Thursday 3 May 2012

The Time Will Come #60

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company, where we can spotlight those books that we've had sitting on our shelves for too long. Books that we really want to read but never seem to get around to.

This is one that I bought over six months ago when I read some incredible reviews of this book (Mel- I blame you!), and it didn't look like the library was going to order it in. It sounds so good and so different from the usual YA fantasy fare, especially the heroine who apparently describes herself as "a big bloated sausage" and a "pig". I really want to read it but I unfortunately have soooo many books that I really need to read, and a full time job that stands in the way of that! But one day, I will pick this book up.

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.

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 the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. 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.

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Awesome reviews:

Mels Random Reviews- 9 out of 10
My Keeper Shelf- 5 out of 5
Candace's Book Blog- 5 out of 5
Read Me, Bookmark Me, Love Me- 4 of 5
The Reader Bee

Rest of the series:

Book 2- Crown of Embers (Goodreads) is due to be published in September 2012. Book 3- The Bitter Kingdom is due out Autumn 2013.  

1 comment:

  1. Don't blame me!! Just thank me, after you've read it! :-)


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