I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Also by this author: Walk on Earth a Stranger, The Crown of Embers, The Bitter Kingdom, The Bitter Kingdom
Published by Harper Collins on September 20th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Royalty
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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.
HELLO AGAIN WELCOME BACK TO THROWBACK THURSDAY on a Monday, maybe we should call it Memory Monday? Alas, this post is running kind of late for me because I was away all weekend at a wedding with a whole three seconds of downtime. Yay! It is another Monday where I am up early to do work that I did not get to this weekend!
Chapter twenty four opens up with Humberto saying ‘It’s a trap’ and me responding ‘DO A BARREL ROLL’. Also Conde Trevino wants to meet with the Malficio because he is a dirty mudblood traitor unlike Belen – who was not a traitor but a spy as he returns ragged and hurt with a warning for Elisa. Trust, we all knew Belen was a good guy. So, anyways, Elisa and gang decided to run away to Basajuan.
Elisa angsts over the kiss, she connects with Humberto again to tell him that her marriage is a loveless one, which duh. There’s a part where they all go to Conde Trevino’s and he doesn’t recognize Elisa because of the physical changes she has undergone. He says the Maficio needs to stop and he’s brokered a deal. He has threatened to kill either Humberto or Benito – a little boy – because he is a terrible human being.
THEN Hector comes along and saves Elisa, but is too late for Humberto. Grief.
THEN they come back and Rosario has missed Elisa. Her godstone is all cold and it is time, indeed, for her to serve her divine purpose and save Joya D’Arena from the Invierne. Alejandro is injured during this scene. Elisa finds herself fond of Hector.
THEN Elisa saves everyone and they all learn she is Alejandro’s wife. ONLY ALEJANDRO DIES. And, although Elisa has saved Joya D’Arena with magic, her godstone is still pulsing which means her purpose has not been fulfilled, but bro she is ready. AND THEN THE BOOK ENDS.
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About Rae Carson:
Rae Carson Info:
I write books about teens who must do brave things. I’m originally from California, but I now live in Arizona with my husband, who is the smartest and therefore sexiest man I know. My books tend to contain lots of adventure, a little magic and romance, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. I especially love to write about questions I don’t know the answers to.