Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3) by Elly Blake

Nightblood by Elly Blake
(Frostblood Saga #3)
by Elly Blake
August 21, 2018
448 pages

Goodreads Summary:
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.


I always find the last book in a series is the hardest to talk about. Nightblood, the highly anticipated finale to the Frostblood Saga, definitely had me struggling for words. I have good thoughts and some hesitancies.

A huge part of the story is based on the folklore of the world (which I absolutely loved). It plays a bigger role (literally) in Nightblood than any of the other books in the series. The appearance of the gods was interesting. Very surreal but probably should've been expected given who the key villain was. I also love the truth of the Minax. It made so much sense.

Nightblood brings us beautiful closure to Ruby's story. Her character growth has been my favourite part of the book since the very beginning. With every book she pushed her strength further. Her bravery at wielding the unpredictable darkness residing in her and her selflessness at potentially sacrificing herself to save the world proved her worthy of her powers and status. Ruby has come a long way since Frostblood.

Arcus's love and loyalty to Ruby was unwavering and unyielding. Asides from being awfully stubborn and totally overprotective, he was the perfect King and lover. They're well-suited in every way, especially in their personality.

I can't really put my finger on it but I do feel a little let down with Nightblood. The writing was easy to comprehend but somehow my excitement just never fully took off. I think I was annoyed by the reappearance of the potential love triangle. It felt like page fillers but thankfully didn't last long. The ending was also a tad too tidy... not that I'd have it any other way :P

For fantasy lovers the Frostblood Saga is one sure to please. For fantasy beginners it's a great taste of the genre. Either way don't miss out on this easy-to-love trilogy!

4 Cats
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.


  1. Glad you liked this even if it was lacking something. I've loved this trilogy since the beginning and was really hoping it would end strongly.

    1. Have you had a chance to read this one yet?? I really wanted to love it but it just wasn't as strong as the previous two :S

  2. Oh nice! I still need to read this one too! I've loved the series so far so I hope this one will be just as magical and amazing! Nice review!

    1. It's a well-rounded trilogy overall but I was hoping for a stronger ending. That's just me though!


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