The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062026484
0062026488
9780062026491
0062026496
Branch Call Number: YF CARSO-R
YF CARSO-R
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 22 cm

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Twists and turns. Characters that are super developed. Palace intrigue. Secrets!


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fishbottom
Jul 02, 2020

Fire & Thorns 1

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rgesch14
Jul 25, 2019

I think someone mentioned this book commenting on an N. K. Jemison book. So glad they did, as I loved it! It reminded me a lot of The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley. I devoured it and am now blitzing through the 2nd one.

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sallyunderwood
Jul 17, 2019

I definitely enjoyed this book... but mostly I'm wondering why the cover has a thin white girl on it when the main character is very clearly, repeatedly stated as dark-skinned and chubby/not thin? Doesn't detract from the content, but I'm really disappointed with the publisher.

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sue2138
Feb 22, 2019

Awesome story - hard to put down. No graphic love scenes, just one kiss, so appropriate for tweens.

I enjoyed this book. It is very unique and unlike any other book I have read. It had a sort of "girl power" theme going on and I loved it.

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LibraryLoyal
Oct 31, 2018

This was a fantastic start to the series! I found it very unique for 3 main reasons. One, it had a religious main character and religious themes that were not offensive and weren't the main plot. Two, it was a great fantasy book and the magical elements were subtle and believable. Three, it was not Euro centric and was set in a Spanish influenced location. I also really enjoyed the personal growth of the main character. The series only gets better from here!

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Kerijohn56
Jun 16, 2018

I loved this series and would highly recommend it. I read through all three books in a week!

MelifluousView Sep 08, 2017

I loved watching Elisa journey from a sad, pampered girl to a woman growing into her own skin. I enjoyed the world that Carson built as both familiar, but so different at the same time. I put the 2nd book on hold before I even finished the first.

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NYSandy23
Jun 03, 2017

I had heard some good things about this book and wanted to read it as newer books in the series are out. It was okay. The heroine turns out to be a 16 year old who carries a godstone that she know nothing about, gets married off to a neighboring King, gets kidnapped and spends months away learning about herself and her meaning as a "bearer". A lot happens but it is hard to relate to the Princess because there is very little back story about the land, the people or the society. It becomes a coming of age novel in a tired trope. I'm not sure I will read the other in the series as I have lots of other hopefully, better books to read.

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mightyminnie
Apr 05, 2017

I enjoyed the story quiet a bit, the stone in the navel thing is kinda weird but once u get passed that its good.

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