Friday, August 5, 2011

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Click here to go to this book's Goodreads page. (The cover below is the original ARC cover. There is a new cover now)

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. 

Elisa is the chosen one. 

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. 

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. 

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. 

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. 

Most of the chosen do. 

Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns was an incredible read! It's fast-paced with a great storyline, and Elisa, one of the only female protagonists that will stand up for her self.

Elisa is now one of my favorite characters. She's brave and innocent, but the way that Carson stylized it was breathtaking to read. 

The idea of a weak princess being chosen, and then you read her mature into this warrior was absolutely astonishing. When I finished this book (no spoilers) I couldn't believe what I had read. I had to re-read some pages sometimes because my mind couldn't cope with all the amazingness that I was reading.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns:
Expected Publication Date: September 20, 2011
Format: Online ARC
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Average Rating: 4.28 stars
Page Count: 299 pages

Rating: 5/5 stars

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