Nov 072011

Fire (The Seven Kingdoms #2)by Kristin Cashore 
Source: Local library
Links: Amazon, Goodreads

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don’t need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven’t, you’ll be dying to read it next.

Oh, Brigan, how I love you. Please come riding up on your horse to whisk me away. I want to stare into your steely eyes and try to find the warmth you hide behind your tough exterior.

Oh, oops, sorry, got carried away there. I loved this book. It was very romantic with a slightly formal feel. Perfect for a historical-type fantasy novel.

Fire was a great main character. She was very relatable, with her desire to be the opposite of her father, and only use her abilities for good. All of the royal family were enjoyable, although I obviously loved Brigan best. He’s one of the few characters I could swoon over.

I listened to the audiobook version, and am so happy about it. The narrator had a slight upper-class English accent that fit the feel of the story perfectly.

The description of the book stated you didn’t have to read the first in the series, and this was definitely true. I haven’t read Graceling, although now I really want to. I would actually prefer to listen to the audiobook version, but my local library doesn’t have it.

Overall, this is a great book that I highly recommend you read. I will admit that around the 3/4 mark Fire’s attitude and actions made me want to shake her. But the ending reaffirmed my love of the story, so I can forgive her behaviour.

  2 Responses to “Fire”

  1. This was a fantastic book! I posted my thoughts in October and had a great time doing so.

    Brigan is swoon worthy, indeed. I liked Fire very much. Actually, I liked all the characters because they had purpose and meaning within the story.

    You need to read Graceling. Kristin Cashore is truly an amazing author.

  2. I really really need to read Graceling! Nothing but good things about the book!

    Here's my Review of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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