The girl of fire and thorns / Rae Carson.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
    • ISBN:
      9780062026484 : HRD
      0062026488 : HRD
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      CARSON, R. The girl of fire and thorns. [s. l.]: Greenwillow Books, 2011. ISBN 9780062026484. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Carson R. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Greenwillow Books; 2011. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Carson, R. (2011). The girl of fire and thorns. Greenwillow Books. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carson, Rae. 2011. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Greenwillow Books.
    • Harvard:
      Carson, R. (2011) The girl of fire and thorns. Greenwillow Books. Available at: (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carson, R 2011, The girl of fire and thorns, Greenwillow Books, viewed 28 January 2020, .
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      Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Greenwillow Books, 2011. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Greenwillow Books, 2011.
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      Carson R. The girl of fire and thorns [Internet]. Greenwillow Books; 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2011 October #1

In 16-year-old Elisa, first-time novelist Carson has created a fascinating and credible heroine who battles her way through her own timidity and self-doubt to discover her abilities to love, lead, and suffer loss without denying her future or her faith. Set in an alternative premodern Iberian- and Christianity-hued Saharan-like world, Elisa's adventures include an arranged marriage, a politically and religiously inspired kidnapping, hand-to-hand combat with knife and wits against men trained for battle, the traumatic death of her beloved, and the care of a six-year-old boy. She, as well as the central drama of this promising series starter, depends on the guidance of the holy gem she carries in her navel: the Godstone, which marks her as one whose service shows forth through history-changing practice as well as belief. Carson presents a thorough theology (complete with holy texts), complex characters, dramatic landscapes, royal courts, and a range of difficulties solved through wisdom rather than accident. Romantic, lush, and thought provoking. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring

Soon after Princess Lucero-Elisa marries King Alejandro of Joya d'Arena, she is kidnapped by desert nomads. She then discovers that the blue Godstone in her navel does not just indicate a great destiny, but it may also help her two kingdoms win an impending war. Fantasy fans will enjoy the Spanish-influenced world and Elisa's journey from self-conscious teen to powerful queen.

PW Reviews 2011 August #1

Carson debuts with a smart, complex fantasy with stellar characters, first in a planned trilogy. Even though she bears the mysterious and rare Godstone, 16-year-old Princess Elisa has been a disappointment to her family and country. Plain, overweight, and unmotivated, she is content to wed a handsome neighboring king to cement an alliance. After an arduous journey to her new home, Elisa arrives to find that her husband wants to keep their status hidden. But there are more pressing concerns—the enemy is preparing to invade, and Elisa is kidnapped. As she is thrust into a fight for survival on the borders of her new kingdom, Elisa is hunted by dark magicians and must piece together clues to fulfill her divine decree. Elisa is a sensational heroine, striving to fulfill her potential under perilous circumstances, while realistically growing in resourcefulness, inner strength, and intelligence. The odd nature of the Godstone (which is embedded in Elisa's stomach) may occasionally pull some readers out of the story, but Carson's mature writing style, thoughtful storytelling, appealing characters, and surprising twists add up to a page-turner with broad appeal. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

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