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Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

 
Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Series: Fire and Thorns #1
Author: Rea Carson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Goodreads Rating: 3.83
Published: September 20th 2011 by Greenwillow
Pages: 423
Favorite Quote: “Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.”
My Rating: 4/5 stars
 
 


IN A NUT SHELL
For you who are getting your feet wet in the fantasy genre I believe this is a great book for you!
This is a great YA fantasy book with a fantastic female role and a unique concept This book has plenty of action and I think would be a great book for both woman and men. I want to praise Carson for giving us a female character who is not the standard drop dead gorgeous female lead, but instead a woman who shows her beauty by loyalty and courage. I would think that I had this book figured out and just when I thought I was about to get bored Carson came in and REALLY shook things up!

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.
 
I really want to let you guys know how refreshing it was to have a realistically described female character. She wasn't the skinniest girl in the world and she liked to eat. It was nice to have an author have a true description and let readers know that you do not have to be this sexy little thing to be powerful and save the day. Elisa learns that beauty is not skin deep and that power comes from within and you get to see her struggle with finding that out and I found it absolutely refreshing!!!!!
She proves to everyone that beauty is not what should be praised but a woman who takes control, makes sacrifices, and does not hide in her tower is what should be praised and wanted.
Now on to the story this book was amazing and I think it is a great book for those who are just now getting into fantasy. It was not hard to follow and I didn't have to struggle with the complex story line it simply flowed which was lovely. We have a fast paced story line that had me at times feeling like I was in the story with Elisa. At times I thought I knew what was going to happen and found myself getting board because I THOUGHT I knew how it was going to play out, and I was beyond wrong!You never know who truly is a friend, an enemy, a cowered, or a lover in this book.
This story grips you and pulls you in, and toys with you and your emotions.
 
Share your thoughts on this book. How did you like Carson's lead role Elisa? Did you find her character refreshing as much as I did? Leave your thoughts down below =)
Happy reading Ya'll
 

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