Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Second book in the Fire and Thorns series
In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.
Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.
This put me on amazingness overload. I loved it so much. It was so amazing. I couldn't put it down. It mad emu heart go flutter flutter and made me make all kinds of crazy fan girl sounds. Just the thought of the wait for the third one makes me want to cry. Hopefully it comes fast.
I love Elisa. She's such a strong character. She's an amazing queen. She always does the right thing. If she knows she has to do something she doesn't give it a second thought. It's almost natural to her. I can't believe how far she's come. I should have known it would be Hector. I knew there was a reason I loved him so much in the first book. He's such an amazing character. He's a good person to have around. He's an amazing guard and he's always willing to help. Elisa and Hector may have only had a few cute moments but they were super adorable. Secondary characters both old and new were amazing. I can't wait to see where these characters story goes.
This was such an amazing sequel. One of the reasons I loved it so much was is because it had such an amazing storyline. There was so much adventure. The plot never slowed down. There was tons of action. There was also tons of suspense. This was impossible to put down. I read it in basically a day. Overall this blew my expectations out of the water. Everything was amazingly well done. I can not wait to see where this story is going to go. If you haven't checked out this series, I highly recommend doing so. You wont regret it.