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  1. Wishful Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Wishful Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bluestocking at The Bluestocking Guide.

     I have just finished reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore (review tomorrow!) which I loved. At the end of the book there was a preview of Fire

    Fire, 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...

    After reading Graceling I simply cannot wait to get stuck into Fire.

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  2. 3 comments:

    1. This sounds wonderful!! Thanks for participating.

    2. Fire is such a great read as well. I hope you enjoy it!

    3. Melissa said...

      I've heard good things about that one! Hope it lives up to the hype! :)

      btw, award for ya...

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