The Girl of Fire and Thorns  - Rae Carson

This one was disappointing. 


Boring plot.  Unlikable characters.  Awkward 1st person.  The magic system was weird, abstract, and random.  It's almost like there wasn't a story being told...things just happened.


The title of the book doesn't even have anything to do with what happens in the story.




There are a few things the author did very well.  For example, I can tell you exactly the body type and attractiveness of each female character.  I can tell you what, how much, and how often the main character ate.  And--most importantly--I can tell you the color of eyes, hair, and definition of the jawline of each male character.  Oh, also...apparently, when it comes to male eye color, cinnamon is a valid color choice. 


I wonder what the abbreviation for cinnamon is on a driver's license?


If the author had spent as much time on the details of the story as she did on the details of how everyone looked, this might have worked. 


But she didn't.  So it doesn't.


Content appropriate for 12+.


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