Friday, September 20, 2013
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Fire and Thorns #1
by Rae Carson
Published July 1st 2012 by Recorded Books
Jennifer Ikeda - Narrator
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.
Most of the chosen do.
I loved this one. The audio is fabulous. It has been a long time since I listened to it, so details are beyond me at this point. But if you like YA fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian-feel, you will probably like this one. A strong-girl character with a great network of other strong characters. Some romance, lots of action, magic...what more do you need?