The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2)
Elisa is a hero.
She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.
Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.
To conquer ...more
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There were so many times I wanted to smack all the characters! But thank GOD Elisa does what she does at the end, even if she does a certain other thing before then that makes her do the certain thing that ...more
I have to admit, I am a little upset. Not because of the cliffhanger ending, but because I was expecting one and it never came. Seriously. I pre-ordered this book and have been staring at it longingly on my shelves for MONTHS, refusing to be subject to a terrible, heart-wrenching cliffhanger, only to have an ending that leaves me jumping up and down for joy, completely satisfied and happy. Needless to say, we all need to re-affirm our definition of a cliffhanger ending.
Does Cro ...more
Pardon me while I pick my heart up off the floor. This was such a great follow up to Girl of Fire and Thorns.
The book starts off shortly after GoFaT ended. Elisa is trying to run the country, but it has been difficult she has been met with riots, new attacks on her life and threats from both inside and out. She has to build her country again and to do that she needs to find a husband to be allied with to help build support. She is having trouble being strong, or seeming ...more
Warning : This is not a review for the book, because I didn't reach further than 7% (Hector did shave his moustache, though, so : woot! #LittleVictory). This is only an extended status because
Anyway. Stop rambling Anna damn it.
All of that is to say that I'm taking a little time off Goodreads so I apo ...more
Anybody? Ok. Moving on.
Giving this one a 4.5 as it didn't really pull me in as hard as the first book. However, this may be as a whole my new favorite YA fantasy series. I love the balance between politics, romance, and the magical elements of this story. I don't feel like I'm being smothered in cliche romance, the magical stuff is really interesting and the politics ar ...more
In The Crown of Embers Elisa continues her quest to fulfill the duty given to her by her Godstone. As qu ...more
"I want to be queen of this great country not because someone is holding my hand,but because I can do it.Me.Elisa."
Damn son.I'm an emotional mess right now.This book was so damn good I want to somehow imprint it into my brain so that I can replay certain scenes over and over again.I liked Elisa in the first book but I love her in this one.I could finally completely connect with her and sense her huge character development.I really like Mara and Storm,too.And that last moment with Ximena,wow, ...more
However, past page 90 is where the book ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
A few tips how to write an excellent sequel:
-more characters' development
-more political intrigue
I loved this book. It was a whirlwind of emotions. I honestly did not expect it to be THAT good. I liked the first book, I liked Elisa, but now I admire the girl - what a wonderful character development indeed! She came a way from one of the most annoying heroines to one of my favorite heroines. Just...more
More of a review to come...
WARNING! SARCASM AND MILD HUMOR TO COME!! STEER CLEAR IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC!! Sorry about that. I've learned that sometimes you have to set up these little disclaimers for the "die-hard-fans-of-books" who will attack you for giving a book a bad review. Am I not allowed to have opinions here anymore? Are we suddenly living in "dystopian fiction" world? Because I threw that world ...more
6 out of 10
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Genre: high-fantasy, YA
Stuff: magic amulets, political intrigues, adventures
Fail: religion stuff
WOW: world-building, cliffhanger
POV: 1st-person, female
While this sequel wasn't as intense as the first one, I still enjoyed it just as much.
Elisa was just as strong of a heroine as she was in the first book. I loved the romance between Hector and Elisa. I was actually wary of Hector just because of how much I loved Humberto...But Hector isn't one of those male characters that tries to take the other love interest's place. His relationship with Elisa was totally different than Humberto's and that's something ...more
Holy Fuck, a book without insta-love! There must be a blue moon or something, right?
Rae Carson may be one of the few authors of Young Adult fiction I love most. Here’s why: she doesn’t slut shame, she doesn’t write insta-love, she writes realistic character development, and she has the heroine save herself instead of the male lead swooping in.
But, she also does something I feel was quite brave: she created a story line that has a big influence on ...more
it was the second time I picked it up and well I'm glad I did
I think this trilogy has very unique elements ... like the godstones and the at the beginning chubby protagonist ...
but what I really liked in this book was how the relationships between all the characters developed and changed...
hector for instant was such a revelation for me! his relationship with elisa really made this book fun and interesting
they were so sweet and sometimes awkward w ...more
I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDD THIS BOOK!!! IT WAS JUST ABOUT PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!! PHEWWWWW, WHAT A RIDE!!!
THE CROWN OF EMBERS was an EXPLOSIVE READ that I absolutely LOVED!! It took me on the ride of my life, and filled me with such awesomeness that kept me up reading late into night, craving just one-more-chapter I couldn't get enough of!!! I loved the world building, the characters, the villains, the magical aspects, frankly, I loved just about every single thing in this novel, no, i ...more
Book 1: The Girl of Fire and Thorns - 4 STARS
Book 2: The Crown of Embers - 5 STARS
Book 3: The Bitter Kingdom - 5 STARS
How to sum up this trilogy? The Girl of Fire and Thorn has rich world-building, adventurous atmosphere and remarkable character development. Author also has great storytelling skills. It is so nice to have in detail planned out plot without any plot holes or disruptions of the flow of the story. To be honest, writing and story wise I have ...more
Just had to get that out. I did enjoy this book more than the first one, but there's still something that stops me from saying that this is a full 5 star book - more like a 4.5. I think it has to do with Rae Carson's style of writing - it's quite different from most other authors I read right now. Not in a bad way, mind, but different enough to make it a bit of a challenge to read.
This book was very politically intricate and studies what happens when a y ...more
I hadn't read the first book in FOREVER. So when I got this one, I wasn't all anxious to read it. But then I read it. And I didn't put it down. And Elisa is so strong. And Hector is so sweet. And I loved loved LOVED it.
There was so much adventure. So much character development. So much complex politics. So much love from me ...more
We saw Elisa grow up so immensely in The Girl of Fire and Thorns that it's hard to believe she has any left to do, but boy does sh ...more
A PLAGUE UPON YOUR HOUSE, RAE CARSON. <--Said with Love, adoration, and appreciation.
You know that feeling when you're reading a book, and you just know that it is literary gold? Yeah, this was it. THIS is it. This series is byfar one of the best written I have EVER...EVER read. This book was real. The characters were real, their situations were believable, the risk, the loss, the love, the fear, the joy, the pain, the EMOTION, REAL. I am wholeheartedly invested ...more
If you were lukewarm about The Girl of Fire and Thorns, don't worry. This book improves extensively on much of the previous book's flaw ...more
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