Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (Week Seven)

Title: Fire
Author: Kristin Cashore
Release Date: October 2009
Publisher: Penguin
Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.
Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing...
Reasons I am waiting on this:
1. Um... Prequel of Graceling
2. It has a gorgeous cover. Though I like the UK verison more.
3. The summary sounds really good.
4. There is a lot of Hype already.
5. Kristin Cashore has a great blog and is a great writer

1 comment:

  1. Yeay!!! This book is an amazing choice. Loved Graceling and cannot wait to read this.


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