Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)'s Reviews > Frostblood

Frostblood by Elly Blake
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, arc, series

Ruby is a fireblood whose kind has basically been killed off by the frostblood ruling class. She must hide her abilities as best as she can. When she is found, she watches her mother get killed right in front of her while trying to protect her. Rebel frostbloods save her from her imprisonment but with the requirement that she helps them defeat the frostblood king. Her powers are unpredictable at best and she's consumed with the want of revenge. Can she learn to control her powers and her contradicting loyalties in order to beat the frostblood while pitted against champions ala Gladiator style?

The first 20-25% of the book had me thinking it would be your typical YA fantasy fodder - snarky young girl protagonist who is the key to saving her people and more, instalove with a touch on a love triangle, fighting, etc. etc... and while it was that, it was a bit more as well. And even if it wasn't, I didn't care. I love these types of stories and this one is written well. While I thought some of the fight scenes could've been expanded a bit more, I felt myself invested in Ruby and Arcus. And although this is the first in a series, I love that there was NO CLIFFHANGER! I still have the want to read the next in the series but without the book leaving me hanging. Plus, I love pretty much anything dealing with the elements. Fire and Ice? Bring it!
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2017 – Started Reading
January 2, 2017 – Shelved
January 2, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley
January 2, 2017 – Shelved as: arc
January 3, 2017 –
January 5, 2017 – Shelved as: series
January 5, 2017 –
99.0% "Review to come"
January 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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