I’m a former teacher with a love for good books. I’m all for anything that inspires people to read, and quite frankly, there’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a frigid night. I’m a sucker for fun fantasy novels to help transport me to another world. One of my favorite reads this year has been Frostblood, Elly Blake’s debut novel.
This book is a page turner! With a strong heroine (hello feminism!), exciting plot twists, characters you can’t help but fall in love with, and an exquisitely imagined world, this book is a magical number you won’t be able to put down. At least I know I couldn’t.
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.
Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies . . . but together create a power that could change everything.
About the Author
Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a degree in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, and reporter for a local business magazine before finally landing on her current job as a library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and a Siberian Husky mix that definitely shows frostblood tendencies.
If you’re looking for a novel unlike any other, one that has mastered being witty and dark (without being heavy), you’re in for a real treat because one lucky winner will receive:
- A copy of Frost Blood by Elly Blake
- A winter-wear set (including hat, scarf, and mittens) to keep you warm this frosty season.
Disclosure: I partnered with Little, Brown to share this giveaway. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co.