Author: Elly Blake
Series: The Frostblood Saga 1
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Frost Blood vs Frostblood
The cover I got from the library is a rose covered with ice, it is not as cool looking as the top one, which looks eerily like Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series. Thankfully, the contents are pretty different, I think 😉 honestly there similarities when you compare both stories, but hey what else is new nowadays right? No, they are both books that are worth your time, and Ruby and Mare Barrow are different types of heroines.
I wasn’t looking for a new book to read, only that it was sitting on the shelf, and I had read a few positive reviews for Frostblood. If it isn’t an invitation to read, what is? I never did learn Ruby’s last name, not sure if she actually has one, or it is a secret till the last moment. All her life, she had to suppress her powers, less people know of her abilities and try to get her killed. She is in the wrong country after all, Fireblood and Frostblood are at war, and she’s on Frostblood territory.
If you are asking why she’s on the wrong land, beats me. Turns out that the history that Ruby knows is somewhat wrong, and the real version is much more interesting. Together with Arcus, Ruby tries to overthrow that blood thirsty king that was threatening her life. Arcus is a grumpy guy with a one track mind, but he does soften for Ruby. The ending is pretty cool, something that prepares us for her next book.
VerdictFrostblood is a promising series for young adults, if you are a fan of Red Queen you will like this too! Click To Tweet
It might be unfair to compare it with Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, Frostblood is a different story after all. Both girls have powers they both love to suppress, they are in very different circumstance. If you love the Red Queen series, you will like Ruby in Frostblood, so feisty and full of fire.
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