Rae Carson

Anna St...
158 books | 233 friends

John Ze...
2,682 books | 276 friends

1,031 books | 3,873 friends

Nevey Badr
32,079 books | 2,559 friends

1,341 books | 957 friends

5,381 books | 1,928 friends

Jodi Me...
578 books | 1,708 friends

Sonia G...
311 books | 654 friends

More friends…

Rae is following 9 people

Rae Carson

Goodreads Author

August 17, 1973





member since
June 2010

About this author

I write books about teens who must do brave things. I'm originally from California, but I moved to Ohio to marry my husband, who is the smartest and therefore sexiest man I know. We live in Columbus with my teenaged stepsons, who are awesome. My books tend to contain lots of adventure, a little magic and romance, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. I especially love to write about questions I don't know the answers to.

I’ll be in Detroit this weekend for Legendary ConFusion. Here’s my panel schedule. I hope to see some of you there!

Bechdel, Mako Mori, and the “Strong Female Character”

Who: Rae Carson, Sandra Tayler, Mike Underwood, Christian Klaver

When: Friday, 6pm

Where: Southfield

A female character is not strong just because she can kick someone in the head. What are the limitations of the Bechdel Test (2...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
3 likes · like  • 
Published on January 15, 2014 08:57 • 165 views
Average rating: 4.01 · 74,352 ratings · 8,394 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girl of Fire and Thorns...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 38,592 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Crown of Embers (Fire a...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 18,537 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bitter Kingdom (Fire an...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 11,700 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Shadow Cats (Fire and T...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,832 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The King's Guard (Fire and ...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,241 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Shattered Mountain (Fir...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,077 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dangerous Voices
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 833 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Girl of Fire and Thorns...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Girl of Fire and Thorns...
4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Walk on Earth a Stranger (T...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 69 ratings — expected publication 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Rae Carson…
The Girl of Fire and Thorns The Crown of Embers The Bitter Kingdom
Fire and Thorns (3 books)
4.014119158591091 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 73,163 ratings

The Goldscryer Saga (3 books)
3.842857142857143 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 70 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Rae's Recent Updates

Rae is now friends with LolitaMarie
Rae wants to read
California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
California Bones
by Greg Van Eekhout (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rae voted on a poll
Which sequel should Dark Faerie Tales do a video review of in the month of April? To see a video of all the books click here: http://darkfaerietales.com/april-pick...

She voted for: Deception (Defiance, #2) by C.J. Redwine
Rae wants to read
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rae rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
by Alexandra Duncan (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Feminist sci-fi for the win! This is not an easy beach read with a fluffy romance (though there's nothing wrong with books that are). It's definitely a coming-of-age tale, but I think it will appeal most to mature teens who are sophisticated readers. ...more
Rae entered a giveaway
Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rae is now a fan of Goodreads Author Andrea Partee
Rae added
The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn
The Shuddering
by Ania Ahlborn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rae wants to read
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Rae's books…
“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.”
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns

“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
Rae Carson, The Crown of Embers

“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.”
Rae Carson, The Bitter Kingdom


What should we read for October?
Titles must be pubbed as Young Adult between January 2011 - October 2011.
Please check the list before writing in titles! Thanks!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  5 votes 25.0%

  4 votes 20.0%

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  4 votes 20.0%

  3 votes 15.0%

  2 votes 10.0%

You Against Me by Jenny Downham
  2 votes 10.0%

I Am J by Chris Beam
  0 votes 0.0%

Lie by Caroline Bock
  0 votes 0.0%

Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
  0 votes 0.0%

Island's End by Padma Venkatraman
  0 votes 0.0%

20 total votes

Topics Mentioning This Author

“I smiled back as he walked away, but all the lovely butterflies in my stomach landed one by one in a cold, dead heap.”
Myra McEntire, Hourglass

“Ruby’s stories didn’t have morals. They meant one thing in the light and one thing in the dark and another thing entirely when she was wearing sunglasses.”
Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls

“I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

45079 Elevensies - 2011 Debut YA & MG Novels — 103 members — last activity Aug 08, 2011 01:36AM
Over 75 YA & MG novelists with debut titles releasing in 2011. Our group's website is loaded with infomation, so stop on by! http://community.livejourn ...more
114382 King Solomon's Wives- The Sisters — 14 members — last activity Mar 27, 2014 12:30PM
Official street team of the King Solomon's Wives series by Holly McDowell. Street Team members get access to exclusive content, ARCs, and the chance t ...more

Comments (showing 1-12)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 12: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Rae,
Thanks for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads.

Kind Regards
Lucinda x

message 11: by Elena

Elena Schmid torre Thanks for being my friend! I loved your Fire and Thorns series, and can't wait to read more of your work.

message 10: by Erynne

Erynne thanks for being my friend

Erynne it might seem stupid but i feel like Humberto is still alive, but maybe i just miss him so much and i want him to still be alive, although authors in the past have said that people were dead, but they are really not

Elizabeth I am so incredibly excited I'm not sure what to do with myself!!!

I'm a Lit. Studies major and I am taking a course called Sci-fi and fantasy, and according to the syllabus (class does not start until next week)we get to do an analysis on a fantasy/science fiction novel of our choice!!!!

And of course I am going to do mine on Fire and Thorns and probbly add a touch of its sequel...

Sad news is that while taking my full load of courses,and working my full time schedule, I fear that my time reading Crown of Embers will not be as pleasant and care-free as I would like it to be :(

Never the less, I will squeal when I purchase the e-book.

And then proceed to most likely ignore my course-load as well as any thoughts of sleep in order to finish it within 24 hours.

Thats the plan at least :)

I absolutely love your books, and am thrilled to see you may launch another trilogy once this once is commenced!

On a side- note: I respect your writing so much!


TheBookofJules YAAAAYYY. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is one of my favorite YA books. I look forward to the sequel! :-)

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Rae! Looking forward to reading your books :)

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Rae! :)

message 3: by Dani

Dani Great! I'm in Dublin so that's not far from me at all. I'll stay posted :)

message 2: by Rae

Rae Hi Dani! Yep, I'll be at Cover to Cover for sure. Probably a few others. Will post info as I know it. Hope to meet you sometime!

message 1: by Dani

Dani Hi! Thank you for the add! :) I am anxiously anticipating your book. I noticed that you're from Columbus as well....small world. lol Do you know if you'll be doing any local book signings this fall?

back to top