Friday, September 2, 2011

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - Review

Here's Hilary's review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Looks so good. Think this will be my weekend read

Sixteen years old and destined to be married for the sake of the kingdom. Elisa, devout and a princess (but not the pretty one), is however, the bearer of the Godstone. Thus begins the epic journey of a young girl into womanhood and the fulfillment of her destiny. But what must she do to get there? As she gradually learns about the powers bestowed upon her by being the "chosen one," Elisa doubts she will know what to do to prove her worth. Many others have tried and failed. However, through many twists of fate and love, she discovers her power and the meaning of the Godstone. Her journey takes her into the heart of a revolution-one that she must lead to victory or to her death.

At times nail-biting and heart-wrenching, this book barrels towards an ending which presumes another beginning. I can not wait to read the second book in this new trilogy. The real journey has just begun.

1 comment:

Sverige said...

Really good book. Not at all what i expected. Alternate world so no reference to a certain era or place... but i got into the storyline. Who doesn't love to see a fat princess play with magic and break boys hearts.