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"Rae Carson has proved she's a master and has shaken up the YA genre."—USAToday.comThe first book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times–bestselling trilogy! The Girl of Fire and...
"Rae Carson has proved she's a master and has shaken up the YA genre."—USAToday.comThe first book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times–bestselling trilogy! The Girl of Fire and...
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  • "Rae Carson has proved she's a master and has shaken up the YA genre."—USAToday.com

    The first book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times–bestselling trilogy! The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a sweeping journey full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. Fans of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones and Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse will devour this fantasy series.

    Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

    Elisa is the chosen one. But she has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

    And he's not the only one who seeks her. Fierce enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

    Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do.

    William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

    YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Pick

    Andre Norton Award Finalist

    A Texas Tayshas Selection

    Ohioana Book Award YA winner

    Don't miss Empire of Dreams, Rae Carson's action-packed return to the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, coming in 2020!

 

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  • Rae Carson is the author of two bestselling and award-winning trilogies. Her debut, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, was named a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Andre Norton Award finalist. Walk on Earth a Stranger was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award and won the Western Writers of American Spur Award. Her books tend to contain adventure, magic, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. Originally from California, Rae Carson now lives in Arizona with her husband. www.raecarson.com

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  • DOGO Books imdabomb - This was an awesome book, So Elisa is only 16 when she is forced to marry a handsome king named Alejandro. She was also born with a "godstone" which is like a gift from God, and she's able to communicate with God. Because of the godstone she is also able to know, if danger is coming her way. When staying at a house, she is kidnapped and meets Humberto and Cosme; her servant from the house who is actually a spy. Elisa, then stays with them until being found by one of Alejandro's friends. She then has to plot plans for the war between the Inviernos and her own people.
  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from August 1, 2011
    Carson debuts with a smart, complex fantasy with stellar characters, first in a planned trilogy. Even though she bears the mysterious and rare Godstone, 16-year-old Princess Elisa has been a disappointment to her family and country. Plain, overweight, and unmotivated, she is content to wed a handsome neighboring king to cement an alliance. After an arduous journey to her new home, Elisa arrives to find that her husband wants to keep their status hidden. But there are more pressing concerns—the enemy is preparing to invade, and Elisa is kidnapped. As she is thrust into a fight for survival on the borders of her new kingdom, Elisa is hunted by dark magicians and must piece together clues to fulfill her divine decree. Elisa is a sensational heroine, striving to fulfill her potential under perilous circumstances, while realistically growing in resourcefulness, inner strength, and intelligence. The odd nature of the Godstone (which is embedded in Elisa's stomach) may occasionally pull some readers out of the story, but Carson's mature writing style, thoughtful storytelling, appealing characters, and surprising twists add up to a page-turner with broad appeal. Ages 12–up.

  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Intoxicating . . . Readers will find themselves immersed in this world and believing it."
  • Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times bestseller Bloodhound "Elisa is a wonderful, believable hero, the kind that every reader can imagine as herself. I charged through the book in two days, savoring Elisa's realness and her unique, wonderful world! Engrossing."
  • Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent "I stayed up until 2AM reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."
  • Cinda Williams Chima,author of the best-selling Seven Realms series "I LOVED this book! It's a transformation story that both teens and adults can believe in. Rae Carson has delivered a unique magical system and built a world with strong series potential."
  • Megan Whalen Turner, author of the Newbery Honor Book, THE THIEF "Rae Carson's heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her."
  • Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood "Set in intrigue-filled courts, battlefields, and windswept deserts, this riveting fantasy tests its heroine's limits as she struggles to fulfill a destiny wrapped in an ancient mystery. A breathtaking adventure in a fascinating, richly-drawn world."
  • Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award-winning author of Ship Breaker "A delicious debut."
  • Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief "Distinctive for its luminous prose, its hint of romance, and Elisa, a strong, smart heroine that readers will truly fall in love with."

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