Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) by Elly Blake


Fireblood by Elly BlakeFireblood
(Frostblood Saga #2)
by Elly Blake
September 12, 2017
416 pages


Goodreads Summary:
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.

 

Review

Having read and enjoyed Frostblood last year I was ready and eager to jump back into its world full of frost and fire. Once again the story has me mesmerized. Fireblood was even more amazing than its predecessor.
 
There's something just so compelling about the Frostblood Saga. I was really drawn into the story with its divided people and masked terrors. I was able to easily return to the world and pick up on the conflict and struggles that persisted from book one. The politics were messy and most decisions came with backlash but Ms. Blake presents each complication with clarity. There was never any doubts on how difficult it would be to attain peace between the two races. Naturally there were more than a few surprises (the key ones being Ruby's birthright and Marella's betrayal) along the way. I loved that true motives weren't unveiled until the last minute.
 
Emotions played an integral part in this sequel. Ruby and Arcus had even more to lose than before if they didn't succeed in their tasks. Both had bigger things to worry about than their own feelings yet their thoughts never strayed far from each other. I didn't enjoy seeing them apart but I understood the reasoning. I can't say I welcomed Kai's appearance but he was helpful (most of the time). Regarding the possible love triangle I will say the time apart and the few heartaches felt were worth it. Bonus that despite there being never-ending conflicts between the characters, when the time came, they were able to work together without prejudice.
 
I've said this before but I really love the way Ms. Blake crafts the tale of the gods and the history of the people. The story within the story was simple to understand and a pleasure to learn. It's original and perfectly lays the foundation to the whole storyline. I definitely wouldn't mind hearing more of these tales!
 
A fantastic story with incredible characters the Frostblood Saga books will draw you into its pages. Fireblood was an excellent sequel and I couldn't be more excited to see what more will unfold in the finale Nightblood.
 
5 Cats
*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.

6 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this as well! Such a great series. I can't wait for the next book!

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  2. Oooh nice! I can't wait to read this one! I was all set to do so, but then review books came in and then I want to try to read a book or two before a signing coming up! So I feel swamped already! LOL! Glad to hear it was amazing! I loved Frostblood as well! Great review!

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    1. Ohh I really hope you get to it soon but I totally get that other books get in the way lol. Happens to me too ;)

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  3. I haven't started this series, but you're making me want to, especially since you liked this one even better. And I love the cover.

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    1. Have you seen the cover for the third one? It's even better!! I suggest binge-reading it once it's all out ;)

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