Waiting on Wednesday: Fireblood by Elly Blake

“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that highlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.”

by Elly Blake
Series: Frostblood Saga #2
Published by:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub Date:
September 12, 2017
young adult, fantasy
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In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Ruby’s world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past..

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

Frostblood was a surprise hit for me late last year; it was addictive, action-packed, and had a bantery enemies to lovers romance, which YES.

The first book took fantasy tropes I loved and ran with them. So I have high hopes for Fireblood and I’m so excited it comes out in a few months! It sounds epic and I’m hoping it can rise above the dreaded second book curse. I’m excited to explore more of the world and learn more about Ruby’s powers. I have to admit, I’m worried about my OTP the way the blurb is written… but again, I’m hoping it subverts the expected and that they stay a strong couple. There are a LOT of other ways to manufacture drama! Either way, I can’t wait to read more of Ruby’s journey this September.

Have you read Frostblood? Are you looking forward to the sequel as much as I am?

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