Rae Carson

Book ReviewThe Crown of Embers

Reviewer's Rating: 
2
I don't need my money back but I'm willing to prop a door open with this one.
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Greenwillow Books, 2012

I had a few problems with this second installment in the Fire and Thorns series. #1. It read much like a second go-round of exactly what we experienced in book one. Elisa is timid in her role as queen but get her out of town and suddenly she is confident. We saw this in book one when she was kidnapped, in book two she...

Book ReviewThe Girl of Fire and Thorns

Reviewer's Rating: 
4
I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review).
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Green Willow Books, 2011

This novel was gripping in a way that was unrelenting. Once I started I found my thoughts straying constantly to Elisa's plight. I have a set schedule that includes carved out time for daily reading before bed, but with this novel, I was scraping 5 minutes here, 2 minutes there just to go back for more. I couldn't wait, even knowing life would pull me away after a page or two. Break-neck pace...