Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fire by Kristin Cashore

        
Fire
(The Seven Kingdoms #2)
by Kristin Cashore


Summary from Goodreads:

"Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans. 

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story."

Rating:

After reading Graceling, I was intrigued to read Fire. However, I didn't love it as much as I loved Graceling. 

Fire's story was magnificently written; few parts were slow but majority of the chapter were laid out appropriately. At first, I hated how some of the events in the book were left out not answered as soon as they occurred but Kristin Cashore had very good ways in unraveling them. I guess I was just too impatient. 

Overall, this book was pretty good. I laughed, I cried; I got confused, i understood. Although I found all the details a bit too much to carry in one book, I still enjoyed reading it and I'm looking forward to Bitterblue.

1 comment:

  1. The relationships that Fire has are interesting to say the least. Her best friend Archer is a busy bed hopper, and he takes no one else feelings into consideration. All in all this is a good story and Fire is a great heroine.

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