18. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, 423 pages, read by Leslie, on 08/24/2012

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)

A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.

An interesting book, I found it had a nice twist to it with the religious angle, which I feel would be lost on most kids reading this.  They will find the rest of the story appealing.  Being a nonreligious person, I always seem to enjoy those stories that intertwine a religious feel to the book, not sure why.  This also has a magic element to it, which doesn’t always mesh with religion, for obvious reasons, although they usually invoke a goddess as opposed to a god.  Very interesting storyline, I plan to read the sequel.

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