Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kept the midnight oil burning reading The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson


The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)

by Rae Carson


Published September 18, 20125 STARS


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.

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Absolutely freaking FANTASTIC! I was hiding under the covers from my hubby reading through the night! Seriously... I had my flashlight app on my phone going and covers over my head... Trust me when I say you will not be able to put it down.

Even though Fire and Thorns (book 1) started off slow, I quickly became attached to the series. The Crown of Embers took off light a shot and did not slow down the entire ride. Whooo Hoooo! It was a rush! 

Now that the fumble-bumbly (yes I made that word up) King is out of the picture, Elisa is taking control of the kingdom... or is she? There are attempts on her life, plots behind her back.. and oh yeah, a whole town hiding underneath hers. Let's say her calendar is full.

She and Hector team up with some new characters to try to secure her throne and defeat the evil enemy for good. On their journey, their relationship heats up and things come to a boiling point. All I can say is that I was bawling like a newborn baby. Carson is so good at channeling emotions and thoughts and getting them across onto paper.

The ending left me clinging on for book three (The Bitter Kingdom) which hits shelves in 2013. 

If you haven't started the series, now is a great time. The Girl of Fire and Thorns (book 1) and The Crown of Embers (book 2) are out now! Enjoy!