Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fire by Kristin Cashore Book Review

Fire by Kristin Cashore
(Dial, Hardcover, October 2009)


In Fire's world, there are monsters...and she is one of them. Breathtakingly beautiful, Fire is able to control people's minds. It's not a power that she embraces, however. Raised by her monster father and made to witness the horrible results of his mind controlling, she denies her heritage and hides her gorgeous red hair and her talents. Until she meets Prince Brigan. Fire cannot access his mind and, despite the fact that Brigan seems to loathe the sight of her, Fire admires his strength and is willing to use her powers if it means saving his life.

Kristin Cashore is the author of one of my favorite books from earlier this year, Graceling. Fire takes place in a neighboring land and once again deals with outcasts, strong women, and political intrigue. Cashore deftly blends heart stopping action with multi-faceted characters and the result is some of the best fantasy being written today. Emotionally abused as a child, Fire must deal with her own past in order to accept her future. Much like Katsa in Graceling, Fire learns that being different--being a monster--is not all bad. And can we all just take a moment to swoon over Cashore's heros?! If you liked Po, Brigan is sure to sweep you off your feet!

Kristin also has a wonderful blog called This Is My Secret. Check it out while you wait for Fire to hit bookshelves in October.


  1. I have not heard of this book before but it looks great. Love the cover.

  2. I am so excited for this book. And, I'm so jealous you got an ARC. I'm hoping it will be as good as Graceling. And, I also really enjoy Kristin Cashore's blog. I read it quite frequently.

  3. Just finished this one. Was completely blown away. Loved, loved it!

  4. Can't wait. And I actually just won Graceling, so this is perfect timing.

  5. When I viewed your review from Google Reader it took a second for all the images to load and at first popped up with only one star and I nearly died! Then the other three came in and I sighed in relief. :-)

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it because that means I most likely will, too. Well, I already LOVED Graceling and have heard good things about Fire from a number of sources, but the two of us often have quite similar tastes.

  6. Meggin of SerendipityReviewsJune 10, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Ooh, this loks great... Haven't seen it on Amazon yet. Is it out yet, or an ARC? Either way, added to my reading list.
    And it must be really good- 4 stars!

  7. This review makes me so excited for Fire. I can't wait to read it. I found Graceling a few days before it came out and read it throughout the school day, even between classes. I also can't wait for Bitterblue. Nice review and thanks for not spoiling the book.

  8. That cover looks so great, can't wait to see it :)

  9. You won some more awards Em :)


    And Fire sounds great!

  10. I loved this book!

    And, I have an award for you: http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/06/bit-about-me-awards.html

  11. I thought this book was great but Graceling (in my opinion) was better, and i also cant wait for Bitterblue!


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