She does not know what awaits her at the enemy s gate.Elisa is a hero.She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army Her place as the country s ruler should be secure But it isn t.Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.To conquerShe does not know what awaits her at the enemy s gate.Elisa is a hero.She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army Her place as the country s ruler should be secure But it isn t.Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trial of long forgotten and forbidden clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas With her go a one eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom despite everything she is falling in love with.If she s lucky, she will return from this journey But there will be a cost.
The Crown of Embers She does not know what awaits her at the enemy s gate Elisa is a hero She led her people to victory over a terrifying sorcerous army Her place as the country s ruler should be secure But it isn t Her
JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST.Everyone.if you haven t read this bookbecuz of ur bajillion other books in ur tbr pile.I forgive youUr life will be spared.Now pick this series up now and read it pTHERES JUST SO MUCH FEEELZ EVERYONEE FEEELZZZZZAND ACTIONAND AMAZING CHARACRERS.epare to fall in love.
Rating 4.5 StarsI have to admit, I am a little upset Not because of the cliffhanger ending, but because I was expecting one and it never came Seriously I pre ordered this book and have been staring at it longingly on my shelves for MONTHS, refusing to be subject to a terrible, heart wrenching cliffhanger, only to have an ending that leaves me jumping up and down for joy, completely satisfied and happy Needless to say, we all need to re affirm our definition of a cliffhanger ending Does Crown of [...]
Holy cheeseballs covered in roly polies I can t form a coherent thought after finishing this book this morning I will say that I was distracted ALL DAY at school because of the feelings pulsing through me after gobbling this book up I just I can t I don t AAAAHHHHHHH BRAIN IS IMPLODING There were so many times I wanted to smack all the characters But thank GOD Elisa does what she does at the end, even if she does a certain other thing before then that makes her do the certain thing that she does [...]
DNFi simply do not care enough to continue
I ve now read THE CROWN OF EMBERS twice If I could give it another five stars, I would Being on my books I love beyond reason shelf will have to suffice Because I do love it beyond reason.
Ok So the whole time I m reading this series and they talk about this girl with a gem in her bellybutton this is all I can seeAnybody Ok Moving on Giving this one a 4.5 as it didn t really pull me in as hard as the first book However, this may be as a whole my new favorite YA fantasy series I love the balance between politics, romance, and the magical elements of this story I don t feel like I m being smothered in cliche romance, the magical stuff is really interesting and the politics are just [...]
On sale 3.99 5 13 16 HerePardon me while I pick my heart up off the floor This was such a great follow up to Girl of Fire and Thorns.The book starts off shortly after GoFaT ended Elisa is trying to run the country, but it has been difficult she has been met with riots, new attacks on her life and threats from both inside and out She has to build her country again and to do that she needs to find a husband to be allied with to help build support She is having trouble being strong, or seeming stro [...]
Warning This is not a review for the book, because I didn t reach further than 7% Hector did shave his moustache, though, so woot LittleVictory This is only an extended status because I ramble too much for those the space there is ridiculously short, right Who thought 420 characters were enough, I wonder You guessed right, I don t do twitter To the point is not my friend Anyway Stop rambling Anna damn it All of that is to say that I m taking a little time off so I apologize in advance if I don t [...]
What a difference the introduction makes I ll admit that the first time around, I abandoned this book because I could not get past the beginning Ok, Elisa almost dies several times, her country is in chaos, but they are the most boring murder attempts civil unrest possible I don t think it s the writing, it s just tossing events after events at us with little character development that made the beginning intolerable for me, however action packed it was.However, past page 90 is where the book pic [...]
Females Young adult females And males, too, I suppose drop what you re reading and check this series out Or finish what you re reading and then check it out, as Rae Carson has come into her own with The Crown of Embers Similar to the Mortal Instruments trilogy, the first book in the Fire and Thorns trilogy The Girl of Fire and Thorns didn t win me over, but its sequel did Boy, it did.In The Crown of Embers Elisa continues her quest to fulfill the duty given to her by her Godstone As queen of her [...]
Actual rating 4.5 starsA few tips how to write an excellent sequel characters development romance political intrigue romance humor romance magic romanceI loved this book It was a whirlwind of emotions I honestly did not expect it to be THAT good I liked the first book, I liked Elisa, but now I admire the girl what a wonderful character development indeed She came a way from one of the most annoying heroines to one of my favorite heroines Just WOW Elisa was left with the kingdom on her fr [...]
I want to be queen of this great country not because someone is holding my hand,but because I can do it.Me.Elisa Damn son.I m an emotional mess right now.This book was so damn good I want to somehow imprint it into my brain so that I can replay certain scenes over and over again.I liked Elisa in the first book but I love her in this one.I could finally completely connect with her and sense her huge character development.I really like Mara and Storm,too.And that last moment with Ximena,wow,bad as [...]
Oh no Here I am again The odd one out The one person who just didn t like this book.Sigh.More of a review to come WARNING SARCASM AND MILD HUMOR TO COME STEER CLEAR IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC Sorry about that I ve learned that sometimes you have to set up these little disclaimers for the die hard fans of books who will attack you for giving a book a bad review Am I not allowed to have opinions here any Are we suddenly living in dystopian fiction world Because I threw that world in the TRASH BIN for the [...]
8 2 2017I SHIP IT LIKE WHOA Full thoughts to follow.5 2 2016OH HEY IT S MY FIRST NEW FIVE STAR BOOK OF THE YEAR About bloody time I loved everything about this book Well That s a lie I didn t love the cover of this edition, because it s made of lies Like, in no way is this series set in a Middle Eastern inspired world It s VERY CLEARLY a Latin American world with Latin American characters And yet, there s a mosque on the cover Just because it s set in a desert, doesn t mean it s Middle Eastern, [...]
Fast paced and fun Onto the last book
6 out of 10 This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives please use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack Lissie In SleepOf Monsters And Men Thousand EyesToby Lightman Holding A HeartGenre high fantasy, YAStuff magic amulets, political intrigues, adventuresFail religion stuffWOW world building, cliffhanger POV 1st person, femaleLove Geometry zeroQuote Core I will not pretend weakness Not ever, not [...]
LOOOOOOVE THIS SERIES So much goodness and brilliance
Ahhhhhhhaowerfnoafhoawelfkdsljfok.While this sequel wasn t as intense as the first one, I still enjoyed it just as much Elisa was just as strong of a heroine as she was in the first book I loved the romance between Hector and Elisa I was actually wary of Hector just because of how much I loved HumbertoBut Hector isn t one of those male characters that tries to take the other love interest s place His relationship with Elisa was totally different than Humberto s and that s something I really ende [...]
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson ReviewHoly Fuck, a book without insta love There must be a blue moon or something, right Thoughts Rae Carson may be one of the few authors of Young Adult fiction I love most Here s why she doesn t slut shame, she doesn t write insta love, she writes realistic character development, and she has the heroine save herself instead of the male lead swooping in.But, she also does something I feel was quite brave she created a story line that has a big influence on religion [...]
Oh wow What a fantastic follow up to The Girl of Fire and Thorns And that cliffhanger I m literally about to drive to the bookstore to hopefully find the last book because I simply cannot wait to know what happens next I think, no I know, I have found a new OTP.
what can I say this book totally surprised me it was the second time I picked it up and well I m glad I didI think this trilogy has very unique elements like the godstones and the at the beginning chubby protagonist but what I really liked in this book was how the relationships between all the characters developed and changedhector for instant was such a revelation for me his relationship with elisa really made this book fun and interestingthey were so sweet and sometimes awkward with each other [...]
I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDD THIS BOOK IT WAS JUST ABOUT PERFECT IN EVERY WAY PHEWWWWW, WHAT A RIDE 4.5 Stars THE CROWN OF EMBERS was an EXPLOSIVE READ that I absolutely LOVED It took me on the ride of my life, and filled me with such awesomeness that kept me up reading late into night, craving just one chapter I couldn t get enough of I loved the world building, the characters, the villains, the magical aspects, frankly, I loved just about every single thing in this novel, no, in this series THE CR [...]
SERIES RATING AND SPOILER FREE REVIEW Book 1 The Girl of Fire and Thorns 4 STARSBook 2 The Crown of Embers 5 STARSBook 3 The Bitter Kingdom 5 STARS How to sum up this trilogy The Girl of Fire and Thorn has rich world building, adventurous atmosphere and remarkable character development Author also has great storytelling skills It is so nice to have in detail planned out plot without any plot holes or disruptions of the flow of the story To be honest, writing and story wise I have nothing to rebu [...]
I love fantasy I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns I desperately wanted to read The Crown of Embers and be blown away, like I was with The Girl of Fire and Thorns Was I Oh, hells yeah Abso freaking lutely, I was It was amazing and perfect and captivating and when I was reading, the rest of the world dropped away and I had eyes only for this book Seriously, I looked up that first night while reading and realized that everyone in my house had already gone to bed, and it was nearing midnight That s [...]
Elisa is one of my favorite heroines ever Just had to get that out I did enjoy this book than the first one, but there s still something that stops me from saying that this is a full 5 star book like a 4.5 I think it has to do with Rae Carson s style of writing it s quite different from most other authors I read right now Not in a bad way, mind, but different enough to make it a bit of a challenge to read.This book was very politically intricate and studies what happens when a young woman is m [...]
Who knew that underneath his mustache Hector was one big pile of swoon inducing charm By the way, I want to thank the author for having him shave it this book, much obliged I hadn t read the first book in FOREVER So when I got this one, I wasn t all anxious to read it But then I read it And I didn t put it down And Elisa is so strong And Hector is so sweet And I loved loved LOVED it.There was so much adventure So much character development So much complex politics So much love from me to this bo [...]
_ I wish I wrote this myself SO GOOD My feels for Hector and Elisa are all over the place I think I reread one scene than ten times while I imagined myself in Elisa s shoes ahhhhhhh where is my Hector
This series just keeps getting better and better I love these characters and the story that keeps unfolding
BREAK MY HEART WHY DON T YOU.