Sep 8, 2019

Review--Nightblood by Elly Blake

Ruby's world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She's in love with a powerful Frost King. She's the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood--the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from their prison. Once freed, these beasts will roam the earth, devouring every last person until he or she is nothing but an empty husk. But Ruby is able to control the Minax to a degree, and now she, her beloved Arcus, and her friend Kai must find a way to bring Frostbloods and Firebloods--sworn enemies--together to make a stand against a foe more deadly than any they've faced.

In this heart-pounding finale of Elly Blake's gorgeously written and action-packed Frostblood Saga, the fate of Frostbloods, Firebloods, and all of humanity is at stake.

Nightblood is Elly Blake's thrilling conclusion to the Frostblood Saga! I started this series what feels like ages ago instead of three years ago when I picked up Frostblood at my first BEA! Now the series draws to a conclusion as Ruby, Arcus, Kai and their friends will have to defeat the Eurus, the powerful and evil god.

Things for Ruby have been rough ever since she is housing the Minax from the throne she had to destroy. It's a daily battle trying to keep the thing in check, Ruby almost feels like she's losing herself to the darkness residing inside her. Then there's the fact that Eurus, her father and a god who's completely evil is about to let loose a slew of Minax on the world and these monster like creatures would possess everyone in the world and there would no longer be freewill. So Ruby and her friends have a lot to fight for.

But with any final book, there still comes a whole mess of problems and conflicts that the characters need to overcome. Even conflicts among each other. While the matter of the love triangle between Ruby, Kai, and Arcus had been resolved, Ruby made her choice very clear, Kai isn't ready to give her up without a fight. Despite a few moments here and there, I was kind of glad that there was no continued battle for Ruby's heart. Kai is just being overly flirty Kai.

I had forgotten how much I loved Ruby and Arcus together! The romance between them was just so sweet. It's been too long for me to remember their first encounter, though I do know it wasn't a love at first sight kind of deal and honestly those are the best kind! I love when the romance takes time to build and if there's a bit of animosity between them at first, it's all the better! Lol.

Ruby is dealing with a lot when it comes to the Minax inside her and to say that its messing up her life is a bit of an understatement. It was a little dark at times seeing Ruby being overtaken by this force that they have yet to figure out how to overcome. 

The book is well-paced! I was eating up the pages, I had set a low goal for myself each day because I didn't think I'd be able to manage much more than that. Imagine my surprise that I pretty much doubled my goal each day! The words were just flowing off the page and I was eating them up! It was an incredibly amazing read! One of the things I love about fantasy so much is the magic! The magic within the world I'm reading about and the literal magic of the reading experience!

The ending itself was very ideal! Elly took me by surprise three-quarters (or so) of the way through, but like Ruby, I'm stubborn through and through. In the end, it really was the perfect kind of ending and I couldn't have been happier about it! I cannot wait to read Elly's next book! She's definitely an author I will be following from here on out! If you're a fan of fantasy and magic relating to the elements, I highly recommend this one! It has all the right fantasy elements, plus the action, humor, and romance a reader could want! It's pretty much a perfect read and it's most definitely a GREAT read!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I only skimmed this because I didn't want to get spoiled but I really need to start this series!


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