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This Chick Read: The Bitter Kingdom (The Girl of Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson

The Bitter Kingdom is the final installment in this epic fantasy series. Elisa, Queen and Chosen by God, finally fulfills her duty. Fighting her own people and others in far off lands she tries to bring peace and unity to all of the kingdoms.  Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Bitter Kingdom (The Girl of Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson”

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This Chick Read: The Crown of Embers ( The Girl of Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson

Elisa is back at court, Queen, and still the Chosen one. Her first battle was won, yet it seems that the war is not over. With her husband dead, it is left up to her to be a strong leader, but she still has the insecurities she showed us in the first novel. She always compares herself to her sister, Elodia, who is a strong leader. Elisa strives to be, yet let’s herself get misled by her quorum of leaders. Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Crown of Embers ( The Girl of Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson”

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This Chick Read: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns tells the story of Elisa who is born as the Chosen one. The Chosen  is born to lead their people against evil. At her baptism she is bathed in a bright light and blessed with a god stone embedded in her naval. This godstone has magical powers that she will use to save her people.  Or at least that is the legend. When we meet Elisa, she is an insecure, nervous wreck. Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson”

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This Chick Read: Like a River Glorious (Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson

Lee Westfall, the heroine of the Gold Seer Trilogy, has settled with the folks she’d journeyed cross country in a settlement called Glorious. Her best friend Jefferson is still by her side trying to win her heart. This book tells the story of a much more empowered young woman than we saw in Walk on Earth a Stranger. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Like a River Glorious (Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson”

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This Chick Read: Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson

This novel is a tough one to categorize.  It is definitely a Young Adult novel, but does not fall completely in the fantasy category as the title would lead you to believe.  Although, this first book sets us up for a great future fantasy series, Walk on Earth a Stranger read as more of a historical novel.  It takes place during the Gold Rush, when hopeful men and women made the trek across country, led by stories of golden nuggets just sitting on the ground waiting to be picked up.  I grew up in California, and this part of its history has always fascinated me.  I am also a fan of fantasy and was interested to see how Rae Carson was going to mix these two genres together. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson”