Sunday, July 15, 2012
Fire by Kristin Cashore Book Review
Fire by Kristin Cashore.
Book Review by Cindy Mai.
Book Teaser: It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. Young King Nash clings to the throne, while revel lords, in the north and south, build armies to unseat him. War is coming. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves. This is where where Fire lives, a girl whose startling appearance is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Everyone . . . except Prince Brigan.
Note about the two book covers: Although I read from the one above, I like the second book cover better where Fire's hair and dress blows and ruffles in the wind,
holding a bow being so cool and awesome.
Cindy's Summary: So Fire is a monster, just like her father Cansrel, but Cansrel is evil and he uses his power to torture people and make people do his bidding. In this book, monsters are stunningly beautiful and can take control of minds. Fire is the opposite of her father, and wishes not to harm others, therefore, she staged her father's death and pretended it was a suicide. She was like only fifteen or sixteen when she did that and then she started living under the protection of her best friend, Lord Archer and his father, Lord Brocker. Lord Archer and Fire are supposedly lovers, but Fire finds him too overprotective and overwhelming. One day, Archer decided to go to Queen Roen's fort to get more soldiers and more information about the kingdom and Fire decided to go with him. They knew Queen Roen very well, and that was when Fire met Roen's sons, King Nashdell and his army commander, Prince Brigandell. King Nash, fell over himself to get to Fire and like basically, rape her in kisses, while Prince Brigan guarded her with coldness, because her father, Cansrel had made the kingdoms in ruins. King Nash had wanted Fire to go to King's City to help him go into enemies' minds and get information from them, and Fire wanted to go see where her mother lived and died and the wonders of the city. When got to the city, Fire faced the rest of the royal family, Princess Clara, Prince Garan, and lastly, Prince Brigan's five-year-old daughter, Princess Hanna. Lady Fire, had her own guards, Musa, Mila, Margo, and Neel everywhere she went and she also has to face King Nash's over-affectionate towards her and Archer's jealousy. Luckily, Fire and Prince Brigan had become more friendly towards each other. Fire started helping the kingdom find out information and plan how to get rid of the two enemy groups, Lord Genetian and Lord Mydogg.I know, weird name. So yep. And there is an absolute lot of romance.
Rate: (1-10): 10!!!
I feel like this is the best book out of the Graceling series.
Bitterblue was just wasn't what I expected it to be. No offense. I just really didn't like it. It was kind of boring, too.
There must be like a thousand of quotes, but I'll just state a few.
"Even when she did not like Archer, she loved him."
I kind of find Archer annoying and he wants Fire all to himself. I even find King Nash better than him, even if King Nash tries to kiss Fire. But he had a sad ending. And no, I did not cry, Liana. I didn't understand why you would.
" 'Show the slightest interest in befriending the king,' he said, 'and I will kill you.' "
That was Brigan. His coldness to Fire. But really, he gentler than he sounds.
"If Brigan would ever let her, if he would ever in a million years, she could ease his worries for him."
Fire's slowly falling for him. Not that she realizes it. Brigan's actually as old as you think of a commander. He's only 22, so that means Nash is only 27. I know, 22 with a 6-year-old daughter. But we haven't gotten there yet.
I really don't feel up to putting more quotes, or else it'll go to a thousand pages, so why not just read the book and find out all the romantic-ness it has in it. And Archer's jealousy and who Fire ended up with. It's just so romantic. And they're all so young.
So read the book. Trust me, it's AMAZING!
- Cindy ;)