Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Series: Yes, Fire and Thorns, #1
Author: Rae Carson
Published Date: September 20th, 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 3 Stars
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
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 book had been on to TBR for a while now. So I was really excited to read it! It took a while for me to really get into it. It was really slow for me until the kidnapping.
I don’t think I liked it nearly as much as I could. Really the only thing for me that kept it together was Elisa and how brave and capable she is. She is really the strongest character and I was rooting for her until the very end! She is going to make a great queen!
There were a lot of great twists and turns, and though I had a little trouble getting into the heart of the plot, I felt it was executed wonderfully!
However, honestly the only reason I will be picking up book two is because of Hector, and how he will have a bigger role and a possible romance with Elise. I am totally Team Hector 😀 I also want to see more of the dynamic between Rosario and Elise. So over all I loved the characters, felt meh about the plot.
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