The Girl of Fire and Thorns
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, and can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and... show more
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, and 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 her to be 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.
Publish date: September 20th 2011
Pages no: 423
Edition language: English
Series: Fire and Thorns (#1)
This one was disappointing. Boring plot. Unlikable characters. Awkward 1st person. The magic system was weird, abstract, and random. It's almost like there wasn't a story being told...things just happened. The title of the book doesn't even have anything to do with what happens in the story...
Deze recensie is als eerste geplaatst op Carpe Libra Allereerst wil ik mijn complimenten aan Rae Carson geven voor het schrijven van zulk een realistisch aanvoelend verhaal met The Girl of Fire and Thorns! Oké, het speelt zich af in een fantasiewereld, maar het is zeer verfrissend om nu eens een k...
Well, it took me more days than the usual to finish this book. But nevertheless I decided to give this book a 4 star rating.This was my first ever read of a fantasy novel about religion and I could definitely say that I enjoyed this experience. As a Christian, myself, I approve this one. It didn’t s...
A surprisingly enjoyable read. I have to admit, the cover and blurb do this book no favours. I thought this was going to be the most generic YA fantasy... and I'm so glad I was proven wrong. A chubby MC whose character transformation was probably the most believeable I've read in a while - because I...
I fail at this whole active reviewer thing as of late. I'm going to use the husband as an excuse as he came home from deployment recently, so I haven't had as much reading time as before. But I still manage to finagle time here and there. And devoted some of that time to this series, which wasn't...