Wednesday, January 6, 2010


For the past few days I have been immersed in the world of Fire by Kristin Cashore. This is the ideal post-Twilight's got the lovers facing challenges, action, fantasy, and gauzy allusions to the bedroom that the Twihards adore.

In addition, it's got a really cool premise: Fire, the protagonist, is a monster woman of impossible beauty who has the ability to read and control others' minds. She has been loved and feared her entire life because of her powers and the legacy of her evil deceased father, who ruled the land with cruelty. Now, the current rulers need her to use her gifts to prevent plots against the throne.

I was fascinated by the ideas of people (or monsters) with extreme abilities. It's interesting to think of how powerless people are against these abilities and that naturally, the government would want to use those gifts to their advantage. This novel is a companion to another book, Graceling, which I am now dying to read. I know it is sitting in the customs office on our island and that is making me crazy!

You're going to love this!

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