Author: Elly Blake
Publication: January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series: (Frostblood Saga #1)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Copy: ARC provided by publisher & Face in a Book
Summary: 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 unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.
I have been on such a fantasy kick lately, and this was the perfect read for me. The MC, Ruby, is a strong lead hell-bent on revenge for her mother. She has a sarcastic humor that I loved, and she isn't afraid to speak up for what she believes. She is also just a good person, and she is willing to risk herself to save or heal others, which I loved. I also loved Arcus, and their romance. I love the back-and-forth quick-witted lines between them, and their slow-burn romance was perfect for the story.
The magic in this book is so cool! I love the concept of having fire vs. ice with the frostbloods and firebloods. The fight scenes were so epic, and I could totally picture this book as a movie or TV show! The setting overall was fun to picture, because of all the stuff made out of ice. I mean, aesthetic.
If you guys have read some other reviews, then you know that this book is all kinds of awesome. I definitely am recommending it to all my fantasy lovers out there!
My song rec for this book is Pray (Empty Gun) by Bishop Briggs. I love Bishop, and this song totally fits with this book! I feel like the lyrics work for both of the main characters, and I loved listening to them while reading this book.