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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
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Sep 17, 12

bookshelves: audio, fantasy, professional-review, reading-to-review, teen-books
Read from September 05 to 16, 2012

3.5 stars.

This isn't something I'd have chosen to read on my own (I was given it to review), and I really didn't much care for the religious overtones that saturated the whole story. But I did like how richly detailed the settings were, and I thought the character development was exceptional. Even secondary characters felt fully fleshed out. The plot did drag a bit at times, but always picked back up. Also, I would have liked a bit more relationship development between Elisa and Humbarto before Humbarto's untimely demise.

Not sure if I'll read the other books in this planned trilogy, but I would recommend it to a girl looking for a book with strong female characters.
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09/12/2012 page 300
70.0% "Have to read this to review. I don't like the pushy religious aspect of it and, therefore this is not something I'd have chosen for myself, but I like the action. Doubt I'll read further into the series after I finish this, though."

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