The Girl of Fire and Thorns By Rae Carson go insid
The Girl of Fire and Thorns By Rae Carson go inside Ebook I write books about teens who must do brave things I m originally from California, but I now live in Arizona with my husband, who is the smartest and therefore sexiest man I know My books tend to contain lots of adventure, a little magic and romance, and smart girls who make mostly smart choices I especially love to write about questions I don t know the answers to.. 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 faOnce 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.. A viral Kindle The Girl of Fire and Thorns If you caught even just a couple of my updates I think it would've been plainly obvious that I didn't enjoy this book. It's disappointing, really, because I think Carson was attempting to create a heroine that many girls could relate to. Elisa is overweight, unsure of herself, overshadowed by her prettier and skinnier sister, and chosen for something she's not sure she's worthy of. It sounds like the beginning of a compelling story, but ultimately Elisa only proves her worthiness by changing everything about herself. And walking. A lot.Elisa is fat and likes to eat. You will hear about the food she eats and the sweets she craves so often that you'll start to wonder if you're reading a thinly veiled advertisement instead, or if this book was sponsored by the coconut or lamb industry. This girl eats so many scones. And when she's not eating, she's thinking about her next meal or about what she had the day before. Even after Elisa loses some weight and doesn't need to shove food down her gullet 24/7 to stave off headaches and fatigue, the story still revolves around her meals. I didn't need to know what she was eating every single day, or how it was prepared or who prepared it or how it tasted ... really. Cut out the food descriptions and this book would've been half as long. I get it, Elisa likes food and has a love/hate relationship with it. Am I reading a fantasy story or the food diary of a girl with an eating disorder?After food, a large amount of the story is spent on Elisa walking from point A to point B. Sometimes with other people, sometimes against her will, sometimes alone. So then all of that walking means fat Elisa becomes skinny Elisa and all of her problems start melting away along with the pounds; people think she can win their war, boys fall in love with her, girls want to be her best friend. And the Godstone in her belly (that she can now see without parting her breasts and moving her stomach fat out of the way - wut) starts to react to danger, helping her elude her enemies. Because God rewards you when you're not fat!There are also plot holes (and really, not a whole lot of plot to begin with) and at one point a character remarks that they have no idea why the enemy is attacking. The magic is incredibly underdeveloped and mostly relies on praying and hoping something will happen. Generals, guards, and the King all look to Elisa for war counsel when all she had ever done was read this world's version of The Art of War. The first person I'd look to for advice during war would definitely be a 16-year-old girl.Elisa's hair-brained schemes work because the author wants them to. Everything is conveniently tied up with a neat little bow and there's not a single surprise. In the end, I was so unattached to any of the characters that I barely even blinked when someone died. Elisa has a magic stone in her belly button, she's good at memorizing stuff, has blind faith in God, and knows the best pastry recipes. Those are her special powers. Elisa is a boring character surrounded by other boring characters living out a boring story with food being a much more developed entity than any of the people or the plot. I will probably not continue with this series.
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