Print Length 376 pages
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published Jan. 10, 2017
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.
Bering a Fireblood in a land where the Frostblood reign is well tedious. You have to keep it a secret or else you or those you love may die. A truth that Ruby learns too late, with her mother being murdered right before her eyes and she is taken prisoner. Arcus saves her from prison and takes her to an Abbey for sanctuary and training. They use saving her life as the reason she is tasked with killing the current Frost King.
Ruby is weak at the beginning of the book and at the end she still has a lot to learn. Yes, you’ve seen this type of character before but she was still enjoyable to read about. Arcus is a little too harsh for my liking he is kinda mean to Ruby even though he thinks she will bring peace to the land. Plus he depends too much of her to defeat the king.
I didn’t really buy into the chemistry between these two. I wanted to but it wasn’t enough for me. Hopefully the next book will develop it more. Overall, a good start to a series with a lot of potential.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “To be filled with light, you need only to make a choice. Choose to forgive yourself. Choose to love.”
Brother Thistle- mentor