The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

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9780062026507Once 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, and 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 her to be 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. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.


I fell in love with A Girl of Fire and Thorns. I read through it in a day, unable to put it down. Firstly, the premise was bold, considering the overt spiritual themes, and incredibly original. Elisa starts her journey insecure in her many roles: sister, daughter, wife, and Queen. Carson made Elisa completely relatable–seemingly ordinary despite her extraordinary calling. Action and just enough romance to keep you wanting more! I highly recommend!



Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning fantasy and historical fiction. She lives in Arizona with her husband.

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