The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Fire and Thorns Series, Book 1

eBook - 2011
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The first book in the acclaimed and award-winning New York Times bestselling trilogy. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a remarkable novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. "I stayed up until two a.m. reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."—Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent series 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. 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. "A page-turner with broad appeal."—Publishers Weekly
Publisher: 2011
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3033 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062093325


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Oct 31, 2018

This was a fantastic start to the series! I found it very unique for 3 main reasons. One, it had a religious main character and religious themes that were not offensive and weren't the main plot. Two, it was a great fantasy book and the magical elements were subtle and believable. Three, it was not Euro centric and was set in a Spanish influenced location. I also really enjoyed the personal growth of the main character. The series only gets better from here!

Jun 16, 2018

I loved this series and would highly recommend it. I read through all three books in a week!

MelifluousView Sep 08, 2017

I loved watching Elisa journey from a sad, pampered girl to a woman growing into her own skin. I enjoyed the world that Carson built as both familiar, but so different at the same time. I put the 2nd book on hold before I even finished the first.

Jun 03, 2017

I had heard some good things about this book and wanted to read it as newer books in the series are out. It was okay. The heroine turns out to be a 16 year old who carries a godstone that she know nothing about, gets married off to a neighboring King, gets kidnapped and spends months away learning about herself and her meaning as a "bearer". A lot happens but it is hard to relate to the Princess because there is very little back story about the land, the people or the society. It becomes a coming of age novel in a tired trope. I'm not sure I will read the other in the series as I have lots of other hopefully, better books to read.

Apr 05, 2017

I enjoyed the story quiet a bit, the stone in the navel thing is kinda weird but once u get passed that its good.

DBRL_KrisA Mar 18, 2017

In general, a pretty good first book for a fantasy trilogy. I enjoyed the latin feel - including the use of Spanish (or at least a Spanish-influenced language). I also enjoyed the fact that Elisa starts off as this typical chubby, ineffectual princess and gradually becomes a strong, assertive leader. There was a strong religious element to the story, as well; again, it really worked well by creating a sort of Spanish Catholic feel (if that makes sense).
The idea of Elisa being chosen by God, and marked as His with a Godstone jewel, was interesting. But having that jewel sticking out of her navel was just weird. And late in the book there's a really strange scene with the Godstone that just makes the story lose a lot of credibility. A truly strange moment.
I'm interested to see where the story goes, so I'll probably come back to this series when I have the chance. Not a must-read situation, but a good enough tale that I'm ready to give it some more attention.

Jan 30, 2017

I had just finished a book by Gy Gavriel Kay that was an outstanding historically based fantasy and though this book was not quite as well realized it was still a great read.

Jan 29, 2017

Good plot, excellent character development, lots of action, well-paced. Looking forward to the rest of this series and am glad I didn't discover this author until now as I will not have to wait a year for each instalment!

SaraLovesBooks Oct 03, 2016

I love this book! I can't say enough good things about it. The story was incredibly well-written. Princess Elisa just flies off the page, as an insecure princess who is thrown in the middle of a situation she has no idea how to handle. Watching this character grow throughout the book, and later, the series, was awesome! I cannot recommend this book enough!

Mar 03, 2016

this book was sooooo good its actually the 2nd best book i've ever read!!!!
5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all i couldn't understand was that the AR level was much smaller than i imagined it was only 5.0 and my level is 5.5 . LOL

But back to the good stuff, this book was very addicting!!! there is some violence and malevolent acting but i think it's the perfect book for ages 11 to 15!!! i'm in 4th grade and i LOVE this book !!!


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