The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson

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The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae CarsonThe Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Published by Greenwillow Books
Published On: September 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
5 Stars
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She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.

Elisa is a hero.

She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trial of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.


I was not expecting this for the second book but thank good this book happened. I surprisingly loved it more than the first book. First of all there was way more romance which made me happy and Elisa was less annoying in this one. The ending surprised me a little bit but I think it’s going to turn out nice in the next book. I could not put this book down! I got caught up in it and had to keep reading until I finished.

Hector is easily my favorite character and I was super glad that there was more of him in this book. I was a little nervous even starting this series because there’s a lot of religious stuff in it and I don’t really like reading about all that but this book proven me wrong. As much as I don’t like religion in books (not that there’s anything wrong with it) this book really needed it and I’m really happy with it.

5 out of 5!

“A quarterstaff is not very subtle. Or handy. If an kidnapper comes at me, what am I supposed to do? Say, ‘Excuse me, my lord, while I pull my enormous quarterstaff out of my bodice?”

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