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Summary

The first in an addictive fantasy series perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen and Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass.

Enter a world where fire and ice are mortal enemies....

Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She's spent her whole life in hiding.

Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.

She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus - a Frostblood rebel - by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?

Ruby will have only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn....

©2017 Elly Blake (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic reviews

"Fast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue." (Lori M. Lee)

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Great fantasy story

I really love the fantasy genre, but it can get a little same-y at times. I felt like this story was original. I really like how the characters enteracted and grew with the story and I can't wait for the sequal. The performance given by Jennifer English was fantastic, she has a real talent with accents and bringing characters to life.

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This was really fun!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this. The story is really fun and easy to get through, if a little predictable at times. I really loved the narrator's voice - I think she made the main character more likable for me.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I wasn't shocked by the plot twist, but it was a good ending, and I think just compelling enough to make the reader want to read the sequel.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I really enjoyed the scene at the beginning - sad, but a good set up for the story to come. I also enjoyed one of the scenes between Arcus and Ruby, because there was lots of tension and excitement.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"A whirlwind of ice and snow, perfect for newcomers to fantasy!"

Any additional comments?

This was a really great book for people just arriving in the fantasy genre - perhaps a little predictable for readers who have read more of it. But I definitely recommend the audiobook as I think I wouldn't have enjoyed the book as much when reading the physical copy.

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Well paced enjoyable read

What did you like most about Frostblood?

I expected this to be your typical YA fantasy book and to an extent it was but it was so well written with great characters that I fell in love with it.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked seeing the views of the characters challenged and that they were willing to look at things from a new perspective.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved all the scenes where the frost and fire magic went up against each other. They were always well written and descriptive.

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not what I wanted

found the narrator frustrating. especially for the main characters voice. story started good but turned In to a boring romance. the main character is hot headed to the level of being an enoying child. stopped reading somewhere in the middle so don't know if it gets better. either way it's not worth continuing for me

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Enjoyed

Enjoyed this book but found the right scenes a bit repetitive and therefore dull. Will happily try another book from this author or narrator.

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Very predictable.

I predicted basically everything that would happen. The main character were a bit to naive for my taste after sitting in jail for so long you'd have thought she'd be a little more cautious.. Pretty good concept and story, not the best I've read but didn't see it as a waste of time at least.

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Very gripping!

A really good story that held you from start to finish, brilliantly read, definitely recommended

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Great story & excellent narration

Story is fast paced, exciting, sometimes tender and brilliantly narrated. The narrator reads the story as one might read it oneself with the right excitement, pace and tenderness. Great female as main character!

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Awesome book, with a few twists and turns. However the Audible play messed up halfway.

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Brilliant story

Loved the book, disappointing narration. unfortunately i found the narration lacking feeling and definition between characters, making me unsure at times who's point of view I was listening to.

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GREAT

Constant suspense, I couldn't stop listening. This story is so good!! The performer is good too, her voice changes with the story.