I love going on trips because it's one of the few opportunities where I get a solid few hours to read. For labor day weekend, I went to Atlanta to visit family and friends, and had another marvelous reacding marathon. Here's what I delved into...
When I went to Seattle back in June, I read the first of Kristin Cashore's novels, Graceling. I enjoyed it immensely and finished it in one weekend. I delved into the second novel, Fire, and was just as engrossed as the first one. This book is written as a sort of prequel but tells an entirely different and amazing story. It features the story of Fire, a beautiful creature, known, desired, and feared for her beauty, and her hope to change the devastating legacy created by her father. It features jealousy, epic battles, heartwarming characters and a true kind of romance that captures you in from the beginning.
I was desperate to finally complete the Hunger Games trilogy and couldn't resist purchasing this one while I was away as well. Talk about a completely enrapturing ending. I read it in two days and then i just sat, in shock, with how it ended. It was certainly not as I expected. There were tears - lots of them. But it was a realistic and bold conclusion to a very powerful story. Completing the three books was well worth it, albeit the fact it left me bawling like a baby and somewhat empty.
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