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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 revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Rub
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Hardcover, 376 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown
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Emily May
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, fantasy, young-adult, 2017
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
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Lola  Reviewer
Oct 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
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
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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 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
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Ben Alderson
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE

READ 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
Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
*I've lowered my rating to a 4, more 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 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 dat
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Maggie
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2017
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
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Ahmed  Ejaz
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
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
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Khurram
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 is more that enough to get her killed. Thought the basics of her power by her grandmother, she is
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Cait • A Page with a View
I think this would have been a really fun story if I were just discovering YA fantasy books. It has all of the elements from other stories I love and is well written, but... there was just nothing new. It was such a typical mix of every possible trope that I had a really hard time connecting with the story or caring much about anything. And I don't mind tropes if they're well done!! (I keep reading this genre for a reason... I like the typical plots). But there just wasn't much here to connect w ...more
Anniebananie
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mal wieder ein richtig richtig gutes Jugendbuch, was auch mal ohne Klischees und Fokus auf eine Liebesgeschichte auskommt. Natürlich gab es trotzdem eine Lovestory, allerdings mochte ich die sogar echt gerne.
Es gab nur wenig was mich gestört hat. Ich hätte mich zum Beispiel furchtbar über eine Karte am Anfang oder Ende des Buches gefreut, da ich manchmal etwas verwirrt vom Worldbuilding war. Die Idee an sich und auch die Beschreibungen haben mir aber gut gefallen! Auch die Art der Magie hat mir
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
**As promised, here is the Frostblood giveaway (and more!) on our blog-sponsored by Little, Brown!! Click here to enter! **

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
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Rebekah
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was FREAKING AWESOME!!! A MUST OWN! A book that has all the elements for an amazing book! A book you would lose sleep over because you can't put it down! A book you find yourself gripping to find out what happens and the anticipation of the action in this book!

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64eacd7c2d6bc5ca1c378df03194b7e4.jpgAlright, 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 46fba53f9553d275f923bad26ef75c6f.jpgpeople who have neit

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Ida
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3.5 Stars

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This is one of those books I really wanted to love, but it just kept coming up short.
If you're a fan of fantasy or YA, frostblood offers nothing new. To me, it just felt like a mix of different plots that has already been done before.
With that said, I will read the sequel, because I've heard it's a step up from the first- and because I genuienly like her characters and world.

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Melanie
Frostblood was nothing special per se, but that doesn't make this a bad book. If you enjoyed Throne of Glass, The Queen of the Tearling, and/or Snow Like Ashes then you will probably really enjoy this book. And you know what star rating I gave all of those books I just listed? Three stars, too. Strong, young female protagonist, who got dealt a bad hand in their early life, is now fighting for their rightful place on the throne. This story-line isn't bad, but it is not anything new or groundbre ...more
Laura
Mar 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Filled with all the YA fantasy cliches you could possibly think of. The lack of originality had me cringing and the writing didn't do anything to really make up for it.
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Well, unfortunately, I just don't care for this so am DNFing at 43%. The heroine, Ruby, is bratty. I find her retorts irritating, she doesn't take her training seriously even though the people training her should be respected. The banter between the heroine and hero is more argumentative than fun and snarky.

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
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sreeja (semi-hiatus)
“Stillness was a kind of violence in the hands of people who played at handing out pain.”
2.5★
First off let me just start by saying that I did not HATE this book per se; I was just really disappointed by how it turned out and the cliché events that took place. Frostblood follows Ruby who is a Fireblood living in Fors; which is basically a place where she will be hunted down for her powers and what she can do. Along the book she finds her way grows as a character and does everything that is usu
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
An Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change.

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
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Sophie
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view.

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
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Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a lot of fun! I was wary at first because the synopsis felt like a lot of other YA novels out there, but I was pleasantly surprised. There are a few YA tropes in this story but the author truly makes it her own, and everything just works. I loved the characters, especially Ruby, our heroine. She was sassy and strong, even when she was weak physically. It was interesting from beginning to end and just a really solid story.
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
3.75/5 - This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books


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
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Nastassja

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

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Jacqueline
3.75/5 stars

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**
Alyssa
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

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
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
Hmm . . . Not sure about this one. We kind of got dumped into chaos.

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.

You can read the
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Lara (Bookish_turtle)
I reread this to remind myself of everything before I read Fireblood. I'm really scared and excited and ADFHDGNKJDNSFI!!!!!!!<3<3<3

Original Review:

Oh. My. Goodness. This book was incredible! I can't believe that I have to wait until September for the next one...

Elly Blake has an incredible writing style. The words flowed off the page and all the characters were so well written and developed. This is young adult fantasy at it's peak, I can't believe this book isn't more widely renowned!
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
3.5 out of 5 Stars!

This was the local library's YA Book Club pick of the month for February. A fantasy that has been on my TBR for quite some time, the first in a trilogy that I had seen numerous bloggers promote across sites such as Twitter and Instagram. The cover has my favourite flower on it which I adored. However, this novel for me didn't quite captivate me as much as I thought it would. Ruby, the main character, is a fireblood who witnesses her mother being killed by soliders from the ene
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Amber Robertson
Aug 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
ON HOLD @ 31%

I'm. So. Bored.

Also I didn't want to DNF because screw you Maggie and Jia.
Caitlin
"There is always light in darkness. It may only be a pinpoint, but it is there. Follow it and you will find you way free."

Wow wow wow wow wow

4.5/5 stars

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
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Crazy4Books
I flew through this book once I actually had the time to sit down and read it. I read most of it within a day. The story is about a fireblood who is being hunted by the frostblood King when shes taken in by monks who teach her to control her powers. I love elemental magic and this book did it well. The beginning starts off with a bang but the second part of the book has a lot more action. I still liked the world building and getting to know the characters in the first part.

I thought the characte
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