Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Goodreads Blurb:
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.

Things I liked:

1) Elisa-  I related a lot to her in the beginning. She was sarcastic, strong, and for the most part did what she thought was right.

2) Alejandro- He definitely was not not a character that you were suppose to like by the end of the book but I still really enjoyed him. 

3) This book started off slow but then it just became so interesting that you just really wanted to know what was happening or was going to happen.

Things I was not fond of:

1) I did not like how Elisa kept comparing herself to her sister with everything she did in this book. It made me sad every time that she felt as though her sister would have done things better. 

2) The use of the word fat in this book was just so excessive and unnecessary. I really didn't get why the author thought that was a good idea to do. 

My rating: ♥♥♥♥

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked it! I read this series a while ago and really liked it :) I hope you enjoy the next two books even more than this one! In the next two, Elisa matures a little and figures out how to rely on herself more (I'm with you on the excessive sister-comparing point).

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks