Series: Fire and Thorns

Audiobook Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Audiobook Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

I did it guys. I finished this series and sadly… I remain the black sheep who was passively entertained but a long way from enthralled. The Bitter Kingdom did some things that I liked, but in other ways remained boring to me. The series’ peak was The Crown of Embers for me, and I will just stay here in my corner, forever puzzled about all the hype. There are things that The Bitter Kingdom did well, admittedly. Elisa has grown throughout the series, and in The Bitter Kingdom she fully embraces her role as Queen. She gets involved in politics, negotiating with other parties and […]

Posted February 13, 2015 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 5 Comments
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Audiobook Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Audiobook Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

I put off reading The Crown of Embers for ages because, well, after The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I just wasn’t that enthusiastic or convinced that the series was really something for me. However, I’d heard the audiobooks were pretty good, and with the added benefit of being able to multitask, I figured I should give it a shot. Ultimately, I will say the sequel is far better than the original – but it’s still not my favorite fantasy series ever. I will say that I enjoyed this a great deal as an audiobook, because Jennifer Ikeda is a fantastic narrator. She does great […]

Posted January 21, 2015 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns surely hits all the marks on the checklist of “YA high fantasy novels”; however, something about it just lacked that spark that would make this a truly memorable novel that has me coming back for more. It never really wow-ed me, which, I guess, I really expected to happen. (Maybe it is once again due to the many people who swore I’d absolutely love this novel.) So my opinion is overall rather mixed. The plot of the novel is the gem that gets a bit overshadowed by the smaller, more annoying bits. But we’ll get to that. So Elisa […]

Posted May 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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