First of all, I used to really ship Arcus and Ruby but it was clear that he loved her more than she loved him. I just felt bad for him in this and thought that he deserved better. Secondly, the book read like it was the second to the last book and not the last. Majority is spent making sure something bad doesn't happen. I expected more action from this. This had more relationship drama than actual drama. Don't get me wrong, I love relationship drama but it was too much in this. Thir ...more
Ice no longer scared me. Its facets were beautiful, especially when it caught and held the vibrancy of flame.
It's time to say farewell to a great fantasy series. Ruby and Arcus deserve to be happy after everything they went through. Basically, my thoughts on the trilogy are as follows: Frostblood was okay, Fireblood was addicting, and Nightblood was bittersweet. As a whole, I'd give the se ...more
(Really am not a fan of this cover though... :( )
Ruby and Arcus are both two of the biggest idiots in the existence of literature, with like 100000 insecurities each and SO MUCH BAD DECISION MAKING so obviously I ship them like 300%!!! Every scene with them had far too much cringe and too much drama and I was so over that... BUT I STILL SHIPPED IT SO HARD I AM ACTUAL TRASH!!
I ho ...more
My quick and simple overall: great finale that helped me get a little more out of my reading slump.
Having found out her heritage and now knowing what she must do to save her world, Ruby sets off to align Frostbloods and Firebloods. With her for this ride are King Arcus and Prince Kai - a Frostblood and a Fireblood, respectively, who both have a thing for Ruby. (Shocking, I know)
I have to say that I was not really a fan of Ruby. I felt she was very selfish and immature, not really thinking before acting and just made stupid decisions. While I love flawe ...more
NIGHTBLOOD was a satisfying end to what has been a great series overall. There was plenty of dramatic action, a consistent plot tethering the previous books with some new aspects added in. The crop of characters in this series have become beloved companions: Arcus, Ruby, Kai, Brother Thistle to name a few. It is these characters that make this series memorable.
Ruby took me on an up and down journey in this book, sometimes I was frustrated with her, but I had to keep reminding myself, th ...more
Loved the character growth, the friendships, the monks, the romance, the mythology, just all of it. So glad I took a chance and read (and loved!) it!
Nightblood picks up shortly after Fireblood finishes and Ruby, Arcus, and Kai are headed bac ...more
One of the things I appreciate about this series is that all three books were equally good and this final book was wrapped up nicely.
Besides Ruby, Kai was my favorite character so I was really glad that everything worked out for the both of them in the end.
Ruby still annoyed and frustrated me but in the end I like her still, while Arcus.. no word… I JUST LOVE THIS GUY!
The banter between Kai and Ruby were so much fun too!
Wish Elly Blake will write more books in the future
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
Nightblood is the third and final installment in author Elly Blake's Frostblood Saga. The gauntlet has thrown down, the pieces on the board are moving into place, the evil that threatens the world is eager to make Fireblood Princess Ruby Ottera his own, and a Minax that lies with Ruby is pushing her into becoming someone she doesn't recognize. Can Ruby and her allies, Frostblood King Arcus, and Sudesian Prince Kai pull off a ma ...more
A huge part of the story is based on the folklore of the world (which I absolutely loved). It plays a bigger role (literally) in Nightblood than any of the other books in the series. The appearance of (view spoiler)[the gods (hide spoiler)] was interesting. Very surreal but probabl ...more
When I started the Frostblood saga, the first two books were already out so I devoured them one after the other. Having to wait for the third book after the cliffhanger in Fireblood was torture. I couldn’t wait to dive in when Nightblood was finally, finally released.
First off, I love all the covers in the trilogy. They’re so cool and they fit each story like a glove, especially Nightblood, which showcases the darker tone of the story and Ruby’s struggles with the Minax.
Nightblood continued wher ...more
Ending up my favorite of the three, NIGHTBLOOD is the conclusion to this trilogy that I so hoped for. This finale was everything I desired in the wrapping up of this narrative. Ruby faced the most danger and tension than any other point throughout the trilogy, and there was never a dull moment. Because FIREBLOOD left off right where NIGHTBLOOD begins, the flow between books is seamless. Ruby’s reunification with Arcus at the end of FIREBLOOD meant that she gets to spend the majority ...more
Ruby continues to be passionate and hot headed, and I absolutely adore her for it. She struggles increasingly with the Minax possession, which, while it was frustrating to read, I did appreciate instead of the whole ‘So-powerful-I-can-resist-possess ...more
I can’t believe this series is over already. Where did the time go? WHERE? *sobs*
While I don’t see it winning any awards for being The Most Original YA Series Ever, it was a pretty good story overall. This series has been consistent from the beginning. The things that I liked at the start, I still liked at the end.
- The narration is extremely good.
- The banter is GLORIOUS AF, has been from book 1.
- The chemistry between the two leads is fantastic.
- Ruby is a dependable heroine (although she did ...more
Ruby, Arcus, and Kai together with the secondary characters were all amazing and it is sad this is the end of their journey. Kai deserves a story of his own for sure. This series has a special place in my heart and will definitely be worth a reread someday.
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