Want Books: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is blurbed by the amazing Megan Whalen Turner: “Rae Carson’s heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her.” — Megan Whalen Turner, author of Newbery Honor book, THE THIEF. So of course, I’m interested. It has also gotten positive reviews around the blogosphere and another favorite author of mine, Sherwood Smith, thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I’m always up for fantasy reads with strong female protagonists and this one looks like something that I’d be really into. It was available on NetGalley before it was released but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to grab a copy.

Here’s the summary from Rae Carson’s website:

Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa, always overshadowed by her accomplished older sister, has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous — even if she doesn’t realize it. A king asks her to save his troubled country. A savage enemy hunts her for its own — dead or alive. A revolutionary asks for her heart. And in the midst of ferocious battles and harsh quests, Elisa will find herself. She will find the strength she’s always possessed. She’ll find deep and abiding love. She’ll awaken the power that only she can control. And she’ll face those who want to rip all of it away.

What about the rest of you, what book is in your wishlist?