Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Fire by Kristin Cashore

"Waiting on" Wednesday was created by Jill of Breaking the Spine, and is a way for bloggers to share the upcoming books that they're longing for. This week I'm waiting on...

Fire
by Kristin Cashore
Released October 6th, 2009

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...

Why I'm waiting:
Let's see...Graceling was amazing, and the lucky people who've read this already are all saying Fire is even better! (Which is hard for me to imagine, but if it really is then yay!) Plus the cover is beautiful, and the story sounds really unique, interesting, and exciting.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds good. I haven't read Graceling, but I'm putting both on my list.

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  2. I love it when the next book "is even better" than the previous!! Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this!

    There's an award waiting for you at my blog. ;-)

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  4. Yay! I just read the Graceling and loved it! I can't wait to read this book, especially if it's better than the first! <3

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  5. Jorjienne - Considering that it won't be released until October, you'd either have to wait until then or get an ARC. Lots of publishing companies have "first look" types of programs that you could sign up for, but that probably wouldn't guarantee that you'd get a copy of Fire.

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  6. I can't wait for this book. I have a hard time believing it could be better than the first one, but if it is... YAY

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