Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)
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 revenge.
Despite her unp ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 lot more than 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!!!*
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 her . . . until
Arcus 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 ...more
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
And before I rain on us all, I will confess that I do like how they did the frost vs fire magic. It was SO not unique, but it was still ente ...more
Stillness was a kind of violence in the hands of people who played at handing out pain.
This 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 so ...more
A focused mind is a powerful tool
Frostblood is one of the books which I enjoyed the most. After Red Queen, I was wanting more on 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 som ...more
So this wasn't a bad read. I think some will really enjoy it. I just wanted SO badly to be invested, and it just kept falling short for me.
Yes, it has cliche's and tropes and feels very typical YA - but honestly those don't bother me if they are done well enough or if there is some kind of emotional connection. Unfortunately I just didn't ever feel 'that into it.'
We start off with Ruby (a fireblood, how fitting) practicing her fire magic which is of course, il ...more
Frostblood 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 m ...more
Alright, so this book is about Frostbloods and Firebloods. Frostbloods are people who can control ice and snow and are cold. Firebloods are hot and have control over fire in this book we do however have some people who have neit...more
Welp, I read through this quickly. Even though it started off a bit slow, it was great that the relationships were allowed to develop slowly and surely. I did like the world building even if it was an info dump told through story-telling around a campfire. The war between the two magical factions reminded me of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series, so if you li ...more
This book was amazing! I don't know how good this review will be, because I just loved the book so much. The first in a new series, Frostblood follows our heroine, Ruby, who is a Fireblood in a world of Frostblood’s. Her country is ruled by the wicked Frost King, who has his minions seek out and destroy any Fireblood about. Hiding her powers for years, she unwittingly draws the soldiers to her village, and h ...more
There isn't much to the plot so far at almost halfway through. It's not bad really. I am just not connecting to the main character and the plot.
The Frostbloods have power over ice, the Fireb ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
But history could be twisted and warped to suit the person telling it.
From the first sight Frostblood might seem like nothing special; something that we all have read before: a girl with special powers that are either dangerous or forbidden and she has to hide them. A tragic story that drives a girl to fight her oppressors. A hot guy who helps her. And so one. But under all the visible cliches there's a hidden gem. Yes, I want to call this book a hidden gem, because I fin
I've mentioned it before, but my weakness is characters overthrowing the governing power. I've also been reading a ton of YA fantasy lately so naturally Frostblood has been on my radar for a while now.
Since moving to England I get 10x more excited whenever Canada is mentioned anywhere, and with author Elly Blake being Canadian, I got extra eager to read it.
Overall, Frostblood was an enjoyable read and a solid addition to the Y ...more
Review Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUF2L...
Very particular rating, but honestly it just feels right. I enjoyed this book and although certain factors fell flat, I will be continuing on with this series since I do want to know what happens next.
**eARC provided by the publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Apparently the type of magic (FIRE) our MC has is outlawed by the . . . wait for it . . . FROST King, who sends his soldiers out to capture(?) anyone reported to have the ability, which is stoopid, as evidenced by what happened when said soldiers tried to capture MC: lots o' FIRE, lots o' burning soldiers.
Okay, so maybe I am sure about this one . . . 75% sure . . . Probably gonna pass . . . We'll see . . . Ugh.
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Frostblood by Elly Blake
Book One of the Frostblood Saga series
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 fros ...more
I wanted a lot more from this book. There was some info dumping that I could have done without. I wanted more from the characters. I did like Ruby and Arkus, but I didn't really connect with them. Overall it was just okay. Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20...
Wow wow wow wow wow
Wow. It's been over 12 hours since I finished this book and I'm honestly still thinking about it and trying to process this. When I first picked this book up 2 days ago, I put it on hold at chapter 7 because I was bored and it was putting me in a slump. I honestly had low hopes for this book but damn it blew my expectations out of the water wh ...more
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. —Robert Frost
If you are also a fan of Frozen, you will probably enjoy Frostblood. I was very intrigued by the story of Ruby, a literally hot girl who struggled to harness her dangerous fire powers. She was practically a new version of Elsa, since her magic was also a major source of guilt and collateral damage. It was so much fun ...more
“The book says that a west wind will blow when the child of light is born, a powerful Fireblood who will fight the darkness and destroy it forever”
And what if the tweets of @DystopianYA aren't inspired by books like this, but instead books like this are inspired by the tweets of @DystopianYA?
So, Frostblood is being published today and if you ask me if I recommend it my answer would be something like:
Why? Just imagine a place where all the young adult tropes meet to create a story. That's Fr ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I am actually quite surprised by how much I ended up liking it. When I decided to read this book, I wasn't really sure if it was my kind of book. I found out pretty quickly that it was in fact my kind of book. It was an incredibly exciting story set in a interesting world. I am so glad that I decided to read this book.
This book started out really strong. When we first meet Ruby, we learn that she is a Fireblood and ...more
I liked Ruby. She's sassy and struggling with her power. I really enjoyed being in her head while she figured everything out. Of course I loved Arcus and Brother Thistle too. There were a few secondary characters that I hope we see in future books.
The mythology/backstory didn't seem important when it was shared and I didn't realize I needed that info until it was being talked a ...more
“You’re hurting me,” I said, trying to twist away.
“Your touch hurts me, too,” he replied, his voice as rough as his hand as he pulled me closer. “But it’s a pain I enjoy.”
Hold my stuff, while I gag.
I am one of those people, who loved Red Queen. It was fast-paced, well-written and, most of all, the relationships between the characters were complex and meaningful. Its success meant that a lot of similarly themed books were about to be mass-produced. Unfortunately, more often than not, such copy ...more
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