Seventeen-year-old Ruby lives in a world where Frostbloods rule. She has to hide among them because she can wield fire. When she’s discovered her whole world is turned upside down. She must survive prison, the chaos of the games and an evil presence determined to take control. All the while the scarred and quiet Arcus is twisting her heart. Can she survive for revenge? Will that be enough to save her soul?
This book is fantastic! I instantly liked Ruby from the start. She is excited about her fire wielding but scared by it too. When she’s discovered, she goes from unsure girl to angry woman. She refuses to give in and survives purely for revenge. When the story of the world unfolds she realizes she’s meant for bigger things. Arcus is a part of her future. The angry scarred frostblood has more inside him than either of them knew. Twists make the story even more entwined with this history of the land. I absolutely fell into this book and didn’t want to leave. I’ve already ordered the second book, Fireblood.
If you like fantasy with beautiful world building and a sweet romance this is a must read.