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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Series: Fire and Thorns # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher
"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."
 I loved the book! Loved it so much I did not put it down at all! One thing I enjoyed about this book is the amazing character growth and fulfilling her destiny. I love it when the characters grow so much. From being scared and weak, to something strong and unstoppable.

So first, the plot line. I must say that right off from the start of the book I was hooked. Why? Well Ms. Carson did a great job on the plot pacing and the history of the characters. One thing I enjoy in a book is when  the author can bring you into the story. Ms. Carson hooked me from the first few lines of her book. I loved the the characters came off fresh and strong. There were no drastic changes or confusing point of view changes. Just a great plot that kept you reading till the very end.

The characters! OMG! I loved it when a character grows before my eyes. Love it even more when the character, fulfills his/her destiny. I can say that this characters grew so much not only in psychically strength, but in herself as well. Her strength in who she became in the end amazed me. While at first she is weak and scared, she become triumphant and strong. She learned who she is and what she had to become.

The love in the book is very enduring. She lost friends, love, but she gained so much more in the end. I like how following  her destiny lead her to somewhere greater, somewhere she never thought she be. Ms. Carson wrote an amazing book! This is something you must read. With great characters, and an action filled destiny, The Girl of Fire and Thorns is the book you want to read!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review. Now you got me excited to read this book!!!! Love character growth as well, feel it play such an important part in a story!

  2. I love stories that grab you from the very first page too. Great review Savy. Can't wait to read this :)

  3. I'm So with you! I love character growth. I just started seeing this book around and it looks like I'll have to wishlist it!

  4. @Literarycravings, I loved it! It is so very important for characters to grow!

    @Nic, Thanks Nic!

    @Melissa, YAY!

  5. Oooh sounds exciting. I wasn't too drawn in by the description but your review certainly made me excited. Thanks!


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