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Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Author: Rae Carson
Pub Deets: September, 2011 by Greenwillow (division of Harper)
Series/Stand Alone: Series!
Source: Bought with my cash money, yo.

Elisa has been chosen by God to do something special. She doesn't know what. She knows she's chosen because she has a Godstone in her belly button. Yeah, really. Whatever she's chosen for, you can bet it will probably be dangerous. Epic fantasy ensues.

Obviously I'm really into epic fantasy. It's kinda my jam. So I have no idea why I wanted SO LONG to read this series. I have no excuses. You were all right. It rules. 

Elisa is on a journey to find her purpose. As a result, her character grows and changes and evolves and it is wonderful. There are swoony boys and heart pounding adventures and magic and castle intrigue and just everything that makes books worth reading, you know? 

Also I had a hashtag for my tweets while reading but it looks like some of them are gone? Anyway, if you're curious, go check out #LisaandGoFat. 

Elisa is overweight. Which is okay and I appreciate the diversity but man alive was that talked about A LOT to start the book. It fades away (mostly because Elisa loses weight along the way) but it was very distracting and annoying to start. I powered through though! 

A hot cup of caffeinated tea to keep you up all night because you will NOT want to put this precious down. Also maybe some scones. Girl was talking about scones all the time and made me crave some!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Fun review, I'm reading this right now so I totally know what you mean about why I waited so long to read it haha So many other books just stood in the way until now. Glad you enjoyed it (:

    Courtney @ Storybook Slayers

    1. YAY! I love finding reviews of books you're currently reading! yeah sometimes these big beautiful series just have to wait, you know? But now we don't have to wait for any of them to get released! Wee!

  2. I just absolutely LOVED The Girl of Fire and Thorns! It's a great start to what becomes an epic fantasy series, and it thrills me that you enjoyed it too. Here's to hoping you enjoy The Crown of Embers and The Bitter Kingdom just as much, if not more, than this!


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