Sunday, September 23, 2012
Review: The Crown of Embers
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GoodReads Synopsis: In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.
Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.
My Thoughts: I LOVED “The Girl of Fire and Thorns”!!! This was even better!!!!
I would not call Crown of Ember a one-sitting read…I just couldn’t put it down once I started it. The action and intrigue start in the first chapter and do not stop until the last page.
Elisa continues to grow and change in “Crown of Ember”. It’s so easy to forget she is “only” 17. She is dealing with running her adopted country, raising her adopted son, dealing with attempts on her life, trying to figure out how to be a stronger queen, and being forced into a political marriage. Thank goodness for trusted advisors.
Carson’s writing is lyrical in it’s beauty. She crafts such an amazing world and really knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat and my stomach full of knots. This series is quickly becoming an all-time favorite for me. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the final installment and if Elisa is ever going to get her “happily ever after”, knowing Carson though, I’m not going to be betting on it.
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