Fire

By: Kristin Cashore

Entrancingly beautiful and gifted with the ability to control people's minds, sixteen-year-old Fire is the only remaining human monster in the Dells. After a dark childhood incident, she pledged never to use her powers again. But as war threatens to consume the Dells, a prince helps Fire see what she is capable of: saving the kingdom.

ISBN: 9780803734616

JLG Release: Nov 2009


Sensitive Areas: War, Violence, Mild sexual themes,
Topics: Fantasy , War , Mind control , Love , Overcoming trauma , Infatuation , Power and responsibility , Family

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Awards & Honors

ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2010; Booklist The Best of Editors’ Choice 2009; Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2009

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Book List*, The Horn Book Magazine*, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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The most dangerous monsters in the Dells are the human monsters. Fire, with her ability to cajole minds, is one--though raised to have a conscience. Fire's complicated relationships provide an emotional drive to match the story's abundant political machinations and inventive world-building. Rounded out by the chilling backstory of Graceling' The most dangerous monsters in the Dells are the human monsters. Fire, with her ability to cajole minds, is one--though raised to have a conscience. Fire's complicated relationships provide an emotional drive to match the story's abundant political machinations and inventive world-building. Rounded out by the chilling backstory of Graceling's villain, this stand-alone prequel paves the way for further exploration.

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• Fire is a fully developed and sympathetic and engaging character.
• The psychological and social implications of Fire’s power are fascinating and fully explored. Her power seems natural and essential to the story, not just convenient or useful.
• Fire’s development of her power is gratifying to see, and Kristin Cashore sh

• Fire is a fully developed and sympathetic and engaging character.
• The psychological and social implications of Fire’s power are fascinating and fully explored. Her power seems natural and essential to the story, not just convenient or useful.
• Fire’s development of her power is gratifying to see, and Kristin Cashore shows that there are positive and negative consequences to what she’s capable of doing.
• Cashore is careful to show that there are other parts to this world—history that has nothing to do with Fire and people (such as Garan) who are suspicious of her and have their own lives.
• The Dellian Kingdom is impressively progressive in its attitudes toward women and homosexuality. This is a refreshing take, as most fantasy novels are firmly entrenched in the patriarchal attitudes of the medieval/renaissance periods that form the model of “fantasy.”

Book Details

ISBN

9780803734616

First Release

November 2009

Genre

Fantasy

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

400

Accelerated Reader

Level 6.2; Points: 18;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.6; Points: 26;

Lexile

Level 870L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Dial

Potentially Sensitive Areas

War, Violence, Mild sexual themes,

Topics

Fantasy, War, Mind control, Love, Overcoming trauma, Infatuation, Power and responsibility, Family,

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Titles in Series: A prequel to Graceling.

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