Fireblood by Elly Blake | REVIEW
Fireblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #2)
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 12th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….
Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.
** SPOILER WARNING **
Check out my reviews for
Frostblood – Book #1
** Received an ARC from Hachette Book Group Canada for an honest review **
Fireblood by Elly Blake is a sequel to this year’s explosive fantasy debut, Frostblood. I can’t express how much I love this series. I really enjoyed the characters and the starting point for the story in Frostblood, but Fireblood has taken this series to a whole new level for me! More characters, thicker plot, cool villains, and awesome powers. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE FINALE NOW!
I don’t want to give away too much about the book or spoil too much of Frostblood, but guys, believe me when I say this series is worth the read! If you love strong characters, gods, powers, easy to follow story line, and action packed scenes, you will love this one.
Blake has seriously outdone herself this time around. She expands on the lore of the world she has created. Introducing the Fireblood queen and her court along with expanding on the gods we only heard about in the first book was only the many intricate plot details she included this time around.
Ruby has grown on me. In Frostblood I wasn’t sure about her. There was just something blocking me from fully committing to her. But this time around she is 100% more likable! Kai was a great addition to the cast. Not only did he cause strife between the two lovebirds, but also added intrigue and layers to plot line. I enjoyed his personality more than I thought I would. Because he was put in to be a rival to Arcus, my baby prince, I decided I would hate him. But it was very hard to do that.
Arcus, my sweet cold blooded brooding hero. There were times I wanted to slap him upside the head. He is still very much an internal feelings kind of guy. It was frustrating to see him not act on his feelings when it came to Ruby. Whether it was love, fear, rage or sorrow; he just internalized it all. But he will forever be my favorite.
I am so excited to see where the story takes us in the finale. I can tell by how Fireblood ended that it is definitely going to be an explosive ending. I don’t think I am ready for it to end so soon.
I highly recommend this one if you like power hungry gods, love triangles (but not really), and fantastic world building. Let me know what you guys thought of Fireblood by Elly Blake! I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,
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.