The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
(Girl of Fire and Thorns)

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"...Emotionally charged, suspenseful, and filled with plot twists." -School Library Journal

Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trail of long-forgotten--and forbidden--clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom--despite everything--she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.
 

About Rae Carson

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Rae Carson is the author of the award-winning The Girl of Fire and Thorns and its sequel The Crown of Embers. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Greenwillow Books. 437 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Elisa must fight everything from assassination attempts to rioting mobs, all while defending her country against the terrifying foreign sorcerers with "pale peach" skin and "hair the syrupy gold of honey," who only recently brought fiery destruction on her nation's capital.

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Carson avoids the dips that often haunt bridge books: expert pacing and well-drawn characters are masterfully integrated with Elisa’s continued growth as she deals with the shifting political situation, resulting in a dramatic and gratifyingly romantic novel that smoothly follows its predecessor.

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I’m also extremely happy to report that The Crown of Embers does NOT suffer from middle-book-in-a-trilogy-itis (AKA Second Book Syndrome).

Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Crown of Embers (Girl of ...

City Book Review

I have never in my life finished a book and picked it back up to re-read it, not until now.

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Common Sense Media

On a negative note, despite the fact that the main character, Elisa, is described as dark skinned and possessing more brains than beauty, the book cover depicts her as light skinned and beautiful.

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BlogHer - I may be quiet for a bit because I seem to have stumbled butt-first into a FULL TIME JOB!

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On a negative note, despite the fact that the main character, Elisa, is described as dark skinned and possessing more brains than beauty, the book cover depicts her as light skinned and beautiful.

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The Young Folks

(We’ll definitely learn more about Hector.) As for Elisa, I had said that she grew up a lot in the first book.

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The British Fantasy Society

Elisa’s love life also became a stronger focus in this story and with that dominating, the political tensions and the magical elements took a back step and there was far more of an internal and reflective focus.

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