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FireBlood by Elly Blake 5/5 Stars

Can someone please explain to me why this book is not better known? I loved every single page. FireBlood was even better than the FrostBlood!

I was worried going into it that there would be a love triangle. I LOVED Arcus and Ruby, they are perfect for each other. The romance was superb in FrostBlood - at least as far as ya fantasies go, so I was petrified of the prospect of a love triangle. 
Obviously I am not going to tell you exactly what happens, but...

Does Ruby gets rather close to Kai? Yes, that is obvious by the book blurb. But by the time she does two things will have happened already: 
One, you will feel her loneliness in the Frost Court and understand her need and desire to have friends, to have people that are like her and that understand her. Arcus loves her and she loves him, but he is the King of a court that hates her, that is afraid of her, and that treats her rather poorly because of it. 
And second, you will love Kai! You will still miss Arcus and want Ruby and Arcus to end together, but you will not at any point dislike him. He is funny, sweet, full of himself in a rather charming way, loyal to our Ruby, and most importantly- her friend. 

There is romance in FireBlood, plenty of it. But the book is more about Ruby finding herself, learning to deal with her abilities, learning who her true family is (or was), and finding and destroying the Mimax.

Once again the world and character building were phenomenal! All the magic had purpose and a background to it. All characters made sense. So often in ya fantasies the reader is just thrown in a magical world and expected to just accept that not everything makes sense. That is not the case here. I absolutely loved the tales that explained the magical beings in the book. So very clever!

Sudesia is just as interesting as Tempesia. The kingdoms are at first glance completely different. But eventually you realize that fire and frost are not at all that different. 
The new characters are very likable. The Queen of Sudesia and her husband Prince Eiko are not what you would expect and you are likely to grow to like them. Specially Prince Eiko. I kept thinking there was something more to him, something I was missing... but in the end, he was just a genuine character. I love the simplicity of Elly Blake's characters. The world in which the story is set and its magic may be complex but the characters are rather straight forward. And in a way, because of that, a lot more realistic and relatable.

There were a few plot twists. And only one that I saw coming a mile away. 
All in all, another easy read by the fabulous Elly Blake! 

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