Frostblood, by Elly Blake
Amazing debut novel by fellow TRW member and now NYT bestseller, Elly Blake!
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.
Can’t wait for Book 2 of the Frostblood Saga!
Intertwined, by Gena Showalter
Just started this book by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, and it promises to be a good read…
If that’s the case, I’ll have no choice but to read the entire series. Fortunately this is Book 1…
The Iron Fey Series, by Julie Kagawa
I picked up Book 1, The Iron King, at the RWA National Conference in NYC this past July, and was actually at the awards ceremony when it snagged the Rita for best the Young Adult novel. I started reading it a few days later, and was instantly hooked. This is similar to what I’m striving for in many ways. The world-building is impressive, the heroine likable, and the voice genuine. Not to mention the dead-on Byronic hero! A great read.
Book 2, The Iron Daughter was equally compelling, and I’m about a quarter into Book 3, The Iron Queen. By the time the fourth book in the series, The Iron Knight, releases this October, I should be more than ready to devour it.