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The Girl of Fire and Thorns de Rae Carson
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns (edició 2011)

de Rae Carson (Autor)

Sèrie: Fire and Thorns (1)

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A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
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Títol:The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Autors:Rae Carson (Autor)
Informació:Greenwillow Books (2011), Edition: First Edition, 432 pages
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This fantasy book is about a sixteen-year-old princess who discovers her secret destiny after she is married to a king whose country is in turmoil and pursued by enemies with dark magic.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Aug 28, 2020 |
4.5-4.75 STARS

“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.”

I can't believe I walked by this book so many time and never picked it up...

First of all, may I express how much I enjoyed reading a complicated love interest between all these diverse characters, ( and bear in mind that the one YA trope that I truly despise is a soapy love triangle with a weak indecisive female protagonist ) Rae Carson has done a spectacular job that very few authors accomplish without completely destroying their characters in the reader's eye. RESPECT

I also loved how Elisa is not your typical all perfect girl that ooh is going to save us all and bla bla…
She is in fact weak, her feature are described as average, plus she has eating disorder that result in her being overweight, and above all that she knows she is not cut out for the part, however that does not stop her from being a kicka** female character who actually uses her braincells instead of waiting for prince charming for the rescue.

GirlPower and independence indeed.

SO to make this review short, I truly loved this book, it has a lot of political intrigue, hardship, and a light romance. I highly recommend you to read this you'll love it !
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  Leila.Khouane | May 24, 2020 |
Put most simply, I loved this book. It's a beautiful fantasy story with magnificent world building. But don't be thinking this is a typical YA novel. First off, the heroine of the story is lonely, depressed and (heaven forbid) fat. And although Elisa is super smart and friendly, she is susceptible to self-pity. But even when she's in this state, she doesn't hesitate to face her fears and fight the enemy to save those she cares about. And here's one of those places where Rae Carson shines. Instead of making her heroine completely humble, Elisa says things to the effect of: "well, yes, I did save your life." But the most amazing part of the book is watching Elisa grow and accept herself and her spot in her world. And I love the twist at the end where Carson basically tells her audience that she's not writing some stereotypical YA love triangle. ( )
  melrailey | Apr 7, 2020 |
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is the first book in her Fire and Thorns trilogy, and it has totally hooked me into wanting to continue with this fantasy story. The author has created an intriguing fantasy story with an excellent main character. Even though she has the mysterious Godstone implanted in her navel, 16 year old Princess Elisa has been a disappointment to her family. Plain, overweight and rather unmotivated, she is married to a handsome neighboring king to bind the two countries into an alliance. Both countries are under the threat of an invasion by the superior forces of the Invierne.

It is only after she goes through many adventures that she matures and learns how to fulfill her destiny. Although the trope of a fat girl becoming a curvy beauty is a familiar one, I was pleased that in this case Elisa needed to develop her intelligence and inner strength in order to claim victory. And while this first book had a good ending, there is still a lot more to explore in the trilogy.

The author gives her story depth with her layered characters and intricate world-building but it is the quick pace and interesting story that keeps the pages turning. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Feb 14, 2020 |
The Girl of Fire and Thorns hit me immediately with some fantastic high fantasy vibes and I was so excited to start it! I knew going in that this book would have a “chosen one” and I really like how Rae Carson worked with the trope to make it feel less exhausted. I wouldn’t say it was a perfect book, but it was pretty good!

The setting in this book was refreshing in its variety. We have two coastal kingdoms, with prosperous tradeports, and yet, there’s no focus on the sea. We spend most our time in deserts or forests. Carson does a good job of not only making her reader see the elements of her setting, but remembering the challenges and following through with them. Characters are from a variety of classes in The Girl of Fire and Thorns and there were a few moments that stood out really well to make this clear. In particular, there was a scene where the characters are allowed to “freshen up” and it’s only then that her travelling companions remember Elisa is a princess as she returns in court finery. It’s interesting how material things set the classes apart, even these days… I thought the way she wrote Elisa as a princess was really well done.

That said, Elisa definitely wasn’t perfect. While I appreciated her reactions to things and the moments of human realness that Carson incorporated to make her feel a bit more raw… Elisa was very changeable. I know people who are like this, so I know it’s not a badly written character necessarily, but how quickly and easily Elisa changed her mind and alliances to suit her current situation – and then immediately believed them with all her heart – was a bit frustrating. As a reader, I think I would have liked to see a bit more of Elisa struggle when it came to her political ideals.

It would be impossible to talk about The Girl of Fire and Thorns without talking about religion. Religion is a large part of this book. Elisa is a Bearer, which means a Godstone was bestowed upon her and placed in her navel at her christening and it means she has a divine purpose in this world and will serve in some way. She spends a lot of the book praying for guidance, for strength, or simply just praying because her Godstone warms her body when she does so, like a happy cat. There’s a bit of theological discussion about faith as well. Religion weaves into a lot of different fantasy, but The Girl of Fire and Thorns stood out to me because it is 1.) very present; and 2.) a monotheistic fantasy religion. Which are less common.

There were definitely some transition and pacing issues to me where I had to stop and recount exactly where Elisa was now and how it happened. And on the other hand, there were scenes that felt like they dragged on and on. There were quite a few “convenient” things that happened to move Elisa where the author wanted her to be, and they stood out to me. Otherwise, it’s a perfectly enjoyable novel with a unique magic system.

I think what I liked best about The Girl of Fire and Thorns was the way it mixed old tropes with original ideas. It was enough to make the book feel fresh and unique. It’s worth a read for fantasy fans. I can’t promise anything mind blowing, but I don’t think it’s a waste of time, either. I’m curious enough to keep reading! ( )
  Morteana | Nov 12, 2019 |
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