Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)

About the Author: Kristin Cashore

So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reac So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reached for when I woke up in the morning was my book the only two places I didn t read were in the car and in bed What did I do then The one thing I liked eventhan reading I daydreamed.And so, without knowing it, I was planting the seeds Reading and daydreaming perfect preparation for writing.At 18 I went off to college thank you, Williams College, for the financial aid that made this possible and it almost killed me College is hard, man, and the Berkshires are cloudy A phenomenal year studying abroad in sunny Sydney revived me After college I developed a compulsive moving problem New York City, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Pennsylvania, Italy, and even a short stint in London, where my showerhead hung from the cutest little stand that was exactly like the cradle of an old fashioned telephone The best phone calls are the pretend phone calls made from your telephone tub.During my stint in Boston, I got an M.A at the Center for the Study of Children s Literature at Simmons College Thank you, Simmons, for the scholarship that made this possible Grad school almost killed me, but I felt a lotalive than when I was almost being killed in college The Simmons program is stupendous It got me thinking and breathing YA books It got me writing.Am I getting boring Since Simmons, I haven t stopped writing, not once I ve developed a compulsive writing problem that makes my moving problem look like a charming personality quirk I can t stop But it s okay, because I don t want to stop I ve been writing full time well,than full time, really for about 4 years now, first doing educational writing for the K 6 market and now working on my novels It s a dream job, which is another way of saying that when I shop for work clothes, I go straight to the pajamas section.Should I say a little bit about what I m like I m fiercely independent I am sometimes a hermit, but never for very long I am in search of the perfect cat I m a recovering Catholic I meditate, and when I do, Prince Harry appears in my subconscious and meditates with me It s a little strange but I don t think there s anything I can do about it Sometimes he s not the only one the other day it was me, Prince Harry, the Dalai Lama, Mr Rogers, Coco the gorilla, and George Clooney We were all floating above the earth looking down at the continents as they passed George Clooney suggested I visit Providence, Rhode Island The Dalai Lama sighed deeply and said he d really like to visit Tibet.Poor Dalai Lama.I recently moved from Jacksonville, Florida, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, trading the St Johns River for the Charles River and pelicans for geese As a native northerner, it s nice to be back in the land of four seasons I feel as if I ve come home o And that s my story


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  • Hardcover
  • 334 pages
  • Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
  • Kristin Cashore
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 0575085118

Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) Fire Is One Of The Most Dangerous Monsters Of All A Human One Marked Out By Her Vivid Red Hair, She Sthan Attractive But With This Extraordinary Beauty Comes Influence And Power Aware Of Her Power, Fire Lives In A Corner Of The World Away From People But Now The Day Has Come When She Is Needed By Her King.

10 thoughts on “Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)

  1. Sasha Alsberg says:

    My head hurts from crying but other than that, so very good Loved this book

  2. Annalisa says:

    Granted, I went into this book annoyed with Cashore s anti marriage, pro casual sex message in Graceling, but the book never got interesting enough to overcome those messages Okay, I didn t finish it, but if 222 pages into it, I m bored and nearly shaking with rage at Cashore for using a YA story as a thinly veiled piece of propaganda, I doubt the end of the book will redeem itself This isn t even YA, it s adult high fantasy, but these days publishers market everything as YA, and so it s sold Granted, I went into this book annoyed with Cashore s anti marriage, pro casual sex message in Graceling, but the book never got interesting enough to overcome those messages Okay, I didn t finish it, but if 222 pages into it, I m bored and nearly shaking with rage at Cashore for using a YA story as a thinly veiled piece of propaganda, I doubt the end of the book will redeem itself This isn t even YA, it s adult high fantasy, but these days publishers market everything as YA, and so it s sold and read as YA where Cashore forces her stories around some unhealthy and harmful messages instead of letting her characters and story grow organically.This world full of monsters so beautiful people throw themselves at the monsters in lust and the monsters can control everyone s mind to make them do whatever they want was not a world I wanted to believe in Plus, Fire is way too much like Katsa...

  3. Lily C says:

    Watch my review here

  4. Tatiana says:

    Unlike Graceling, Fire doesn t get better upon rereading The core of my issues with it remains the same, specifically Cashore s nontraditional approach to marriage and women s empowerment I ll elaborate on it later But besides that, this time this book is just boring I think I was pretty generous to give Fire 3.5 stars 2 years ago I now feel it deserves at least 1 star less Too much navel gazing, too much contemplating and whining and crying on Fire s part without enough action and romance Unlike Graceling, Fire doesn t get better upon rereading The core of my issues with it remains the same, specifically Cashore s nontraditional approach to marriage and women s empowerment I ll elaborate on it later But besides that, this time this book is just boring I think I was pretty generous to give Fire 3.5 stars 2 years ago I now feel it deserves at least 1 star less Too much navel gazing, too much contemplating and whining and crying on Fire s part without enough action and romance to balance things out, too much talk of periods and cramps Plus, the nature of Fire s power is such that even the most climactic part of the novel comes off as an over complicated non event.I still think there is an improvement in ...

  5. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:

    There is this big jerk of a kid that is an animal or monster torturer in the beginning of the book Luckily, he s only in a little bit of the book toward the end I wanted to be a giant to step on his sorry arse Moving onI have mixed feelings about this book so I m just going to go with I liked it but didn t love it And there is nothing wrong with that Let me put up my spoilers sign before I forget SighSo, I was thinking Archer was going to be my love interest in the book un There is this big jerk of a kid that is an animal or monster torturer in the beginning of the book Luckily, he s only in a little bit of the book toward the end I wanted to be a giant to step on his sorry arse Moving onI have mixed feelings about this book so I m just going to go with I liked it but didn t love it And there is nothing wrong with that Let me put up my spoilers sign before I forget SighSo, I was thinking Archer was going to be my love interest in the book until 1 He s all in Fire s business when she talks to any of the guards 2 He s always harassing her to marry him 3 He tells Fire he will quit sleeping around if she would just marry him DUDE I WOULD DROP KICK YOU OFF THE ROOF And Fire too for that matter for still sleeping with him But, I digress It took me a minute to like Brigan He was a jerk a bit at first ...

  6. Tamora Pierce says:

    Fire is a monster Monsters in her homeland are creatures of brilliant colors, each with abilities, that feed on humans and animals there are even monster insects and each other They have a tremendous attraction for human beings, one of extreme passion which leads to murder, clutching, or attack, depending on the human, which is why Fire has led much of her life isolated in the house of her hated monster father, who died several years ago Her only friends are Archer and his father.And then Fire is a monster Monsters in her homeland are creatures of brilliant colors, each with abilities, that feed on humans and animals there are even monster insects and each other They have a tremendous attraction for human beings, one of extreme passion which leads to murder, clutching, or attack, depending on the human, which is why Fire has led much of her life isolated in the house of her hated monster father, who died several years ago Her only friends are Archer and his father.And then everything goes pear shaped A strange bowman with an empty head shoots Archer Fire brings him in, but he escapes, and is murdered in turn The realm is in chaos, and the crown is calling on Fire to use her mind probing skills to find out what spies are withholding Fire doesn t want to do it she feels she must live her life in expiation for her father s existence and her own but she must go to the capital to face the iss...

  7. kari says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Disappointing.Having read and loved Graceling, I was greatly anticipating Fire and was unfortunately very let down Fire never gripped me, I never came to care about her, or even like her much.There are a lot of things about this book that bothered me The character of Archer, the friend with benefits, seems out of place in a YA novel There was an awful lot of casual sex and making babies and confused parentage.And, seriously, she has to walk around with an armed guard because she s having her Disappointing.Having read and loved Graceling, I was greatly anticipating Fire and was unfortunately very let down Fire never gripped me, I never came to care about her, or even like her much.There are a lot of things about this book that bothered me The character of Archer, the friend with benefits, seems out of place in a YA novel There was an awful lot of casual sex and making babies and confused parentage.And, seriously, she has to walk around with an armed guard because she s having her period All of that info went nowhere, it didn t add to the story and wasn t neccessary to the plot Fire s relationship with Brigan didn t ring true It didn t have anything to base it on other than he was kind to her and she couldn t get i...

  8. karen says:

    fortunately, jenn awwww yeeaahhhh is literally half my size go on look at my shoulders i am like a mighty moose to her delicate deer there is no way she can make good on that threat.so i am just going to say it i liked this book less than i liked graceling.bring it, tiny creature.and from a critical standpoint, there is nothing wrong with this book it has a fine story arc, good character development, a good array of both descriptive and action sequences i would say that the pacing is a fortunately, jenn awwww yeeaahhhh is literally half my size go on look at my shoulders i am like a mighty moose to her delicate deer there is no way she can make good on that threat.so i am just going to say it i liked this book less than i liked graceling.bring it, tiny creature.and from a critical standpoint, there is nothing wrong with this book it has a fine story arc, good character development, a good array of both descriptive and action sequences i would say that the pacing is a little slower than in graceling and can get bogged down in a bit too much detail, but that s n...

  9. Lola Reviewer says:

    DNFed at 50%WHY DID I EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO EDIT THAT PICTURE It does not deserve it.Yes, 2 stars one star for I didn t like it and another star because it was truly well written First of all, you shall know that I really really enjoyed the first book in this series, Graceling I adored it actually I thought I was discovering another great author knowing how to write great fantasy adventure books.Kristin Cashore got on my nerves.She played with them.She played with me.She played with my e DNFed at 50%WHY DID I EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO EDIT THAT PICTURE It does not deserve it.Yes, 2 stars one star for I didn t like it and another star because it was truly well written First of all, you shall know that I really really enjoyed the first book in this series, Graceling I adored it actually I thought I was discovering another great author knowing how to write great fantasy adventure books.Kristin Cashore got on my nerves.She played with them.She played with me.She played with my emotions.Ok, first of all, we have a dark and intense prologue of 16 pages The number of pages is not important but sure is a lotthan usual books I read So, in that prologue, we meet two characters, one of them being a boy who really got my attention Leck not called like that at that moment Anyway, so Leck is able to control minds as Fire I thought oh my my, what a great love story...

  10. Daria says:

    So Where do I begin Perhaps I should begin with my rating One star seems harsh, truly, but goodreads describes that rating as, Didn t like it And that is an accurate description, for I simply didn t like the book Thus I m sticking with one star And now for the book itself I was hyped for the day I would actually get my hands on it and presumably storm through the whole thing in six hours, as I had done with Graceling This anticipation was fueled by the raving reviews on goodreads and e So Where do I begin Perhaps I should begin with my rating One star seems harsh, truly, but goodreads describes that rating as, Didn t like it And that is an accurate description, for I simply didn t like the book Thus I m sticking with one star And now for the book itself I was hyped for the day I would actually get my hands on it and presumably storm through the whole...