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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fire & Thorns Series Read-Along: The Crown of Embers, Chapters 21-30 #ReadingRae

Welcome to this week's #ReadingRae post! This week we're wrapping up our thoughts on The Crown of Embers. Today's discussion is for chapters 21-30. Since it's the end of the book, I also wanted to include my over all thoughts on the entire book, which I'll be sharing later this morning via a book review. Before I share my thoughts, and incase you're just joining us, here's a little bit about the sequel aka book #2 in the series:


By: Rae Carson
Published by: Harper Collins
Released On: September 18th, 2012
Series: The Girl of Fire and Thorns #2
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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.

My Thoughts

Oh my word! Rae Carson what have you done!?! This book..... I'm so glad I have The Bitter Kingdom to dive right into. Oh wait, I already did when I accidentally picked it up instead of this book. I knew what to except, but I wasn't excepting that ending! Oh my heart! 

Okay before I get to the good stuff. I did not see those betrayals happening. Wow! As I said in last week's post (here), I love the women, and leader Elisa has grown into! She's taking charge and leading the way, and I love it! Romance wise, FINALLY! I swear Elisa and Hector just might be the two most stubborn people in this entire series. Right now, I'm so glad Elisa is even more stubborn than Hector, because I'm emotionally torn between crying and cheering with the end of this chapter, and what Elisa does. 

This is one of my favorite sequels. Instead of having her character revert, like often times I feel happens in sequels, Carson's characters flourished and grew into the characters I had hoped they would be and then some. I loved the direction this story took. I loved seeing the characters growth. I loved the romance, the friendships, and even the shocking twists. Loyalty is at it's finest in this book. I love Hector, Mara, and Belen. Yeah, I know. I never thought I'd say that about Belen. I didn't say this last week, as I didn't want to have any spoilers, but I really like Hector's brother Felix, and learning more about Hector. I loved this book!

Find out what these fabulous bloggers had to say about last week's post, when we discussed chapter 11-20: 

Next week we'll be talking about the final book in the series, The Bitter Kingdom!

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