Thursday, August 18, 2011
Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Author: Rae Carson
Series: Fire and Thorns, #1
Publication Date: September 20, 2011
Synopsis: 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.
Verdict: OMG! This is perhaps the only coherent thought I can muster about this amazing book. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a story about a girl chosen by God to do incredible things. She is chosen because she was willing to rise up to the challenge; she never lost faith and overcame many losses during the hard battle. Princess Elisa is the main character and the chosen one. She is definitely "one tough cookie!" At the beginning of the story she was scared and a little weak, she wasn't quite willing to stand up for herself and express her ideas. But a little time in the desert proved to herself and to others that she was a strong and independent woman capable of many things. I also loved all of the other characters in this book: Cosme, Humberto, Rosario and Lord Hector were all of my personal favorites. Parts of this book were very sad (Those of you read it will completely understand what I am talking about right now!) and made me really want to have a heart to heart talk with Rae Carson. But I understand how it may have possibly helped with the plot and I am maybe sort of willingly to live with it. Other than that though, this was an inspiring story that I really loved and really recommend! And I eagerly await the sequel! ♥
An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Rating: 5/5 Stars