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Nightblood

(Frostblood Saga #3)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  8,830 ratings  ·  770 reviews
Ruby's world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She's in love with a powerful Frost King. She's the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood--the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from their prison. Once freed, these beasts will roam the earth, devouring every last person until he or she is nothing but an empt ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Khurram
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is very good book. I really loved the first 2 books of this series so it is possible that my expectations for this book were too high. If the first 310 pages were at a little faster pace I would have easily given this book 5 stars, but these pages were just a little too slow for me. The last quarter of this of this book was amazing I could not put it down.

I do understand why the book was done like this, there are subtle changes in Ruby's character. It was a clever idea that even though Ruby
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Fantastic finish to the trilogy!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Ahmed  Ejaz
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, full-lengths
"I trusted you with my icy heart, and instead of melting it, you set it ablaze.”
This series took me so long to finish. Whenever I started it, I always got something important to do. But now I've finished it, I'm feeling so relieved.
I loved this series. In my opinion, this book was the best one. The writing was still amazing. Most importantly, I liked its mythology very much.

--Arcus and Ruby are the great characters. Arcus is super insecure about Ruby, I admit. But still they both l
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Nasom
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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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
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aly ☆彡
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series can be both amazing or dull depends on how much books of the same trope you have read on it. Personally, the fulfilling prophecy trope is a familiar territory to me but I still think the series is underrated. As average this series can be, I still find myself to enjoy them even though I do get nonchalance somewhere towards the end. The characters were well established, the pace, the plot and the climax weren't all too bad either. The book had a solid start, just a pretty average fini ...more
Trina (Between Chapters)
My experience of listening to the audiobook and having it expire with only about an hour and a half left, and not being able to get it again until a month later to finish was not enjoyable. BUT, I tried to rate it based on how much I remember enjoying the first two books. I was really into this story and wish I had been able to binge them all straight through. I do think it's a good series to check out if you like elemental magic.

Audiobook: 4 stars. Very pleasant to listen to, would recommend.
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Laura
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So impatient I want this now!!! Ruby and Arcus all the way!! Also is he the child of light??
This book did not disappoint I loved it. I loved the way the relationships were written. A beautiful ending to a wonderful story.
Lucie V.
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
✅ Magic / Powers
✅🆗 Plot
✅🆗 Characters
✅🆗 Kind of love triangle / Angst and drama
✅🆗 Politics
✅🆗 World-building
🆗 Action

3.5 stars

I was expecting more action in Nightblood since it is the last book of the series. Ruby, Arcus, and Kai spent most of the story planning and trying to prevent The Minax from escaping, but there was little action until the last part of the book. It is still a satisfying ending to a good series.

Also, the relationship drama was getting old. Don't get me wrong, I love drama
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Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
**Yeah…I think I finished this a month after it came out, but it got lost in my ‘completed reviews’ section. Oops.**

**Also, I’m too lazy and too pregnant to type out quotes or look up gifs (atm). I have failed my darling characters in their final journey**

It’s always with a heavy heart I finish a series-for both good and bad reasons. It’s either the end of one of my favorite series and I’m loathe to part with it, or it’s a failure-like most. But, for once, I’m happy to say this trilogy ended on
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Lara (Bookish_turtle)
This book freed me from the biggest reading slump of my life, so I think it is fair to say that I absolutely loved it!!

(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
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Kay
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The romance and love triangle in this is absolutely terrible and reminds me of Twilight. There. I said it. Now come burn me for my unpopular opinion lol.

I don't know how this happened guys. I absolutely loved Arcus in Frostblood, the first book of the trilogy! In this book though... (view spoiler). Arcus is terrible, and way too controlling. He won't let Ruby do anything, even when she's doing it for the
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Vathna
Another book that could have been great but suffered from poor writing and unnecessary fillers. It seemed to me as if the writer just said f*ck it and gave up on the series altogether after the event of Fireblood. The plot just kept going downhill as it went, not to mention all those ruined potential of the characters.

The plot & characters
Seriously, the whole book was a chaotic mess. I have no idea what point the writer was trying to prove here except the fact that all characters were plain stup
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Suzzie
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good finale to this series. I love the Gods aspect to this one a lot more than in did in the previous two book. Ruby, Arcus, & Kia took this finale to awesome heights and give readers a satisfying conclusion. Everything really wraps up in this book with not only the main characters but we get more on the sub-characters.

My quick and simple overall: great finale that helped me get a little more out of my reading slump.
Booktastically Amazing
One thing only:

This series would've been so flipping over if not for the Ice King.
Sorry, but like- the rest can goooo.
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Jenn
Overall this series was just Meh for me.

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
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Alaina
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'd like to be proud that I just dove into this book and finished it. However, I'm not because it came almost a year ago.. and now all I can think about is that I'm seriously slacking in the reading department. I feel so off my groove.. and I have no idea what to do about it.

Nightblood was unsurprisingly amazing. I knew it was going to be because I'm absolutely in love with this entire series. I'm just super upset with myself for taking 800 years to finally dive into it. It's not like I was that
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dtb-book
A pretty strong if not neatly wrapped up conclusion to what turned out to be an amazing series!

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!
Chelsies Reading Escape
Oct 05, 2017 marked it as backlist-priority-tbr
Shelves: 2018-releases
June seems soooo far away.
Bookphenomena (Micky)
3.5 stars

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
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Tatum
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can’t wait for this book to come out! REALLY NEED KAI TO END UP WITH RUBY
helena
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
p e r f e c t!

what an amazing ending for this amazing trilogy. pacing, characters, plot, you name it. everything was on point.
and it made me uglily sob twice, so... worth it.
Erin Arkin
Nightblood is the final book in the Frostblood series by Elly Blake and I have been waiting to get this book in my hands since I turned the last page of the second book. If you haven’t started this series, now is a great time for you to pick it up since it is finished, and you won’t have to have an agonizing wait between books. No spoilers here for this book but I can’t promise anything for the first two.

Nightblood picks up shortly after Fireblood finishes and Ruby, Arcus, and Kai are headed bac
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Brenda Waworga
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a satisfying finale book! Everything wrap up together nicely.. every questions on the previous books answered on this book. I love how this series own the right amount of magic and romance.

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
Tina
May 05, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"He frowned. "You don't win a coronation."
"Watch me.""
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Lyn
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-bks-i-ve-read

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
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♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Sep 15, 2017 marked it as to-read
Of course my first thought re: this title is The 100 . . .

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Amanda Deur
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow, this final installment was a lot better than the sequel and I surely loved it! Elly Blake has written a stunning conclusion that wraps up the trilogy nicely. There were some loose ends but still, a very satisfying end to the Frostblood Saga.

Plot:
Ruby's world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She's in love with a powerful Frost King. She's the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood--the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from
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Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Thoughts*

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
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Grace P
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25/5 Stars

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
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Eileen (BookCatPin)
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always find the last book in a series is the hardest to talk about. Nightblood, the highly anticipated finale to the Frostblood Saga, definitely had me struggling for words. I have good thoughts and some hesitancies.

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) was interesting. Very surreal but probabl
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NYT bestselling author of the Frostblood Saga. Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a BA in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky mix who defini ...more

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