Fireblood

Fireblood

by Elly Blake

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Fireblood by Elly Blake

In this riveting sequel to the New York Times bestselling Frostblood, Ruby must choose between a fiery homeland that embraces who she is and the icy king who loves her. Now available in paperback!



Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the tyrannical Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now terrorizing 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 past....


Risking the fury of 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 access 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316273336
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Frostblood Saga Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 46,232
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Elly Blake is the author of the New York Times bestseller Frostblood. After earning a degree in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random occupations, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and a Siberian Husky mix that definitely shows Frostblood tendencies. She invites you to visit her at EllyBlake.com.

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Fireblood (Frostblood Saga Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Morgan_S_M More than 1 year ago
I’ve been looking forward to this sequel ever since I finished Frostblood last December and it did not disappoint! It was very twisty- some I saw coming, some I didn’t. Fireblood reads like a second book in a fantasy series in many ways, but that’s not a bad thing. There’s the journey to a new land, the discovering of secrets, and the introduction of a new character that contributes to a bit of a love triangle. Now I don’t mind a good triangle, and I think this one is both believable, realistic, and satisfactory. There’s story drama, but not a ton of romance drama. I also really liked Ruby and Kai’s dynamic- you should know by now that I can’t resist friction and banter Arcus is still my guy though, and I’m glad we got to see him more in this book than I expected. I didn’t find the Fireblood trials as interesting as I hoped but I really liked the fights and training, and the mythology continues to be a strong point. It’s really fun fantasy and kept me turning the pages. Counting the days til Nightblood!
brittanysbookrambles More than 1 year ago
Reading Fireblood pretty much tested my sanity. My emotions were all over the place, and my heart could barely handle all of the constant twists, challenges, and heartaches in this book. I had so much energy and adrenaline while reading that I couldn't sit still. I had to pace, jump, and yell—all while psychotically flying through the pages of this glorious sequel. I have to say, I am absolutely thrilled to see how much Elly Blake has grown as a writer. While she gave us an intriguing and icy world in Frostblood, we now have Sudesia—the home of all the Firebloods—and the contrast of settings is fantastic. Also, there are lots of new characters introduced, and I adore them all! So yes, this book was HOT . . . in more ways than one. This book was so good, guys. Even now, I'm struggling to write this review because since I love this book so much, it's hard to put my feels into coherent sentences. Also, though I originally had my worries regarding the love-triangle that is mentioned in the synopsis, I was ultimately beyond happy with how the story progressed. In fact, whenever I currently have a spare second, I'm sneakily petting the book and rereading my favorite sections. *SPOILER* Is there a love-triangle in this book? Yes. Was it terrible? No. Though to be honest, love-triangles don't bother me too much—as long as they are well-executed. This actually reminded me a lot of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo with the introduction of Sturmhond. If that didn't bother you, then this probably won't either. For those of who you haven't read The Grisha Trilogy (and AHEM, shame on you!), let's put it this way: Ruby doesn't declare undying love for both Arcus and Kai and then go back and forth while deciding who to "pick" to be with. It's more like . . . she's struggling with her place in the world, and Arcus and Kai both represent the two opposing paths that she could take. Basically, it's less about the romance, and more about what is happening plot-wise in Ruby's journey, and her own personal growth. *END SPOILER* So please, do not feel deterred by the love-triangle mention in the synopsis. This book is absolutely marvelous. All in all, Fireblood is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year so far, so I hope you will love it as much as I do! :)
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is a page-turner for sure, and I can't wait for the third one!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a page Turner. More plot twists than a den of snakes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Pulls you in deeper and deeper and just when you think you have it figured out.... surprise. Very well written. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best YA books I have read in awhile. Usually sequels aren’t as good as the first, but this held up its own. Can’t wait for the next one.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars? I really really reaaaaaallly enjoyed the first book and I was so excited to get to this story. Even though it breaks my heart to rate this so low, I'm wondering if 2.5 stars my be too high. The plot of this story is filled with clichés. I wanted to be sucked into the story and found myself skimming pages out of boredom and rolling my eyes so hard, I'm surprised they're still in my head. (view spoiler) Plot wise, it is fast paced. Lots of things happen with the trials and there are some double crossings and the ending is intriguing. Sadly, by the time I got to the last chapter, I was just happy for it to be over. Obviously from high reviews, I'm in the minority. I will be reading the last book as I definitely want to know how it all ends, but I'm not sure I'll be clamoring for it. **Huge thanks to The Novl for providing the arc free of charge**
taramichelle More than 1 year ago
After reading Frostblood last year and loving it, I've been eagerly awaiting Fireblood. Luckily, it was worth the wait. Fireblood avoids second book syndrome while setting up the third book in the series beautifully. I loved how this book focused on Ruby exploring her heritage and figuring out for herself where she belongs in this newly changed world. After the events at the end of Frostblood, Ruby finds herself in an unstable and treacherous position. She's stuck in the Tempesian court, avoiding the courtiers who would prefer the king choose a Frostblood and stealing only the occasional tender moment with King Arcus. Additionally, the Minax is now free and haunting the countryside, spreading terror and destruction everywhere it goes. After an assassin makes an attempt on her life, Ruby sets off on a quest to Sudesia with Kai, her attractive Fireblood savior, in order to find answers. One of my favorite things about this series is Ruby. She is still feisty and sassy with an iron will. I absolutely loved her character arc in this book, it was wonderful to see her grow into her power and make a place for herself in the world. I loved how she refused to settle into the role Arcus put her in, instead seeking one that she wanted. It was wonderful to see her willing to walk away from the relationship in order to make sure that she didn't lose herself. I really can't wait to see how Ruby develops in book three, particularly given what happened in the ending of this book. Through Ruby's experiences in Tempesia, the Frostblood kingdom, and Sudesia, the Fireblood kingdom, Elly Blake did an excellent job of bringing both cultures to life while driving home the idea that the two peoples are more similar than they think. I also really enjoyed how she slowly peeled back the layers of the Sudesian Queen, exposing her as a flawed human being. The political aspect of the book was interesting, even though I predicted some of the twists. While I liked most of the new characters introduced, I wasn't a huge fan of Kai. The romance aspect felt contrived. I would much rather have preferred that he have an uncomplicated friendship with Ruby, I think it would have suited them better. Fireblood was a strong sequel, although the pacing felt uneven at times and the ending was a bit rushed. I also would have liked to see Ruby training and mastering her powers for far longer than she did before taking the trials. Otherwise, the characters were quite good and there was a perfect mix of action based scenes and quieter ones. Plus it was amazing to see what true Fireblood masters can do. I will definitely be eagerly awaiting Nightblood, the conclusion to this enchanting series. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope the next book comes out soon!! Really engaging.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Fireblood" was a pretty good continuation of the Frostblood Saga. While the first book took place in the land of the Frostbloods, most of this second book take place in the land of the Firebloods (Sudesia). Here, Ruby travels for answers and adventure, encountering a vengeful queen and strange customs. She has always felt out of place, having to hide her fire, and so, she is seeking a feeling of "fitting in" in her journey. After meeting Kai and having him save her life (in a battle where Arcus is severely wounded), she elects to travel with him away from the troubles that left her feeling like a misfit in Arcus's court. Upon arriving in Sudesia, Ruby learns that she is not a welcome addition to their society and is given a very short amount of time to prove herself amongst the Firebloods, to attempt to become a Master (after a series of life-threatening tests). Although I thought this sounded like something that could make a whole book, the tests are a relatively small part of the overall story and most of the novel deals with interpersonal relationships. Ruby seems a little immature and to spurn the devotion of Arcus. The love triangle (or should I say square?) that develops felt a little forced, and I couldn't really understand all the drama around it. The relationships seemed like more of after-thoughts than anything else, and I couldn't get into the dilemmas/dramas surrounding them. The very real threat of the Minax who was released and continues to torment the kingdom and Ruby takes a backseat to a lot of relationship drama, when I often felt it should be the other way around. Overall, I still enjoyed it and would give it 3-3.5 stars, but it didn't spark the same passion I felt about the first book and seemed more like a rehashing/less personal growth in this one. I am still curious to see how this develops and would like to continue with the series- I'm hopeful that we'll see a lot more growth and focus on the storyline that pops up here and there (the battle with the Minax/threats to sanity that were hidden in the thrones). The last part of the book was again the most action-packed and interesting, while the first half seemed a bit slow. I'll be curious to see how the next one develops!