Genre: fantasy // Pub: Oct 2009
I read Graceling by Kristin Cashore four years ago and I remember how that book left a lasting impression with me. Looking back, I think Graceling was the book that propelled me into liking (and loving) the fantasy genre.
Fire, is the second book that takes place in Cashore’s Graceling realm. It’s a long, slow story propelled by palace intrigue and the interactions and development between Fire (the character) and her friends. I absolutely loved it!
One thing I like about Fire is the slow and natural progression of the relationships and friendships between the characters.
I also really like Fire’s character. I liked how she’s emotional, head-strong, and confident in herself. She feels what she feels and doesn’t try to change that.
I just really like Fire. She’s committed and interested in proving herself to others and to grow as a person.
The whole thing with Leck though, threw me off, but it was an interesting development in some cases.
I’m really glad I finally picked up Fire. Although, I really enjoyed reading this book, I don’t think I’ll be picking up Bitterblue in the future (or at all).
Quotable Quotes: “I don’t want to love you if you’re only going to die.”