The Girl of Fire and Thorns

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
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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, 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.


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The story pacing was smooth and the writing flowed. - Goodreads
This is a very, very sweet love story as well. - Goodreads
The Plot, the Writing, and the Characters. - Goodreads
And the ending, argh!! - Goodreads
Which is, of course, the true plot of the book. - Goodreads
Let's talk a little about what the plot isn't. - Goodreads

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)

User Review  - "That's All" Ash - Goodreads

Running in a 25k marathon. In 4.8 inch heels. In the rain. With an STD. While hungover. And getting passed by a 93-year-old man, Who's wearing a very form-fitting polyester purple-leopard-print body suit. Would have been better than this book. photo Read full review

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)

User Review  - Shannon (Giraffe Days) - Goodreads

The first book in a Young Adult fantasy trilogy, The Girl of Fire and Thorns reads like a standalone: an adventurous, gripping, lively, exciting story about a young, overlooked girl who puts aside her ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rae Carson is the author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Before becoming a full-time writer, she dabbled in many things, from teaching to corporate sales to architecture. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.

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