Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will.
Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.
Most of the chosen do.
©2011 Rae Carson (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Loved the narrator. Main character is an adolescent so she is more a victim of circumstance rather than the creater of it. I suspect she will grow stronger in the following books.
You know, it takes a little while to warm into it, but it's worth pushing through! Once she gets kidnapped, it's game on! Watch a child become a woman in the span of a few months :-)
Fueled by coffee and good stories.
Compelling. Smart. Epic.
Absolutely. I've listened to the entire series multiple times through (even if not all in one binge).
I hesitate to use the term 'comfort listen', but I've gone through this entire series enough times that it probably applies. Each time, I'm completely swept into the world Rae Carson has created and fall a little more in love with her vivid characters. I'm sure there are many more listens of this series in my future and Rae Carson is definitely on my auto buy/listen list.
I loved this book. It has a little of everything. War, religion, love, sadness, happiness, etc. It's a great story. I can't wait to discuss it at our next book club meeting.
24 summers old and love fantasy books. I like being able to drift off into another world.
I picked this Book because I love Jennifer's voice. More than that though this story has a great story line I'm hooked I can't get enough I can't wait to see what happens next.
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Absolutely! I'd listen to the whole series again! Elisa is one of those characters that you like right away. She's overweight and very aware of it, but isn't one to blame others or even be embarrassed by it. She knows she has other characteristics that are valuable besides her looks. She is fabulous!
The feeling, or the setting, feels like it's in the desert so I want to say there isn't any book that is similar, but I am sure there is. Maybe the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Elisa isn't a real killer so some of the books I would suggest just don't match up. She's a politician, a little bit magic, she'd prefer peace over war. Compare her to that book.
Oh, the softness of her tone, the way she says, "my sky", the wonder in her voice. She is one of the better narrators I've heard. I really have enjoyed her narration in this series.
I have not read the print version.
I do not think I can really compare it to another book, but the story line was a little of something I have read before.
It took me about two days to get through, so yes.
Waiting for it to get better .... waiting ....nope .... boring dont bother
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