When I don't blog in a considerable amount of time, about a week, you can safely assume I'm stuck in another land or era. So, besides working to put uni books on my table I've been immersed in a few good books.
I've been waiting to read Fire by Kirstin Cashore the prequel to Graceling for some time, but haven't had the time. I absolutely loved Graceling and the world Cashore created for us in her first novel, and I wasn't sure what to expect from Fire, but it certainly surpassed my expectations, which is a welcome surprise.
As the title suggests Cashore's latest novel is based on Fire, a beautiful monster creature living in the Dells across the mountains from the 7 kingdoms. Fire is the last of her kind and much sought after, dead or alive, for her abilities with mind control. Most importantly Fire has to prove to herself she is not her father and is actually a beautiful monster inside and out.
So, if your stuck for something to read this winter or summer, depending on what side of the hemisphere your on, you should definitely pick up Fire and than Graceling because they are both great books.