The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Fantasy, Young Adult
This was the YA pick of February for the It’s Not Just A Book Club. This is the first book in the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy.
I found this book to be an okay book in the beginning, nothing particularly special and the characters somewhat stereotypical. However, as the novel progressed, the plot thickened, the character dynamics became much more interesting, as did the fantasy world. There is a lot of desert setting as well, which I am enjoying a lot at the moment. The magic and religious systems were very intriguing as well.
I love the relationship between the main character, Elise and her husband’s son (from another marriage), Rosario. Rosario is such a sweetheart, incredibly bright and unfortunately neglected. I also liked the head-guard person called Hector, as well as how he and Elise interacted. I really enjoyed all of the character dynamics in this book.
Read this book if you’re looking for something fun, with magic, marriage and awesome character dynamics. Don’t read it if you’re looking for a book with perfect pacing: the beginning was little bit hard to get into, although it picked up after about 20%. I am very much looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series soon!
Yay! One more review of book club books I read in February and then I can start working on the ones for March 🙂 Sorry I’ve been a bit absent: I was sick and now this week has been the busiest week ever.