Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fireblood by Elly Blake

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All hail the Fire Queen.

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 Fire 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, Ruby no longer knows whom to trust. The fates of two kingdoms are now in her hands.

                                                 My review :-
The book continues in the wake of the previous one as the reader travels along with Ruby on her path to seeking answers and destroying the Minax. The tension and the stakes were well developed in this book but the one thing that the boom could not pull off was the love triangle. It almost sounded as if it was forced. Nonetheless, the book was an epic read and will leave the readers waiting restlessly for its sequel.

Frostblood by Elly blake

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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.

                                                    My review :- 
While this book contained a lot of fantasy clich├ęs it still stood apart from others by its amazing narrative, beautiful world building, strong characters and vivid imagery. This is a perfect read for fantasy fans with the right amount of magic,tension and action. I loved the way the author paced the book .