"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
14 February 2013
Cashore, Kristen. Fire. Dial Books, 2009.
Fire is a monster human - she's half human, half monster: her looks stop people in their tracks, sometimes causing them to do ridiculous things, and she can enter people's minds and know what they're thinking or cause them to do things she wants them to do. She saw the devastation monsterhood created in her father and she is determined not to let it do the same to her. She will not use her monster powers to influence others. But war is brewing in her land and the king needs her help to save the country. Soon Fire has to choose between what is right and what is safe.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I checked it out on Sunday afternoon and would have had it read this morning (Tuesday) if I had gotten up just a little bit earlier. I'm definitely ready to devour Bitterblue next.