Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Frostblood

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


FROSTBLOOD
Frostblood Saga #1
Elly Blake
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases January 2017 from Little, Brown

From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby's powers are unpredictable, and she's not sure she's willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon. All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part 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.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

You guys already know how much I love YA fantasy, so desperately wanting this one is pretty much a given. I really like how this has a paranormal gladiator-type quality to it, I'm always a sucker for stories that pit one supernatural gift against another. It makes me think long and hard about which gift I would want if I lived in that world. Right now I'm leaning toward ice because I feel like I would do less damage day to day with that ability, but I'd still be plenty badass when necessary. Definitely looking forward to seeing how Ruby handles her fire though!

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23 comments:

  1. Did you get this one at BEA? I accidentally ended up with two copies of it. If you didn't get it and are interested, I can send a copy to you.

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  2. Oooo it does sound interesting! I hope Ruby is a good heroine.

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  3. Cannot wait to hear what people think of this one, I know some of my friends were really keen on getting it at BEA!

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  4. Ooh nice! Been seeing this one around a lot lately!! Heard a lot of buzz over it at BEA as well! Hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

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  5. I'm always on the hunt for a new YA fantasy and this one fits the bill. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Great pick, Jenny!

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  6. The tournament aspect vaguely reminds me of the first Throne of Glass book so I'm instantly interested! The magical powers sound cool and there's a star-crossed romance? WIN. Awesome pick my friend :D

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  7. Oh I am curious and its YA...hmm I will keep an eye on this :)

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  8. Fantasy books have definitely been working for me as of late Jenny, and so I'm super excited about giving this book a go. It's a shame we have to wait so long for it :( but thank you for putting it on my radar!

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  9. Never heard of this one, but it does have me intrigued.

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  10. Yes!!! I really want to read this one. :D

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  11. This looks like a lot of fun, Jenny. I haven't read a good YA fantasy in a while, but this sounds right up my alley.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Ohh, interesting! Love the sound of this one, Jenny!

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  13. Oh looks good and very gory! I've been enjoying YA fantasy so I also think I need to read this one.

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  14. This book is new to me! Sounds very interesting...

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  15. This sounds really different from a lot of the other YA fantasy that's being written right now so thanks for bringing this to my attention, Jenny! Adding this to my TBR right away! :)

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  16. I got this one at TLA and I am so excited! I can't wait to get to it!

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  17. This looks really interesting. I keep seeing it floating around the blogosphere too. I might have to check it out when it's released.

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  18. I picked this one up at BEA, I'm pretty excited for it as well!

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  19. I just saw this on EW and love the sound of it. I'm also a fan of magical battles and intrigue - this sounds action packed as well. I hope you enjoy!! :)

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