Publish date: October 5th 2009
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages no: 461
Edition language: English
The second part of a trilogy, this volume centers around Fire, a "monster", whose characteristic is to bewitch those around her through her beauty. It takes place in a land to the east of the action in "Graceling" and Leck is the only common character to both books. Fire's life is changed when her p...
I'm not really a fan of this series. I read Graceling several years ago and remember being mildly impressed with Cashore's technical writing skills, but I felt that overall it lacked emotional power. Don't get me wrong, Cashore deals with some pretty heavy circumstances surrounding her characters, i...
A commendable beginning with a semi-interesting boy who can control minds, but because this is "YA by Older Woman" the protagonist MUST be female otherwise it won't adhere to the pathetic modern day notion of what feminism is.
I normally love YA, but this series is just ok. And the author uses the word breast as often as most people use the...
After Graceling's blandness I hadn't planned to seek this "prequel" out, but we got a used copy in my store so I borrowed it on a whim. I'm glad I did--I liked this book much more than I did the first. Fire suffers from many of the same flaws that Katsa does--both have a genetic gift/curse that ostr...