Frostblood

Frostblood

The frost king will burn.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 unp...

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Title:Frostblood
Author:Elly Blake
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ISBN:0316273252
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:376 pages

Frostblood Reviews

  • Bekah AwesomeBookNut
    Oct 07, 2016

    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!

    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!

  • Ben Alderson
    Jul 08, 2016

    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

  • Emily May
    Jan 10, 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.

    is just so...

    . 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

    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.

    is just so...

    . 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 lets see if we can fool people into buying the same book over and over again.

    This book follows the heroine - Ruby - who is a Fireblood in a world where Frostbloods are the ruling class. Once again, this world is split evenly into two societal groups - an overdone technique that I find particularly lazy. It's the same with the Reds and Silvers in

    , the Reds and Golds in

    , and the Shotet and Thuvhe from

    , as well as others.

    the world were that simple!

    there were just two groups of people with differences. There is just no depth or complexity to a "this vs. this" world.

    Also, Ruby was

    . I feel like I have nothing to remember her by and it was really difficult to become invested in her story and troubles. The book opens with her mother being murdered and Ruby being captured by Frostblood soldiers; incidentally, this opening is almost identical to

    , where Akos' father is murdered by the Shotet before Akos, himself, is captured. There's nothing here I haven't read before.

    Then, of course, the plot takes a completely mindblowing turn when our standard heroine with elemental powers (easy way of adding some magic without having to think too much about a magic system)

    . Is it just me or are you getting déjà vu as well?

    And I don't know why so many authors think there is anything interesting about pages and pages of training. It's mind-numbing.

    But wait! Just when you thought this was all looking familiar, Arcus reveals his... dum, dum, dum, DARK PAST! Yes, that's right. Arcus is a very boring, very typical love interest, with very unoriginal secrets.

    A lot of YA fantasy is tropey and contains all the same elements, that's true, so maybe you could say I'm being harsh. But this book's problem is not just a series of components that make it derivative - it also has a very

    . The writing did nothing to draw me in; dramatic events came and went without being engaging. There can be slow parts in any book, but even the most dynamic chapters didn’t hold any fire for me.

    To add a tiny bit of credit where it's due: by far the most interesting aspect of this book was the exploration of how one can be blamed for the actions of others they are grouped with. For example, the actions of a few radicals, whether they be Firebloods, POC, Muslims or feminists, can be used to make sweeping (and false) generalizations about all the others in said group. This is interesting and rather appropriate right now. Too bad it got lost under everything else.

    To summarize:

    and my review feel so very familiar. I long for something new and different in YA fantasy.

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  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things
    Jan 17, 2017

    *Full Review Update* (Spoiler free)

    So this wasn't a bad read. I think some will really enjoy it. I just wanted SO badly to be invested, and it just kept falling short for me.

    Yes, it has cliche's and tropes and feels very typical YA - but honestly those don't bother me if they are done well enough or if there is some kind of emotional connection. Unfortunately I just didn't ever feel 'that into it.'

    We start off with Ruby (a fireblood, how fitting) practicing her fire magic which is of course, il

    *Full Review Update* (Spoiler free)

    So this wasn't a bad read. I think some will really enjoy it. I just wanted SO badly to be invested, and it just kept falling short for me.

    Yes, it has cliche's and tropes and feels very typical YA - but honestly those don't bother me if they are done well enough or if there is some kind of emotional connection. Unfortunately I just didn't ever feel 'that into it.'

    We start off with Ruby (a fireblood, how fitting) practicing her fire magic which is of course, illegal. Well firebloods are illegal as the kingdom is ruled by the Frost King and she's clearly a threat. Anyway, (as told in the summary) - she's captured and forced to play in the King's tournament. But don't be deceived - a big chunk of the plot is actually elsewhere from that. Most of the book (or what felt like it) was literally Ruby being trained by monks. I dunno, it just got a bit bland. Though Arcus is there- a mysterious dude in *gasps* a mask, and very few know who he actually is or why he wears a mask. So, there's that bit of intrigue which I liked. But he didn't have enough personality for me to feel excited over him - though he gets more interesting as the book continues.

    Anyway, I won't say much more about the plot in order to hopefully spare the few surprises there are. The ending did get a little more interesting. One character... well it kinda felt like Elly was trying to give him 'Darkling' status. But that fell flat for me too. Honestly I wish the story had developed that part of it more - I would have loved to spend more time with him. I wish the last 30% started earlier and drawn out those struggles and such way earlier in the book. I just love me a well developed/intense villain. But, I did appreciate the scenes he had.

    I think I just needed more from the characters. More personality... struggle... something. I pretty much read only fantasy these days and I see a lot of repeat characters (which again, doesn't bother me if they are developed enough). Ruby just felt like a typical YA heroine (and okay - she did have some pain and struggles so I'm not meaning that - but she just felt a little bland.) Arcus was your typical brooding male with a perfect bod and slightly disturbed (though I appreciated his... err... whats on his face.) I will say this though- I think Ruby will develop more and get more interesting especially in the next book after that ending.

    The writing felt kinda middle grade (which isn't a bad thing) and the descriptions were meh. Some of the concepts were cool though! While the magic was your typical fire/ice - the way Elly described some of the abilities was really cool.

    Gosh, I hate to be so negative. This really wasn't a bad book at all. I just wanted a little more. Lovers of light YA fantasy will probably enjoy this.

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  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
    Jan 20, 2017

    is one of those books that you see and you know you just

    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.

    , and I knew nothing would do until I had this book in m

    is one of those books that you see and you know you just

    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.

    , and I knew nothing would do until I had this book in my hands.

    And, finally, riiiiight before it was about to come out, I got the opportunity from Little, Brown to receive a (again, GORGEOUS) finished copy to enjoy. And enjoy I did.

    . From page one on, I was hooked. I honestly am just the easiest person to please with YA fantasy-

    (pretty much literally and figuratively), a hate-hate relationship…

    This book was clearly no exception. The first chapter broke my heart immediately-I mean

    -making it clear from the start that the author didn’t mind getting her hands dirty. I like that. I like that a LOT, and, even more than that,

    .

    I’m not above setting a heavy precedent-it gives a book fire, passion, a reason to fight-and I’ve always loved that. Ruby is a Fireblood, a hunted people that can produce, you guessed it,

    , and who are immensely hot to the touch. Hunted by Frostbloods, the rare Firebloods who have not been found (and executed or sent to compete for sure death) yet are forced to hide, to keep themselves scarce.

    Ruby is in hiding with her mother in a village, not able to practice her craft or live freely as she’d hope. One thing leads to another, and Ruby is saved from a certain death after being captured by the Frostblood king’s guard...by none other than Frostblood rebels-the infuriating Arcus being one of them.

    I must say,

    . He was moody, wounded, but loyal to all those around him and Ruby’s biggest ally. Well…eventually…but he was always a driving force in helping her train, in helping her become the best she could be.

    After seeing who Ruby is, how fiercely she wants to help,

    , starts doing everything in his power to change what the rebel group wants from Ruby, to find literally any other way….because their plan leads to nothing but suicide.

    I just

    and how they slowly began to find solace in one another-it was sweet,

    , and the way he wanted to protect her, even when he didn’t like her, melted my [not so] icy little heart. And the fact that the rebel plan included him not leaving her side? Come on. Just…come on, *sighs* I lubbs him. I really do.

    So, you know, once again I feel like I’m out on a limb here, by myself, loving a book that’s absolutely wonderful all by myself. I don’t get it!!!

    Swoony boy. Loyal boy.

    boy. Fierce girl. Mortal enemies. Enemies-to-lovers. Perilistic ending.

    (male male male-NEED ANY MORE HINTS?)

    . Tons of win. You people are crazy…but that’s okay. This book is wonderful-and I will proudly display this beauty on my shelf forever.

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    Ummm...Awkward. I guess I'm the black sheep again...whenever will I fit in! Lol oh wait...I DON'T CARE. *sings* Guiltyyyyyy :P

    Starting this beauty!! Thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy in advance! :)

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Oct 28, 2016

    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

    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 have engaged my interest a little more, but on paper the powers are not in 3-D, if you follow me.

    Plus, really, how many times have you heard this premise: hero/heroine is wronged by royally, therefore, he/she concocts a plan to kill or overthrown them? And that’s all they can think about: revenge.

    Do I see some hands rising?

    Nothing new. I’m actually feeling a bit unpatriotic right now, seeing that Elly Blake is Canadian and we all know that most books are written by American authors, so I felt quite proud of this lady for publishing a fantasy novel that seemed absolutely stupendous.

    But it’s not impressive, sadly. Even the writing has nothing new to offer. And I just really dislike how the blurb makes this big fuss about a certain ‘‘competition’’ between frostbloods and firebloods because, as you’ll see if you end up reading the book, it really isn’t a huge scene in the story.

    And the romance, bleh bleh bleh. I’m trying here… to find something positive to say about this book, and maybe the only thing I could say about it, something that can be said about most YA fantasy novels, is that this MAY appeal to you, if you have little to no experience with these types of novels. Sounds familiar? I must have mentioned this in dozens of my other negative reviews of YA fantasy novels.

    I’ll just watch Frozen now. If ‘‘Frostblood’’ is good for something, it’s to give you the irresistible need to play that movie.

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  • Melanie
    Jan 11, 2017

    was nothing special per se, but that doesn't make this a bad book. If you enjoyed

    ,

    , and/or

    then you will probably really enjoy this book. And you know what star rating I gave all of those books I just listed?

    , 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

    was nothing special per se, but that doesn't make this a bad book. If you enjoyed

    ,

    , and/or

    then you will probably really enjoy this book. And you know what star rating I gave all of those books I just listed?

    , 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 groundbreaking that is going to change YA fantasy as we know it. And there isn't anything wrong with that, either, but it also isn't going to get five stars or make any best of 2017 lists, for me.

    The magic in this world is separated from people that wield frost, Frostbloods, and people that wield fire, Firebloods. Which, by the way, the book for sure emphasizes a Fireblood, and how needed she was, so I feel like

    book should have been titled Fireblood, and perhaps the next be Frostblood. But I don't work in the publishing world, so who am I? Anyways, Frostbloods show extreme prejudice towards Firebloods, to the point that they seem pretty much extinct. The kingdom in this world is ruled by the Frost King, and his whole arsenal is frost users. When they discover Firebloods, they capture them, treat them horribly, and then force them to compete for their lives in an arena versus a Frostblood Champion, which the Fireblood will always die. That is, until the most powerful Fireblood ever to be born is found.

    Ruby, said powerful Fireblood, is only seventeen, and dealing with the very new loss of her mother. After escaping prison, she finds herself at the mercy of some Frostblood monks, who are trying to teach her the full potential of her power. One of those monks is name Arcus, and I was actually a fan of him. Both of his "plot-twists" were incredibly predictable, but I actually did like him as a character. He was probably the shining light of this story for me. Hell, maybe I'm happy the book was called

    , because he was my favorite.

    I do fear for his story-line, though, because (not to get into spoiler territory) he has a disfigurement, and I feel like the author walked that line of sympathy and "I wish he was normal" and I was scared that I was going to have to give this book one star on quite a few occasions, but she never crossed that line. I loved that Arcus wasn't perfect, and I loved his imperfection; I just hope Ruby keeps loving it, too.

    There is a good discussion in this book about how we perceive others, and marginalize the group in which they are in, off of what other people say about them/the group. Obviously this is something pretty important and relevant in 2017, and anything that is able to start a discussion and have others start to think about this important topic is absolutely amazing.

    This is Elly Blake's debut novel, and I think she does have potential to develop this story into something that I will think is above average. Like I said, I didn't dislike this book by any stretch of the imagination; I just wanted more than what I received. I will for sure continue on with book two, and I will definitely give this world and these characters another chance.

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  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jan 13, 2017

    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

    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 with.

    Ruby is a Fireblood in a kingdom where her magic is persecuted. She starts out the story having a mom who is present, but that bit of originality is shattered after a few pages when the evil king's soldiers come and kill the mom. Ruby swears revenge and is taken to an abbey where she's trained as the prophesied super strong Fireblood who can take down the Frostblood king. There's a deadline she has to train for and then she's put to the test (except the arena scene is pretty brief). She also has to battle the darkness within her and falls in love with a guy who starts out cold & rude but eventually shifts to being ready to die for her.

    The worldbuilding is pretty basic, but still works. So it's a solid story and there's honestly nothing

    with it... I just got really bored because I've seen it all before in every possible way. I'd recommend this if you haven't read a ton of YA fantasy!

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 18, 2017

    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

    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 Rasmus to die!

    Arcus takes Ruby back to the Abbey where she meets some wonderful people. One being Brother Thistle. They want to train her to use her fire and control it. Brother Thistle and Arcus have their work cut out for them but it mostly works out in the end. They want to help her be able to take down King Rasmus.

    Until Ruby is captured by the King's minions and brought back to his castle to fight in his pits. She is set up against people, animals, frostblood's. She hopes to be able to kill the king but will her plan every come into play? Maybe, maybe not, there is something else about the king . . . he's not quite right. Will Ruby with the help of Arcus be able to defeat the darkness. You shall see, when you read it!

    I enjoyed the book. I love Arcus, he's my frost king =) There were a few things in the book that made me want to smack Ruby but it was still good. Sometimes it seemed like she could have used her powers before getting caught. Either way, it worked out good enough for me.

    I will leave you with a funny little EXCERPT:

    I just love Ruby and Arcus! ❤

    MY BLOG:

  • ˗ˏˋmaggieˎˊ˗
    Feb 18, 2017

    To be honest, there were no quotes I enjoyed from this book. Actually, there were really none that were the kind of captivating quotes that I add to my notes and sometimes add in my review. Frostblood was the typical Ya fantasy book that you see elsewhere. 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 simil

    To be honest, there were no quotes I enjoyed from this book. Actually, there were really none that were the kind of captivating quotes that I add to my notes and sometimes add in my review. Frostblood was the typical Ya fantasy book that you see elsewhere. 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 -

    Elly Blake actually managed to make me

    as the ending was coming because it was something I didn't expect.

    is about Ruby, a 17-year-old who is a Fireblood living in a world of Frostbloods so just by knowing that, the reader knows that Ruby doesn't get along with her people because they are either different than her, are her enemies, or are afraid of her powers. One day, soldiers come looking for this Fireblood to kill her because they want to get rid of Fireblood's as soon as they can - since it's been happening for quite some time now and there are really no Fireblood's left - and once they find Ruby and her mother, Ruby knows she has to do something to run away. Because Ruby doesn't know how to use her gift, how to control her fire abilities, her mother ends up defending her when a soldier was about to kill her and ends up dying, leaving Ruby alone and is taken away to a prison cell. Days later, 2 strangers arrive where Ruby is and offer her something she doesn't think she could regret:

    Hearing the word

    is all Ruby could think about, so she agrees to do the task she is offered, but the thing is, she doesn't know

    Arcus, one of the people who carried her out to escape and be taken away to train doesn't see her as anything but dangerous and is tired of having to

    because he believes in what they have told him:

    Ruby begins training at this different place with people that are nothing like her and little did she know that she would be able to trust some of these people, and even fall in love with the "icy young man." As she begins this train, Ruby is actually taken away to another cell but instead of staying there suffering, she is forced to fight and battle in the pit of the Frostblood King

    Frostbloods when she is a Fireblood. Ruby, being forced to become stronger than she thought she was, starts gaining this powerful strength delivered from the light (or darkness) and doesn't realize what she can do until after. This might just be her chance to complete the task and kill the ruthless ruler and get revenge and what he has done to her.

    Frostblood wasn't new. Like I said, it was the typical YA fantasy that has sights of romance and a new ship that may or may not sink which is making me scream inside because I ended up shipping Arcus and Ruby. The fantasy elements are the same ones you would see in other books, like

    and

    . I admit I don't get tired of it. I understand the hate an author can get because readers think they are basically copying another work of another author and making it theirs in ways, changing the plot, the world-building, the characters, the fantasy elements - changing everything - but then, I really don't care. I'm here reading a book and I'm entertained. I like it, I finish it, and maybe I'll cry.

    The characters were okay. The world-building was okay. Everything was okay. In fantasy books, I can never relate to characters and see where they're coming from, and Ruby was no different. She was the typical heroine that has a gift she doesn't know how to use unless she gets trained. Arcus was the typical hero in the story that has a secret past (dark or not) that reveals it later but to be honest, it's kind of obvious in Part 1 of the story.

    Ruby was quite boring, I admit, but at least she managed to fight well enough to survive and live, and to become the champion of the king! The typical things we see in YA fantasy novels like

    . Her abilities improved, which reminded me of Mare from

    and I was quite happy she did because she was really boring at first that I couldn't really care about her. Ruby wasn't that strong, but she managed to survive in the battle and she even made history

    When I come to think of it, 2 stars is what this deserves from me. I kind of agree with Emily May and her review, where you see such similarities when you're reading this and all you get are vibes from other books. I'm not the biggest fan of fantasy myself, but this was quite bland and

    Arcus has his dark past/secret past that he reveals in the end and it wasn't surprising. I've said this quite some times now,

    I try my best to not think about what will happen next because I want to find out (which is the point of reading) but in Frostblood, it was so obvious.

    Arcus now, was someone I ended up loving when I hated him at first. I hated his attitude in the beginning and did not agree with the way he would treat Ruby, but then he managed to change a little

    Yes, they are cute together, and I was so happy to read moments of them together after they shared their kiss, but it wasn't surprising where I was just left shocked and/or surprised. I was just rooting for them and was hoping they would end up together. Arcus was the typical aggressive hero in books,

    and I can see why he was an "asshole" to Ruby at first.

    He would also care for his people and would treat them with such care and I just loved that so much. I loved him,

    I just hated him in the beginning because he was so harsh with Ruby when she was just learning about her gift; how to use it, how to control it. Of course, his character grew on me and although I didn't swoon, the way he would act around Ruby and smile or grin was just so cute and it always made me smile.

    Arcus was one of the characters that I can spend all day talking about how much I love him.

    I want him and Ruby to be together throughout the whole trilogy and it makes me sad because I sense a love triangle in the second book and I really don't want that. I don't want Ruby to go for another guy when it might just be her worst choice when she already has

    . He's a dark warrior who trained her and fell for her and basically offered his life for her after he makes sure she is safe in the city.

    Arcus is precious, strong, and I love him. He changed for the best and he's weak when it comes to Ruby and I love that. I admit I don't rate books with half stars,

    I just need more Arcus and Ruby moments and if Blake doesn't give me that, I will be very disappointed and I will be a ranty bitch about it in my review for the second book.

    - Ruby's power was also week, and I was upset how she couldn't become stronger before

    The way she trained and tried was just boring, bland, dull, and she was just a boring character in general. I'm probably complaining too much about her, but it's true. I wish she was able to control it more and was able to gain more strength

    When it came to her mother's death, I expected her to literally become a ball of flames or just explode into fire or something and kill soldiers. The book started off with her practicing her powers so I thought she would know something, or a little more than what she already knew, so like in other novels, I thought she was gonna get strength

    but instead, she was just so weak. You know those books where the hero or heroine cry so hard because they are seeing a loved one die, just fall away, and as they are crying out tears, they get strength from it? Like they're seeing this person die in their arms, they're seeing this important person fade away and they know they will never see them again, and suddenly they just

    because they are taking something or someone so special from their life so they let out all of their anger and everything just...

    Well, I expected that from Ruby.

    Instead, she was taken away and was locked up in that prison cell that she managed to survive.

    The plot twist was not surprising. It was predictable, which like I said, is something I usually don't get, but it was there. The world-building was also

    The plot twist can be seen since Arcus reveals some of his personality. He was called

    I was actually glad he was secretly falling for Ruby and the nicknames he had for her were just so cute, like his little inferno, but I just wasn't satisfied with everything. There isn't really much romance until around 100 pages, which I was completely fine with because that is completely normal in pretty much all books that have romance in it. Frostblood is the kind of novel that has 2 main characters that

    and I loved that. I love the kind of books that form a well-developed relationship like that, and this didn't fail to do that. No matter how long it takes, I am here for that ship, and I will live for that ship. I also recommend not reading the description for the second book because there are

    from this book.

    Another thing I

    was how the Brother's had patience with Ruby. They were supportive of her and believed in her, unlike Arcus in the beginning, and I was happy about that. I was happy she had people

    . Even if they weren't considered friends, they felt like friends when they were together. Reading those chapters made me happy because Ruby realized a lot of things about her that she didn't know.

    Overall,

    was an okay book. I was debating whether or not this book deserves 2 or 3 stars, but I skimmed some pages and I hated most of the beginning; Ruby wasn't an interesting character and she wasn't the kind of heroine that I enjoy reading about; It took me a while to get used to Arcus' character only to completely fall in love with him. I did say I laughed - Elly blake did manage to make me laugh - but it was Arcus' attitude toward Ruby (although I felt bad). If you're just starting to read YA Fantasy, this would be a good start. If you enjoyed

    . I'm sure you'll enjoy this one. If you didn't, I would still recommend it because I have some friends who enjoyed this one and completely disliked