Ice and Fire are still at war.
Ruby has defeated the tyrannous Frost King, and Arcus, the exiled warrior who captured her heart, has taken his rightful place as ruler of the Frostblood Kingdom.
But Ruby is the only Fireblood in a castle of frost and ice, and the courtiers will not accept her. Even worse, the dark threat released from the Frost King’s melted throne is stalking the land, bent on destruction – and as the one who set it free, only Ruby can stop it.
To find the knowledge she needs, she must leave Arcus and journey south to the land of the Firebloods. But the homeland Ruby’s never seen is treacherous, and friend and enemy wear the same face.
If she’s to save both kingdoms, Ruby must figure out who she can trust – and unleash a fire powerful enough to do battle with darkness….
Author: Elly Blake
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
First Edition : 7/9/17
This Edition: 7/9/17
Date started: August
Date finished: 10/9/17
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I got this a while ago for my kindle but I had been hesitant to start it but I managed to actually start it the other day!
This released on the 7th September, I’m a bit late to actually review this as I went away a few days before the release and had so much to do that I hadn’t read it sooner.
Fireblood is the sequel to Elly Blake’s first book, Frostblood, which I absolutely loved and adored and this one I thought was even better and I only had to wait 9 months for it as opposed to an entire year and luckily the third instalment, Nightblood, is out in June which will be another 9 months! 🙈
In this book we see Ruby sail across the seas to find a way to destroy the fire throne and try and be rid of the curse once a for all. To get to the Fireblood Queen she meets Kai, a fireblood boy whom she trains with and becomes close friends with during her time learning to become a Fireblood Master.
So obviously there’s a slight love triangle with Ruby, Arcus and Kai, now I think I much prefer Kai compared to Arcus as Arcus seems like a real douchebag to me, controlling and it seems like he doesn’t think Ruby is allowed to do anything unless he’s okay with it. The hissy fit he got into when Ruby decided to leave the Frost Court and travel south to the land of the Firebloods, was so incredibly embarrassing and awful. Even though she was going to benefit the Frost Court and even help Arcus bring peace between them and the Firebloods, he acted so cold and awful to Ruby when she mentioned her plan to Arcus. Therefore I am team Kai!
I throughly enjoyed this book and I read it in just a day once I managed to have time to actually read it! I love Elly’s writing, and the flow of the book was perfect, it was great to see character development and seeing Ruby learn how to use her Fireblood powers even more, I highly recommend this book, more so I recommend the first book as well! You should go pick up a copy. Like now!!!!