Published: January 10th 2017
By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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.
This was a very pleasant reading for me, although I didn’t have enough time to read these past days, I feel that I’ve enjoyed it anyway , even though I would have loved to read it all in one sitting, that would been fun for sure
Well, the plot focuses on Ruby, she’s a Fireblood, which means she can control the fire; She must live her life hiding since those of her species are considered dangerous and evil, this is why they are almost non-existent , but one day the king’s soldiers find her and take her prisoner, until Arcus appears, he’s a Frostblood (control over the ice), who releases her from her cell and from here the story begins to take shape …
I love the system that the writer has created here, all this Frostblood against the Firebloods has seemed super entertaining, although I have enjoyed it, I can say that this kind of races separation or this kind powers in YA Fantasy Is quite common, we know that this always leads to an endless of conflicts that will develop in the plot and also fall into repetitive topics, such as the heroine who believes she’s weak but she’s very powerful indeed , the mysterious boy with a big secret, the problematic relationship between the main characters that we know will end up in romance, the desire to overthrow a corrupt king and the final battle, right?. But despite all this, which is quite visible, and that is why I wanted to highlight it, I want to say that IT HASN’T PREVENTED ME FROM ENJOYING THE BOOK, it’s very entertaining and clearly has all the content to which one is accustomed in this type of books, It was hard to put it down,ADDICTIVE is the word here.
I liked the characters a lot, Ruby is brave, temperamental and strong and despite making some mistakes on her journey, I consider her a great main character whose growth is remarkable during the book, and her ability to say what she thinks to anyone is very funny .
At first I thought Arcus was an idiot, in fact I thought I would never be able to love him or feel sorry for him, but in fact his progress is very satisfactory and in the end when you know him more deeply you can understand many of his behaviors. All the tention between these characters is so entertaining, besides all this about the fire and the ice working together is incredible
This is a world where people live controlled by a greater power and with fear, so it’s important to know why they think in the way they do it and what makes them so alert all the time, I think it’s super interesting to know the myths and legends behind the races , are very well explained and they have really enchanted me, a super original touch that makes you put in the place of every person who lives in this world, plus you know more about the Frostblood and Firebloods and why do they hate each other. The construction of the world is wonderful, I love reading the descriptions of places, it has that medieval appearance with really beautiful landscapes, it is incredible.
Highly recommend this book has a great mix of action, fun, romance, and above all prioritize the pursuit of truth and struggle for ideals, super excited for the next one!