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Loved Rae Carson’s The Girl of Fire and Thorns? You’re in luck! The Crown of Embers, the eagerly-anticipated sequel, is finally out – and readers are raving. Want to know why you need a copy in your life? Check out these epic reviews for the details!

1. Kate @ Ex Libris says: “I can’t put into words what makes me love a fantasy novel, but The Crown of Embers seems to take all of the elements that are universal to great works (romance, adventure, betrayal, intrigue) and constructs them into a book that demonstrates Rae Carson’s superb storytelling abilities.” Read the full review

2. Tara @ Hobbitsies says: “I was going to try to be eloquent in my review of The Crown of Embers, but I just can’t fangirl enough. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson is a brilliant follow-up to The Girl of Fire and Thorns. The character progression is stunning and the plot is so engaging, I literally could not put it down. And the romance is oh-so-swoonworthy.” Read the full review

The Crown of Embers3. Kelley @ Another Novel Read says: “I think this is the first time I’ve rated a sequel higher than its predecessor. But, damn, this book was amazing. I can’t believe I have to wait so long for — *gulp*The Bitter Kingdom. (How ominous does that sound? I’m squirming!)” Read the full review

4. Lori @ Pure Imagination says: “The Crown of Embers was really all I could have asked for in a sequel. The ending almost killed me. No lie. I might die from the wait for the next book.” Read the full review

5. Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain says: “The Crown of Embers put me on an emotional roller coaster and didn’t let me go until I’d already exhausted the amount of emotion I allot myself per day. And, trust me, I allot myself a lot of emotion before I get completely drained.” Read the full review

6. Lauren @ The Housework Can Wait says: “Overall, I loved this book. Also the ending made me want to punch someone, just a little bit. It manages to have some good resolution, while still ending on a huge cliffhanger. It’s weird to simultaneously feel so satisfied and so unsatisfied. So be warned, people. When the ending comes, you may want to have a pillow or a stress ball handy. Just sayin’.” Read the full review

7. Shelver 506 @ Book Shelvers Anonymous says: “The Crown of Embers is a masterpiece, fully equipped with action, intrigue, suspense, mystery, and a romance that will curl your toes.” Read the full review

8. Amanda @ Hippies, Beauty, and Books…Oh My! says: “At the end of the day I sing nothing but praise for The Crown of Embers. I love this story. I loved the last story. The Girl of Fire and Thorns was one of the first books I reviewed…Long after I had forgotten the name I remembered the story and the characters. It sat on my palate as a delightfully remembered taste. I devoured The Crown of Embers.Read the full review

9. Paula @ Reading Lark says: “These books are sweeping grand adventures. One of my favorite things about reading them is that the exposition lends nicely to visualization; the story is told very cinematically, so it’s easy to ‘see’ the story as you read. I very much enjoy experiencing the contrasting landscapes as Elisa travels. Some movie exec is going to look very smart when they option these books.” Read the full review

10. BookChic @ Book Chic Club says: “Carson writes in such a compelling voice that I find myself reading 100 pages at a time and having trouble putting the book down. It’s insane how good this book is.” Read the full review


The Crown of Embers is available in bookstores and on eBook now; read an excerpt here.