Friday, 21 September 2012

Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns (LOVE THIS BOOK) by: Rae Carson

My Rating: ★★★★★
Date Published: September 20th, 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 424
Do I own it?: No :( I will buy it ASAP!

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)

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 cannot love this book more than anything right now. I first found out about this book through the second book. My local library has a program where you can basically get an ARC for free. I grabbed this Arc called The Crown of Embers. It had an amazing cover, and I was in a rush. It's only that when I got home, I found out that it was a sequel to a book called The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I decided to check out the first book from the library. When I received it, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, but it was fabulous! I did not expect myself to love this book so much! I could not put it down starting from the first chapter. Everything about the story drew me in when I started reading.
One thing that I really admired about this book, was that the Author Rae Carson is not afraid of killing characters off, even though their deaths hit close to home. I was excited, because the very concept of this book is exciting and new. And guess what? It wasn't Dystopian! Also I was excited that Rae incorporated God a lot in this book (yea I a religious)

This book deserves much more hype than books like Pushing the Limits. Especially since it's a debut novel! I cannot wait to see what happens in The Crown of Embers!

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