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In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781101155400
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 461 p. ; 22 cm


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FPL_Amy Nov 22, 2019

If you like exceptional world-building, strong character development, and engaging storytelling, Cashore’s Graceling Realm is for you. The characters are easy to relate to and the world-building, especially in Fire, is unique and somewhat terrifying.


Fire is a story about a girl who is the last remaining human monster, she has bright red hair and can control minds. She refuses to use her power, but when the Prince comes to her asking for help to defeat the rebels, Fire realizes she can use her power for good and to protect her
country. She has to choose between breaking her promise to help her country or keep her
promise and never control someone’s mind. Fire is a companion to Graceling, but you do not
need to read Graceling first to understand the story. I liked this book because it was very
exciting and the plot twists made me want to keep reading the book. I would recommend the
book to teens who like fantasy novels. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book as a 4. Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers.

Aug 03, 2019

Graphic animal cruelty

Dec 25, 2018

It was fine. But like I feel like she moved quickly from THAT person to the OTHER person... I don't want to give anything away... But it was a great book. I was sad that this book didn't have more crossover. It is a book that you shouldn't be reading unless you are like VERY mature. I feel like... It might be my favorite book out of the series. Maybe tied with Graceling.

Nov 02, 2018

“Fire”, the companion book to “Graceling” widens the world the author originally created and opens up to give a character that is the flipside of the previously beloved Katsa. Fire is a delicate yet powerful creature, endowed with magic that is mental yet physical. She holds the interests that Katsa didn’t: marriage, mothering, a need to be protected—yet she doesn’t play the helpless lady. Instead she shows a mental prowess that provides a whole new look at strength and how it is built. Again, pushing the power of women, this is a fantastic book for young girls seeking to see themselves reflected in fantasy. The world remains vibrant and opens up to a technicolor view of a land of ‘monsters’—shining bright creatures of all kinds that ensnare human minds. The lore of the Graceling world arrives in the form of Leck, who appears as a side plot and a fine antagonist in this prequel of sorts. The author continues to explore themes of morality, strength, internal turmoil, and the weight of true decision-making, which all pay off due to her fine sense of plot and well-constructed characters. Again, the pace of the piece can make this a one-day read as the content and characters are so compelling. Another strong book in the series, I look forward to digging into the next one: “Bitterblue”.

Feb 24, 2018

I absolutely love this book. I was so sad when I heard there wasn't going to be a sequel. there is a companion to it, but Fire isn't mentioned much.
My favorite character is Small.

Jan 15, 2018

This book was AMAZING!!! The romance was perfect and worked well... It had a very sad part towards the end (As those who have read it know):( Otherwise it was a great book and I woukd advise you to read Graceling first which was also great! You should defiantly read this and I hope you enjoy!

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Jul 27, 2017

This book is really AWESOME~~
Romance, action, power, love this book has it all! > <
I personally think this book is the most fun ( does that sound right?) from the trio~

May 15, 2017

Cool concept, cool world, not as cool as the books that came before it.

mvkramer Dec 14, 2016

Like Bitterblue, this book gets the prestigious "Stayed Up Late Reading" award - it is compulsively readable. Fire is a strong heroine who isn't an "action girl". She basically has superpowers, but is terrified of them. Will she be able to accept them and herself to save her kingdom and the people she cares about? Great book. Compelling plot and excellent characters. I loved it!

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Aug 25, 2016

You're the queen, and it's the queen's house, and whatever Brigan may accomplish, he's highly unlikely ever to be queen.

Aug 25, 2016

Dear Brigan, she thought to herself. People want incongruous, impossible things. Horses do, too.

Aug 25, 2016

There will be no yelling at people who are bleeding themselves to unconsciousness.

Aug 25, 2016

Great! He has indigestion, so let's torture him with cake.

" All right, all right. I was only testing that you were awake and in your right mind. The sight of you taking a nap against the bookshelf doesn't inspire confidence."


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LPL_RachaelH Jun 25, 2014

Fire is the last human monster alive and everyday is a fight, with herself and others, to hold on to the little piece of comfort she's found. Monsters are beautiful and their beauty gives them the ability to control anyone they want. Although Fire knows not to use her ability for wrong doing, she is hated and feared by almost everyone in the Dells. Now Fire is traveling away from the comfort and safety of her home in the woods and onto a journey that could change everything.

Fire is no ordinary girl. She is part monster. A creature so beautiful that most people can't control themselves. Fire travels to the king's city to aid him in the upcoming war. But when she meets Brigan. She is reminded of her fathers cold eyes. She has to decide between helping her kingdom or her friend.

stephaniehjones Mar 24, 2012

This is the prequel to Graceling. The second in the Seven Kingdoms series.


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mvkramer Dec 14, 2016

Violence: Monster attacks. References to torture. Some murders.

mvkramer Dec 14, 2016

Sexual Content: Implied sex. References to rape. Non-graphic.

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