Do you ever have deja vu? Because I can’t help but feel that I’ve already answered questions about my favourite fiction book. After all, there was “My Favourite Book” and “My Favourite Young Adult Book” and the “Book By My Favourite Author“… I shan’t complain though, as it allows me to showcase more than one of my favourites (honestly, who has only one favourite book?!).
So today, my answer is Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore.
This series (which is soon to be followed by a third book, Bitterblue) is set in an incredible world where gracelings — people gifted with ‘grace’ or a special ability of some sort — fight for survival amongst corrupt humans and those who use their gifts for evil. Graceling follows this universe with a story of adventure, fantasy and romance. Fire, it sequel/prequel, explores an area beyond an impossible mountain range mentioned briefly in the first book, where Monsters roam the earth. Monsters are brilliantly coloured versions of regular animals, but have the ability to captivate and seduce others. Fire is a rare and beautiful human-Monster, who must try and prove to the world that her species does not define who she is.
Lovers of fantasy (Ooh! Ooh! I’m a lover of fantasy! Me! Me!) will surely adore these books as much as I did.
Now, if only she’d hurry up with that third book…
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