Today, in audiobabble , I am babbling about FROSTBLOOD the first in the FROSTBLOOD SAGA by Elly Blake, and according to the publishers “The first in an addictive fantasy series” I think I will make up my own mind about that, thank you publishers!
However, I am such a sucker for a pretty cover …. why do I do this?
I have been reading YA books for a while now and I do like some of them, but I think I might be getting to that middle aged woman stage, where I think for fucks sake, yada yada yada, it is all the same but with different names, young girl, with teenage angst, a story of loss and pain, some kind of special power that only they have to save the world, bla bla bla……….
Perhaps it is my fault for reading too many of them, I mean, I am not the targeted audience, or perhaps I am just getting on a bit to read this?
I do love the premise of the story, I love the concept of a story with elemental involvement, the fight between Frost and Fire, Good and Bad, light against the dark, it is an age old story and one, I shall have no doubt will go on forever,
I hope it does, because that brings positivity to the world.
Goodness, I have babbled, that’s for sure, so let me tell you more about this particular struggle and then you can decide for yourself 🙂
In a land governed by the cruel Frostblood ruling class, seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has spent most of her life hiding her ability to manipulate heat and light – until the day the soldiers come to raid her village and kill her mother. Ruby vows revenge on the tyrannous Frost King responsible for the massacre of her people.
- Narrated by:
- Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:12/01/2017
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The actual audiobook initself was very good, the recording and the voicies we very clear, I had no issue with those, and I feel really awful saying that I did not enjoy it, because I would be lying, I did get some enjoyment from this, the imagination that went into the charecters and the world building was commendable, the writing style was fine, it was just that I had heard ‘this kind of story’ before, and was hoping for something different I guess.
Blake wrote some great scenes where the power of the Fire and the Frost went up against each other, Jennifer English read them very well, I just cannot hand on heart say that this book left any type of impression on me, apart from the fact that it had ended and I was not sorry for that fact. I was almost tempted to ask audible for my credit back, but I didn’t …there is still time!
This is a trilogy, so really, it could all change in the following books, but for now, I will not be partaking.
Sorry everyone that enjoyed it… don’t hate me!