Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Teaser Tuesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Frostblood by Elly Blake.

Frostblood – Little, Brown
Books for Young Readers

“Guest?” I repeated drily. “Does the abbey welcome many guests with ankle chains?”
“Its standards have fallen abysmally.”
— Chapter 3

“Perhaps if I gain some weight, you won’t call me a stick anymore.”
“You may hope to one day be a branch.”
— Chapter 9

The tagline – The Reign Of Ice Must End – held a very special appeal for me when I sat between all those snow Easter bunnies last week. And lo and behold, yesterday we actually had temperatures that one can call reminiscent of early summer. Which I promptly celebrated by sitting in a car for nearly nine hours but that’s neither here nor there.
This story takes the concept of having ice (or fire) in your veins a step further and has two classes of people, who can (masterfully or not so masterfully) command fire or ice. And as you can guess those two peoples do not get along too well. Or rather they want to each extinguish the other. So if you’re someone with fire magic it is rather a dangerous thing to live in the land of frost but that is exactly where our protagonist grew up. And rather quickly finds herself in prison about to die because of her fire. Until she is saved by an unlikely pair of ice wielders. Not that this makes things any easier but I’ll let you puzzle over that one yourself.
You probably know by now that I love some good banter and this book has so much of it. Ruby is everything you associate with someone who has fire in her heart, quite literally: passionate, consuming, unrelenting, yet also nurturing and caring. And I especially enjoyed her attempts to melt Sir McFrostypants. Great fun and I’m looking forward to reading more in the sequel after that twisty end.

After I complained about it being too cold for too long I immediately was almost boiled in my car last Sunday. Are you rather in the it’s-never-too-cold or the it’s-never-too-hot camp? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments!


Laura said...

These seem like good examples of the type of banter in the book. I haven't read it yet, but it's enticing. My Teaser

What's Beyond Forks? said...

I definitely think I'd like this one! Thanks for sharing!
My teaser this week is from The Blood King by Liz Long

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds fascinating. I love the Teasers.
My Tuesday post features excerpts from Goodbye to the Blues.

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