Sunday, January 10, 2010


Fire by
Kristen Cashore

# of pages: 480
Age range: 15+
Rating: 5/5

She is the last of her kind...

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.

Well look at that, another 5 star rating! This is both good and bad, because the next time I read a so-so novel, it will seem extremely lame in comparison. Moving on; claps to Kristen, she's done it again. Kristen Cashore is an amazing author, she brings her books alive and her plots scream with originality and maturity.

Fire starts off with a prologue that is sure to be a part of the novel later, after that we meet Fire, a self-concious seventeen year old who is living on her best friend's manor. Haunted by the memory of her father every day of her life, Fire struggles to deal with her beauty and the price that it pays, as well as her powers that could help her in so many ways, but cause destruction around her.

The book goes on for a little over a year, and readers get to watch the politics of the kingdom, Fire's romance, and the struggles during war, all unfold. The character development is brilliant, the writing phenomenal, the romance blistering, and the overall story is fab-u-lous! This is an absolute must read.

If you like Kristen Cashore's work be sure to check out:

Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder**people will really love this is you like fire/graceling
The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins
The Demon King: Cinda Williams Chima
Warrior Heir (and following books): Cinda Williams Chima
Academy 7: Anne Osterlund
Aurelia: Anne Osterlund
Storm Glass: Maria V. Snyder
Evermore: Alyson Noel
The Swan Kingdom: Zoe Marriot**
Katurah and Lord Death: Martine Leavitt

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brizmus said...

Great recommendations at the end of the post!
I didn't realize this book took place during a war. . .it does sound amazing!

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hcmurdoch said...

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