{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

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{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovlFrostblood by Elly Blake
Pages: 376
on January 10th 2017
Series: Frostblood Saga #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
four-half-stars

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.

Also in this series: Fireblood
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Debut Author Challenge 2017, Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017
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YA Review My Thoughts

Frostblood is the first book in the young adult fantasy Frostblood Saga series by Elly Blake. Frostblood is author Elly Blake’s debut novel, and I have to say, I was super impressed with it. I loved the lore and myths behind the Firebloods and the Frostbloods. I found it to be super interesting, and in a world where every idea feels like a derivation of another, I couldn’t find another book that was quite like this one. The take on fire and ice wielders felt fresh and interesting. I really loved Frostblood and I am super pumped for Fireblood. (and I crazy excited that the third book is called darkblood because after reading book one, that titles gives me all kinds of awesome ideas about what might be coming in the future of this series.) One thing is for sure, Elly Blake is an author to keep your eye on. She is going to have so many more awesome books for us in the future. I just know it.

Ruby is a girl that lost everything at a young age simply because she was a fireblood rather than a frostblood. It was interesting to me that though they are similar, one of the power wielders is acceptable and one is not. I’m not sure how fire is more dangerous than frost. Both can certainly be deadly, but that is a digression for another day. I loved Ruby. She is a scrappy little thing, and she is a fighter. I loved the monks she went to stay with, and yes, I totally loved Arcus too. Their romance was one that I called early on, and I loved every second of it. It was slow burn and full of bickering, and I ate it all up. I can’t wait for more romance between the two of them.

The whole story just worked really, really well for me. Right from page one, I was drawn into this world, and I didn’t surface again for a few hours until I had finished the book in one go. Now I want more. I have so many questions about the Minax and about the last fireblood queen. Heck, even about Marella. I feel like there are going to be so many more secrets, and twists and reveals and I can’t wait for them.

Bottom line: Frostblood is an awesome debut. It is full of slow burn romance, fantasy & magic, a richly historied world full of myths and secrets, and a really cool story line. I want more! Frostblood is a book that should not be missed!

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/23/2017- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Interview

1/24/2017- Good Choice Reading– Review

1/25/2017-Page Turners Blog– Guest Post

1/26/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader Review

1/27/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

Week Two:

1/30/2017- Mundie Moms– Review

1/31/2017- Novel Novice– Guest Post

2/1/2017- Book Briefs– Review

2/2/2017- The Young Folks– Interview

2/3/2017- YA Books Central– Review

About Elly Blake

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 definitely shows Frostblood tendencies.

Her work is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media.

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14 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl”

  1. Julie Daniels

    I took the quiz and it turns out I’m a Fire Blood! I’ve been excited to read Frost Blood for months, since I came across it on Goodreads. I purchased an ecopy but I plan to purchase a physical copy asap for my shelves. I loved your review! I’m looking forward to starting this series and seeing where it takes Ruby!

  2. Kristina Oden

    Thank you for the review of Frostblood. Your reviews have helped me find some of the most wonderful books and authors. This will be a great new series for me! Thank you so much!!

  3. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the review. I want to read even more debut authors’ books this year and this one will be definitely on my list. I love the characters already from how you described them.

  4. The Booktographer

    I’ve been meaning to read this for ages! You just made up mind….Ordering It now!!!!

  5. Victoria

    This sounds like a really great book, I love your review!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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