I love reading Fantasy. I also love YA stories. (Probably why I write them!) Recently, I came across a trilogy written by Elly Blake that piqued my interest from the first page. Full disclosure – I listened to these on audiobooks – but they were engaging. Really engaging! So much so that I wanted to do my part to spread the word on these creative stories.
Frostblood synopsis: Ruby is a Fireblood living in Frostblood lands. Her mother has told her to cover up her gift, else she be captured or put to death by the Frostblood King. But the fire in Ruby’s veins won’t stay inside and soldier’s come to their small village. Ruby is captured and put in prison. Frostblood rebels rescue her and take her to a secluded abbey where she is trained to control her gift. The goal: destroy the Frost throne. The complication: she’s falling for her frostblood rescuer, Arcus.
In Fireblood, Ruby realizes that even with her relationship with the new Frostblood King, the Frost Court will never accept her. When confronted with the reality of the roaming Minax released from the melted throne, Ruby accepts an offer to travel to the land of Firebloods with a handsome Fireblood prince.
Nightblood builds on the secrets learned in Fireblood and brings the series to a dramatic conclusion you won’t want to miss.
Along the way, Ruby must confront her deepest fears and make impossible choices. She confronts sorrow, grief, disappointment, and disillusionment. By working through those deep feelings she is freed to feel true love and find her best future.
The values of friendship, loyalty, and staying true to one’s own self are threaded throughout the series. The value of hope even in the face of disastrous events and monstrous grief and the focus on others’ welfare when in the midst of personal horror are well worth the read.
As far as YA readers go: There are no scenes stronger than kissing nor objectionable language. Battle scenes and death feature prominently, but not in horror flick proportions and they are all directly tied to the intricate plot.
I highly recommend the Frostblood Saga for all readers who enjoy fantasy and are looking for something to thrill both the mind and the heart.
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