Monday, April 4, 2011

Book of the Moment: Fire by Kristin Cashore

Fire, the companion novel to Graceling by Kristin Cashore, is just as kick ass and romantic as GracelingGraceling was Cashore's first debut novel but Fire does not fail to to exceed Graceling's expectations! Fire is a completely different story than Graceling so there is no need to read them in a order. This book has a complete new set of character...except for one little suspicious person...but that's for the reader to find out!!! Fire is a book centered on a "monster human" girl who is called Fire, named after her exuberant and dazzling red hair. She is kind of what you would say a "succubi". She has the power of taking over people's minds of course with the extreme help of her astonishing beauty. But she refuses to use her power for evil. She promises her self that she will not become a tyrant like her father, who flaunted his power and godly looks for the works of the bad. The book is set place in the mystical land called the Dells, where monsters run free and the King is holding on to what little of his power is left. Powerful people are plotting against the King so they can take over and the land of Dells is swarmed with spies and thieves. This is where Fire cuts in. Prince Brigan, the brother of the King, requests Fire to help the royal family figure out any plans of taking over and help them learn what she can from spies. But is Fire willing to lose herself in her power and ultimately become the monster her father was just so she helps the King? But this is more than just about the King. She has the power of saving the kingdom...
In this book, there is epic romance, fights, and impossible choices all wrapped up in one little treat of a book. Fire.

I was hoping that this book was just as good as Graceling and it turned out just so! Fire has similarities and differences to Katsa, the main character in Graceling. They are both brave and strong willed. But unlike Katsa, Fire isn't some bad ass chick that could woop you up. Fire's power comes from her beauty. I like how this book really focuses on whats inside, even though Fire is super stunning. Looks aren't always what they seem and this book really proves it. The book had some pleasantly challenging vocabulary but I was glad for it! This book was amazing! Loved it! This is definitely a good and fun read!
I give it a 4 out of 5 stars!!!

1 comment:

  1. Not only did this story SURPASS Graceling, but her writing style is something to admire. If you liked Graceling, you will LOVE Fire. Captivating, dark, and lovely. You don't know if you want to cry to laugh. She gives her characters real emotions and takes a slow pace to a fast-paced story. Non-the-less, it is a page turner and a shocker! This book is one of my newest favorites (just finished reading minutes ago).


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