Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

by Rae Carson

Grade: Unfinished
Read: To page 318.

Thoughts: I'm really disappointed about not finishing this one. It started out really awesome, with a heroine who was actually really overweight, and some fascinating relationships: mostly between Elisa and her sister, and Elisa and her husband. There was some weird stuff, but it wasn't quite enough to stop me reading. (The weirdest was the religion of this fictional land, which was almost Christianity, but not quite. Some of the prayers and quotes from their scripture were almost exactly the same. On page 85, there's a prayer that's pretty much a weird translation of the Magnificat.)

But then Elisa started falling for this other guy, Humberto. At first I thought it might be a bit like Wolf Star by Tanith Lee, where the heroine is away from her husband for a long time, and so starts to notice this other guy. But then she does the right thing, and everything is all right in the end. But in this book, Elisa kept on getting more and more interested in Humberto until they actually kissed. And that didn't even stop her from hanging around him all the time. So finally I checked the end to see if everything was all right in the end, but it wasn't really. So I stopped.

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