5 star reads - Courtney

Frost Blood by Elly Blake


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.

This book…. this book is so good. I didn’t know what to expect from Elly Blake’s new series. I was blown away by the book, I went in not knowing much about the novel. The writing was amazing, the story was just intoxicating from the first few pages, I immediately could not put the book down. I finished it in just a couple of hours it was so good.

You have your MC Ruby, who is a fireblood. In this world, there are firebloods and frostbloods, Fire and Ice. Ruby has always been told to suppress her gift and hide it or she will be sent to the King and executed. One evening the king’s soldiers appear not far from her home. Ruby rushes off to warn her mother, shortly after the soldiers burst into their home and they flee.

A village not far from their home, Ruby and her mother is caught. Her mother is killed protecting her and Ruby is takin to prison. She soon escapes to abbey, a small village of frostbloods who help her control her gift. They train her for one reason, to help them kill the king. While she is also falling in love.

You are basically thrown in from the first few chapters, you follow Ruby as she learns her gift and tries to find who is helping her and who is just using her. You watch Ruby grow from a scared child into a fierce warrior you take down a kingdom. It was truly a great story and I can not wait to see where the story goes in the second novel. I love Elly’s writing and the way she can capture the reader in just a few pages.

Courtney 💛


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