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The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Rae Carson

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Title:The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns)
Authors:Rae Carson
Info:Greenwillow Books (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
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Tags:Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure

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The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (2012)

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A strong sequel to the Girl of Fire and Thorns. Elisa now struggles to rule the kingdom she has inherited and to follow her destiny as a bearer of a Godstone. She's also not quite certain how to handle her attraction to Hector, her personal guard. Elisa clearly has a lot to learn about herself in this book, but the danger and intrigue which surround her make for interesting reading. Fun reading, recommended for fans of YA fantasy. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Sep 13, 2014 |
4.5 stars. I think this is a great addition to the series. I will definitely keep reading. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
You know those books that you desperately want to tear through, but at the same time you know you should pace yourself and savor them so they last as long as possible? All three installments of the Fire and Thorns trilogy were those kinds of books for me. No weak volumes here. From start to finish, Rae Carson had me hanging on her every word. Kristin Cashore’s Graceling still holds top place on my favorites list, but the Fire and Thorns trilogy is definitely way, way up there.

Full review of the trilogy is posted on Erin Reads. ( )
  erelsi183 | Aug 1, 2014 |
SO GOOD. Full review to come. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
It's rare for me to come across the second book in a series that I liked more than the first. Whether that be because not particularly enjoying the first means I don't often pick up the second, or for some other reason, I don't know, but this was a case where I loved the second book in the series. The first just didn't draw me in as much; however, this one really did. I loved Elisa's voice in this book, her struggles, her growth. Also, Hector, well, he was swoon-worthy :) I was invested in Elisa becoming a better queen, in solving the problems of her country, and attempting to find a way to do that. Also, Storm was just a fascinating character to me, and I liked getting to know a bit more about the Inviernos. Plus, the hints of Spanish and culture made me happy. The cliff-hanger of an ending left me happy to know I can go out and grab The Bitter Kingdom right now! ( )
  Meradeth | Feb 9, 2014 |
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"Hero. Foreigner. Queen. Elisa, at the age of seventeen, is all three. And all three draw enemies. Faced with assassins, court politics, and the threat of civil war, Elisa despairs of being the ruler her people need. Her only hope is the Godstone. She must master its power once and for all. She finds clues hidden in a long forgotten--and forbidden--scripture. Accompanied by a one-eyed warrior, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa takes a leap of faith and crosses an ocean in search of the ultimate source of the Godstone's power. But her faith has always had a price, and doing the right thing might mean giving up the power she desperately needs. And it might mean giving up the man she desperately loves. Rae Carson continues the epic story begun in The Girl of Fire and Thorns with a novel that is remarkable, adventurous, and even more romantic than the first"--… (more)

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