Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

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.

This is going to seem totally random, but do any of you watch the TV show "The Vampire Diaries"? It's one of my very favorites. Me and a couple of my closest friends watch it religiously and then chat about it pretty much all week long (Team Damon FOREVER! haha). Anyway, one of the things we always joke about is how we should never get attached to any character because they are constantly killing people off on the show. Even major characters.

The point of me bringing this up while I'm reviewing a completely unrelated story is that the whole time I was reading this book, it was reminding me of "my show." I'd just start getting attached to a character and they would die. So I'd move on to liking someone else, and they'd die. Honestly, for book two in this series, Ms. Carson is going to basically have to start from scratch. :)

Even after all that, and the fact that pretty much the entire book was Elisa traveling different places, I STILL loved it. That is seriously saying something! I am so excited to read the second one to find out what is going to happen for Elisa next. It's just one of those stories that has stayed with me. I keep thinking about it, even though I can't imagine what the second book will bring. This is a book I would definitely recommend, but be warned-- it's not a happy story. It's about war and death. It's just so well-written though, that it's hard to put down!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Stacy said...

I agree! It was a good book! Thanks again!