Frostblood, the first book in the Frostblood saga by Elly Blake was gripping and fantastic. The story follows Ruby, a fireblood who has worked her whole life to hide her flame from others. Living in frostblood territory and being a fireblood is a death sentence that one day becomes reality for Ruby and her mother. With her mother dead and Ruby in chains, she knows it is only a matter of time before she loses her life in the frostblood prison.
With her life ebbing away, Ruby is surprised to find herself rescued by two rebel frostbloods and placed on a course to assassinate the King. Ruby is only too happy to agree with their request, after all, the King was responsible for her mothers death. Ruby begins training with Arcus a handsome yet infuriating man whose frost clashes with Ruby’s fire. Before Arcus is able to adequately prepare Ruby for her task, Ruby is captured by the King once again and this time placed in to the arena where firebloods are never expected to survive. In the King’s court nothing is as it seems and Ruby will need all of her wits to survive both the arena and the courtiers.
For a book with a great storyline and well thought out characters, I am giving Frostblood 4/5 stars. I look forward to reading more of this series and hope the next book is published soon!
I received this book for free from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.