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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fire by Kristin Cashore (ARC)

"It is not a peaceful time in the Dells.
In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves.
This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her." -Book cover

An epic medieval adventure mixed with the right amount of fantasy and suspense to have you craving for more! This is what you'll get when reading Fire.

Fire is a monster. A being of extreme beauty able to mind control any weak or willing mind in her surroundings. She is the last human monster and many try to make sure there will never be someone else like her by ending her days.

In a time of war, there are more important matters though. Fire have been summoned by King Nash to help him in an imminent war, but will she help him? Her powers are so terrible, how could she use them?

I really loved the book in so many ways! Fire is one lovely women. A monster yes, but so much more then that. A great mind, great morality, decided to do the greater good even though she has a shady past.
Many very interesting characters are involved during her journey and I found myself very fond of Brigan. Mysterious, handsome, talented and so out of reach!
Kristin bring us so deep in the medieval atmosphere that you feel right in the middle of the action all the time, I could totally picture myself in a stone castle plotting to put an end to the kingdom's enemies.

I haven't read Graceling yet (ordered it right as I finished Fire though) so I can't tell you how Fire fits in. I read the resume of Graceling and I'm kinda sad because it doesn't seem like I can expect to see Fire or Brigan in that novel. Hopefully I am wrong!
Fire release in September or October depending on your country, but you gotta pre-order that book! Every fantasy lover out there will fall for that book hands down!

Book stats:
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Dial (Oct 6 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0803734611
ISBN-13: 978-0803734616
Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 15 x 3.8 cm

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19 People left their mark' :

  1. I'm reading Graceling now and it is wonderful. Hope you enjoy it. :)

  2. I haven't read either, but I have been after Graceling for a while. It sounds like you can read them seperately.

  3. I love your review--very well written. I just posted mine at http://oohbooks.blogspot.com

  4. So you can read this books seperately?
    It's good to know, because lately it's seems that there are only series, I need some book that has no sequel!
    Is this the american cover? It's pretty but I like more the UK cover.
    I'm going to start to read Graceling this moment! Hope to see your review soon!

  5. Yes Sheere you can read them seperately, yes it is the US cover, also the ARC cover.
    I prefer the UK cover to, that's why I bought Gracelig with the UK cover ^^

  6. Fab review! I've heard great things about her books but haven't read them yet.

  7. There's great buzz about this series.I look forward to reading it

  8. I've been wanting to read Graceling but haven't got around to it yet. But there's been so much buzz about Fire lately, I think I read this first, sounds awesome! :)

  9. I read Graceling, so I defintely want to read Fire!

  10. I have Fire - but I need to get Graceling so that I can read them in order! Great review.

  11. This is a new author for me, thanks for the heads up.

  12. Hey! Entering your contest, and commenting for the extra point/entry, just so you know. This is going to be really embarassing if I'm wrong. Anyhow, I'm really hoping to get my hands on a copy of this- it sounds ace.

  13. Hi! I'm commenting for the EE :D!!
    I'm reading Graceling, it's a great book, I hope I can read Fire as well.

  14. I haven't read Fire or Graceling, but since they both sound amazing depending on availbility I'll just read whichever I can get my hands on first!
    Awesome review. I love strong characters with shady pasts who do the greater good! :D

  15. This sounds interesting. I've been wanting to read Graceling.

  16. Shawna

    I just LOVED Graceling so I know I will have to love this too!! Perfect review thanks ;o.)

  17. Wow! Fire sounds like an incredible fantasy book! I want to read it badly!