Author: Elly Blake
Published by: Hodder and Stoughton
Release date: 7th September 2017
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.
Firstly, thank you to Hodder and Stoughton for sending me a proof of Fireblood to review on Netgalley!
Frostblood fast became a favourite when I read it back at the beginning of the year. It’s the kind of book that keeps you up until 3AM reading because it is just so addictive that you cannot put it down. So obviously, I was very excited to read Fireblood, and I had high expectations. But Fireblood was so much better than I could have ever imagined; Fireblood was everything I’d hoped for in the sequel to Frostblood, and I think I can officially say that I am in love with this series.
Reading Fireblood reminded me for the hundredth time why I love Ruby and Arcus so much, and I was so happy to dive back into this world, to see where they go next. It also introduced some brand new characters, like Kai, who might be a new character to add to my favourites in this series.
This book takes Ruby and Kai on a mission to Sudesia, the land of Firebloods, allowing Ruby to learn more about herself and the Minax. I loved this new setting; it was beautifully built and described.
The plot was fast-paced and continued to keep me hooked (and wide awake until the early hours of the morning reading), and each twist made me more unwilling to put the book down as the stakes got higher for Ruby and Co. And after that ending, I think I need the next book in my life asap.
If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend you do it — though just be warned: you won’t be able to put it down.