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Author: Elly Blake
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: January 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.
Another book that got consumed by my TBR pile. I remember being super excited for this one and everyone being all hyped about it on bookstagram, too. It looks like such a good fantasy with all my favourite elements and I can’t wait to get to it at some point. Expecially considering the third book is coming out this year….woops. I’ve seen some good reviews about this book so far, though, so maybe I’ll try and sneak it into my reading in the coming months if I ever catch up with what I need to read first. There was actually a similar book released in 2017 as well called The Glass Spare as well.
Have you read this book? Have any similar books in your TBR? Let me know in the comments!