Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon. All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part 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.
Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies–but together create a power that could change everything.
This is a YA fantasy book and that is not a genre that I read too often. I received an unsolicited ARC of this book and decided to give it a try. I found the plot line to be interesting enough and the character of Ruby to be well thought out. This book is the first in the series and I would think that the world building would continue in the subsequent stories.
I understood a little bit about the rivalry between the Frostbloods and the Firebloods but the details surrounding that were a bit lacking. I did enjoy the book though and I would probably pick up the next one to see what else happens with Ruby and the Firebloods.
I give this book 3 crowns.