Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Title: Fireblood
Author: Elly Blake
Series: Book Two in the Frostblood Saga
Published By: Little Brown Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Ruby's world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past..

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.










The first book in the Frostblood series completely captivated me. I plowed through it in no time at all. It was completely addicting and hard to put down. I was surprised that this was the author's debut novel and even more surprised that something that seems like it's been done before could so capture my attention and seem new and exciting. 

With her sequel Fireblood, she proved that Frostblood was no fluke, this woman can write and weave a story that both seems unique and is completely compelling and once again, hard to put down. I read into the wee hours of the morning to finish this and I don't regret the bags under my eyes or the loss of sleep, not. One. Single. Bit. 

I can't even begin to describe how much this series hooked me. The writing, the fast paced story line, the very heart of the characters themselves, all of it. It is just one of those series that you truly need to try and experience for yourself to truly get it and understand how addicting it can be. I seriously can not recommend it enough. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of this series before but it sounds fantastic. I'll be hunting this one for sure once this series is completed. Great review!

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    1. It isn't over yet, there is at least one more book that I know of but two are out so that is good. ;)

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  2. It's nice to find a book or series that really hooks you.

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  3. I don't remember the first book at all. I need to go look it up. Sounds like a series I would enjoy.

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    1. I remember seeing it when it first came out and grabbed it but then forgot about it for awhile. So glad I remembered and gave it a chance Heidi. ;)

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  4. I love your enthusiasm for this series. Thanks for sharing, Ali!

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  5. Happy to see your continuing to enjoy this series. I've heard great things!!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. It really is good and so worth it to read!

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  6. Kindlemom, great review. I LOVE finding new to me and debut authors who really rock my reading world. Glad this one did it for you!

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  7. You have piqued my curiosity. This series sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Nice that this was so good! You never know with book 2's sometimes, it's a good sign if this one held the quality. It sounds fun too, I like the premise. I need more YA fantasy.

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    1. I know! Second books are so hit and miss most times. I have very high hopes for the next one. :)

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  9. I had to check what the 1st book looked like to see if it was familiar. I already have it on my withlist, but I just bumped it up!

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    1. Glad you have the first one on your list, I think you would like this.

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  10. So good when a sequel is awesome. Glad you enjoyed this!

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  11. Looks like I need to get this series on my TBR list and fast. With new to me authors, I don't like to get too attached after just one book, but since book two was so good, I'll give it a try. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I feel the same way Melanie and this really was good so definitely check them both out.

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  12. I haven't read the first one but that's great it was so good - and that the sequel lived up to the first!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It was a relief for sure. You just never know these days.

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  13. I loved the first book but was so disappointed when I read the blurb for this one. Now that you've read it, is it a love triangle?
    I'm glad that you enjoyed it, Ali. It does sound really terrific from your review! :)

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    1. There is but there isn't Nick. It really is hard to describe but you don't have anything to worry about. Whatever there was really was resolved and any attraction makes sense in a way that explains itself over time.

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  14. Why does this feel new to me. The series I mean. I am sure I read your first review. You have me curious my friend!

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    1. I never reviewed the first book LOL, which is probably why you don't remember it. But it was pretty popular when it first came out last year so I'm sure you saw it on other blogs. ;)

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  15. That sounds really good. I love these types of stories.

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  16. Oh it sounds great, I didn't know about this one

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    1. It really is, I highly recommend it. :D

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  17. Oh you have me curious. This sounds so good and I'm so glad you put it on my radar!

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    1. I know you would have fun with this series.

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  18. I haven't tried the first book but you make this series sound amazing.

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    1. It really is. It took me by surprise with how much I have loved it so far.

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  19. I love it when you're able to enjoy a follow up book as much as the first book, this rarely happens with me! So maybe I should give this series a go! Great review once again! :)

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    1. Thank you and I really hope you check it out, it really is a fun series.

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  20. I passed on the first book because it sounded so similar to Red Queen, a series that didn't grab my interest. Now I'm wondering if if I should give it a chance. Glad the sequel is even better than the first book. Always a good sign!

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    1. I liked it even more than I liked Red Queen and it does have similarities but it holds its own. It isn't too similar.

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  21. guess I am going to have to pick this series up because if the second book is just as strong that is fab!

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    1. It really is and it's nice to see that in the YA genre for sure these days.

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  22. I love it when a book is so good I'll forgo sleep! I'm going to check this series out! Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Thank you and it really is a good series, so worth it to try.

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  23. Glad the second one was as good as the first. I am not familiar with the author or the series. I hope it continues to be as good as you go along!

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    1. Thanks Lorna and I really hope so as well.

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  24. I'm so excited to hear that this an action-packed sequel to Frostblood and so good too! I'm grabbing this off my TBR shelf and bumping this title up. Perfect timing to catch up before Fireblood releases.

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