Releases and Recommendations

It’s Tuesday, the wonderful day books are released to the world. I’m anticipating the release of The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, it was exciting but especially heartbreaking. It is with a wounded heart I go forth to read the sequel in the Fire and Thorns trilogy. I can only hope that there is greener pastures in the author’s mind for Elisa’s future. Rae Carson is someone who brings out a bright,  colorful world that acts as the real one, with no mercy. I admire that quality since it is far easier to be lost in complete fantasy than face the realities of living and dying.  Okay, I know I sound somber and such, but it was really a good book and it just goes to show what kind of effect it had on me. I’ve had enough time to mourn her losses, now I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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