The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) by Rae Carson

The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)

She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.Elisa is a hero.She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trial of long-fo...

Details The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)

TitleThe Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)
Release DateSep 18th, 2012
PublisherGreenwillow Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)

  • Jeff
    JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST.Everyone....if you haven't read this book becuz of ur bajillion other books in ur tbr pile....I forgive you.....Ur life will be spared....Now pick this series up now and read it. ;pTHERES JUST SO MUCH FEEELZ EVERYONE.THE FEEELZZZZZ......AND ACTION......AND AMAZING CHARACRERS........prepare to fall in love.
  • Keertana
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI have to admit, I am a little upset. Not because of the cliffhanger ending, but because I was expecting one and it never came. Seriously. I pre-ordered this book and have been staring at it longingly on my shelves for MONTHS, refusing to be subject to a terrible, heart-wrenching cliffhanger, only to have an ending that leaves me jumping up and down for joy, completely satisfied and happy. Needless to say, we all need to re-affir...
  • Katie
    Holy cheeseballs covered in roly polies. I can't form a coherent thought after finishing this book this morning. I will say that I was distracted ALL DAY at school because of the feelings pulsing through me after gobbling this book up. I just. I can't. I don't. AAAAHHHHHHH. BRAIN IS IMPLODING. There were so many times I wanted to smack all the characters! But thank GOD Elisa does what she does at the end, even if she does a certain other thing be...
  • Jodi Meadows
    I've now read THE CROWN OF EMBERS twice. If I could give it another five stars, I would. Being on my "books I love beyond reason" shelf will have to suffice. Because I do love it beyond reason.
  • Ashley Brooks
    Ok. So the whole time I'm reading this series and they talk about this girl with a gem in her bellybutton this is all I can seeAnybody? Ok. Moving on. Giving this one a 4.5 as it didn't really pull me in as hard as the first book. However, this may be as a whole my new favorite YA fantasy series. I love the balance between politics, romance, and the magical elements of this story. I don't feel like I'm being smothered in cliche romance, the magic...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    On sale $3.99 5/13/16 HerePardon me while I pick my heart up off the floor. This was such a great follow up to Girl of Fire and Thorns.The book starts off shortly after GoFaT ended. Elisa is trying to run the country, but it has been difficult she has been met with riots, new attacks on her life and threats from both inside and out. She has to build her country again and to do that she needs to find a husband to be allied with to help build suppo...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    What a difference the introduction makes. I'll admit that the first time around, I abandoned this book because I could not get past the beginning. Ok, Elisa almost dies several times, her country is in chaos, but they are the most boring murder attempts/civil unrest possible. I don't think it's the writing, it's just tossing events after events at us with little character development that made the beginning intolerable for me, however action-pack...
  • Thomas
    Females! Young-adult females! And males, too, I suppose - drop what you're reading and check this series out. Or finish what you're reading and then check it out, as Rae Carson has come into her own with The Crown of Embers. Similar to the Mortal Instruments trilogy, the first book in the Fire and Thorns trilogy (The Girl of Fire and Thorns) didn't win me over, but its sequel did. Boy, it did.In The Crown of Embers Elisa continues her quest to fu...
  • Nastassja
    Actual rating: 4.5 stars A few tips how to write an excellent sequel:-more characters' development-more romance-more political intrigue-more romance-more humor-more romance-more magic-more romanceI loved this book. It was a whirlwind of emotions. I honestly did not expect it to be THAT good. I liked the first book, I liked Elisa, but now I admire the girl - what a wonderful character development indeed! She came a way from one of the most annoyi...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    "I want to be queen of this great country not because someone is holding my hand,but because I can do it.Me.Elisa." Damn son.I'm an emotional mess right now.This book was so damn good I want to somehow imprint it into my brain so that I can replay certain scenes over and over again.I liked Elisa in the first book but I love her in this one.I could finally completely connect with her and sense her huge character development.I really like Mara and...
  • Samantha
    *4.5 stars*
  • Queen Keely Tubbs of Salt
    Oh no. Here I am again. The odd one out. The one person who just didn't like this book.Sigh.More of a review to come... WARNING! SARCASM AND MILD HUMOR TO COME!! STEER CLEAR IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC!! Sorry about that. I've learned that sometimes you have to set up these little disclaimers for the "die-hard-fans-of-books" who will attack you for giving a book a bad review. Am I not allowed to have opinions here anymore? Are we suddenly living in "dys...
  • K.
    8/2/2017I SHIP IT LIKE WHOA. Full thoughts to follow.5/2/2016OH HEY IT'S MY FIRST NEW FIVE STAR BOOK OF THE YEAR. About bloody time. I loved everything about this book. Well. That's a lie. I didn't love the cover of this edition, because it's made of lies. Like, in no way is this series set in a Middle Eastern inspired world. It's VERY CLEARLY a Latin American world with Latin American characters. And yet, there's a mosque on the cover. Just beca...
  • Deborah
    3,5*I enjoyed this book. Elisa discovers it’s not easy being queen especially when it appears someone is trying to undermine her. She makes mistakes and bad decisions and it’s very easy to forget that she’s only seventeen years old. But she’s intelligent and learns from her mistakes.My issues with the first book weren’t really a problem here.Elisa is no longer fat, not that I had any issue at all with her weight it was refreshing having...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    Fast paced and fun! Onto the last book!
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    6 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:Lissie – In SleepOf Monsters And Men – Thousand EyesToby Lightman – Holding A HeartGenre: high-fantasy, YAStuff: magic amulets, political intrigues, adventuresFail: religion stuffWOW: world-building, cl...
  • Kilikina
    Ahhhhhhhaowerfnoafhoawelfkdsljf......ok.While this sequel wasn't as intense as the first one, I still enjoyed it just as much. Elisa was just as strong of a heroine as she was in the first book. I loved the romance between Hector and Elisa. I was actually wary of Hector just because of how much I loved Humberto...But Hector isn't one of those male characters that tries to take the other love interest's place. His relationship with Elisa was total...
  • Lindsey Rey
    LOOOOOOVE THIS SERIES! So much goodness and brilliance!
  • Brigid
    Crown of Embers by Rae Carson Review Holy Fuck, a book without insta-love! There must be a blue moon or something, right? Thoughts: Rae Carson may be one of the few authors of Young Adult fiction I love most. Here’s why: she doesn’t slut shame, she doesn’t write insta-love, she writes realistic character development, and she has the heroine save herself instead of the male lead swooping in.But, she also does something I feel was quite brav...
  • Andie
    Oh wow! What a fantastic follow up to The Girl of Fire and Thorns! And that cliffhanger!! I'm literally about to drive to the bookstore to hopefully find the last book because I simply cannot wait to know what happens next! I think, no I know, I have found a new OTP.
  • Maria (highinthebooksky)
    what can I say... this book totally surprised me it was the second time I picked it up and well I'm glad I didI think this trilogy has very unique elements ... like the godstones and the at the beginning chubby protagonist ...but what I really liked in this book was how the relationships between all the characters developed and changed...hector for instant was such a revelation for me! his relationship with elisa really made this book fun and int...
  • Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDD THIS BOOK!!! IT WAS JUST ABOUT PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!! PHEWWWWW, WHAT A RIDE!!! 4.5 Stars THE CROWN OF EMBERS was an EXPLOSIVE READ that I absolutely LOVED!! It took me on the ride of my life, and filled me with such awesomeness that kept me up reading late into night, craving just one-more-chapter I couldn't get enough of!!! I loved the world building, the characters, the villains, the magical aspects, frankly, I loved j...
  • Lucia
    SERIES RATING AND SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Book 1: The Girl of Fire and Thorns - 4 STARSBook 2: The Crown of Embers - 5 STARSBook 3: The Bitter Kingdom - 5 STARS How to sum up this trilogy? The Girl of Fire and Thorn has rich world-building, adventurous atmosphere and remarkable character development. Author also has great storytelling skills. It is so nice to have in detail planned out plot without any plot holes or disruptions of the flow of the st...
  • Natalie (Never trust a duck)
    Who knew that underneath his mustache Hector was one big pile of swoon-inducing charm? (By the way, I want to thank the author for having him shave it this book, much obliged)I hadn't read the first book in FOREVER. So when I got this one, I wasn't all anxious to read it. But then I read it. And I didn't put it down. And Elisa is so strong. And Hector is so sweet. And I loved loved LOVED it.There was so much adventure. So much character developme...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    I love fantasy. I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I desperately wanted to read The Crown of Embers and be blown away, like I was with The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Was I? Oh, hells yeah. Abso-freaking-lutely, I was! It was amazing and perfect and captivating and when I was reading, the rest of the world dropped away and I had eyes only for this book. (Seriously, I looked up that first night while reading and realized that everyone in my house h...
  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    Elisa is one of my favorite heroines ever!Just had to get that out. I did enjoy this book more than the first one, but there's still something that stops me from saying that this is a full 5 star book - more like a 4.5. I think it has to do with Rae Carson's style of writing - it's quite different from most other authors I read right now. Not in a bad way, mind, but different enough to make it a bit of a challenge to read.This book was very polit...
  • Faye, la Patata
    ;_; I wish I wrote this myself. SO GOOD!!! My feels for Hector and Elisa are all over the place. I think I reread one scene more than ten times while I imagined myself in Elisa's shoes... ahhhhhhh where is my Hector?!
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    This series just keeps getting better and better!!I love these characters and the story that keeps unfolding