Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Although she has been sheltered her whole life and has no idea why or what it’s purpose is, Elisa bears the god-stone. A great destiny awaits her if she can survive long enough. To do this, Elisa must change who she is inside and out.

At first I did not like the protagonist- mainly because I could not picture her beyond the excessive descriptions of her weight being more than the other characters. It was almost ¼ of the way through the book before you even get another idea of what she looked like physically (i.e. hair color/length).  For the first part of the book, the reader is left wondering about what the main plot is to the story. The reader is left in the dark as the protagonist Elise is. Normally this sort of plot line is very distracting to me, but here it seems to work. As I was nearing the end of the book and noticed that I only had 20 pages to go, I began to worry that the story would not finish up the loose ends, forcing a sequel to do the work. In the end though, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not leave me hanging.

Good book especially for a debut author. Will be looking for more books from this author in the future.


Next week: Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

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