifft sie auf Luca, der Anführer der Soldaten, die gegen die Aufständischen kämpfen. Er nimmt sie mit in sein Lager und ermöglicht ihr ein Leben, von dem sie zuvor nicht einmal zu träumen gewagt hatte. Doch je wohler sie sich
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I've known that I wanted to be a writer since I finished reading my first book; 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton. I think I was about eight, but I've never changed my mind in all the years since then.

I got my first publishing contract when I was twenty-two, but had to wait until I was twenty-four to see that book published (it was The Swan Kingdom).

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