Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s book: Frostblood by Elly Blake
Author: Elly Blake
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
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.
Frostblood seems kind of like a cross between The Hunger Games and Red Queen, two books that I loved. I am very intrigued by the idea of flame vs ice and king’s tournaments. I can’t wait until January when I can finally be introduced to the firebloods and the frostbloods!