Despite her unpredictable abilities, Rub ...more
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
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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
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 so ...more
I don't usually rate books I DNF unless I make it to 50%, but this book has me bitter...even though it's pretty much my fault. Still. I got drawn into the hype and pretty cover and so, I bought not only this book in hardcover...but also books two and three...Because IDIOT. Regardless, you can imagine how much I wanted to love and persevere through this thing and its successors.
But alas, as much as I loathe wasting money, I just can't force myself to pick this book up anymore.
It basica ...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 nei...more
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.
Edited 24.12.17 due to spelling errors.
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 ...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
Reasons you might like this:
-elemental magic - fire, ice, light, darkness
-enemies to love with lots of banter and softness
-a competition (but it's not too big a part of the plot)
-a morally gray heroine that might be a prophesied villain (!!!)
Anyway, just throw the other 2 ...more
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 ...more
Buddy read with fake Alexander
What I liked
- I loved that the book became interesting from chapter 1, instead of having a slow start. It made me interested in the book immediately.
- I liked the Fire VS Frost storyline: Basically, there is a war against the firebloods (people who can control fire) by the Frostblood king. He pretty much kills all the firebloods he and his soldiers could find. I loved that the history about where the two groups came from was explained and also, ...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
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**
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
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 ...more
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! ...more
I thought the characte ...more
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
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