Thursday, November 2, 2017

Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Author: Elly Blake
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN:  9780316273329
ISBN13: 9780316273329
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source:  NetGalley

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.

I wasn't exactly anticipating the release of FIRE BLOOD. In fact, I delayed reading FIREBLOOD because I was scared at the thought of a love triangle, but FIREBLOOD ended up surprising me.

There were some great reveals in FIREBLOOD. I didn't like the fact that Ruby was going off on her own with a stranger to a different land, but it ended up being ok and I really enjoyed learning about everything that was thrown out in the story. Ruby grew and learned a lot about herself in FIREBLOOD. Through every twist, she plowed ahead and got done what needed to be done.

Let's talk romance. I don't want to ruin anything, but I will say that Ruby knows exactly who and what she wants, and the wait to find out wasn't excruciating.

I will definitely read more from the Fireblood Saga. I have enjoyed the characters and the world and need to know what will happen next.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.