I love the pants off of fantasy, you guys. And Rae Carson does it so damn good. I cannot tell you all how much I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. One of my favourites ever and I’m already craving a reread. I mean, you cannot get enough of Hector, right?
Anyway, so please welcome the fabulous Rae Carson to my blog today! I’ve got an interview with her and a pretty freaking sweet giveaway that has me chomping at the bits wishing I could enter!
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The epic conclusion to Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.
Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she’s never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most. – Goodreads
Rae Carson, author of The Bitter Kingdom
In what ways do you identify with your protagonist, Elisa? In what ways are you totally different?
Like Elisa, I’m very analytical and practical. Unlike Elisa, I’m not at all religious. Like Elisa, I have navel bling. Unlike Elisa, mine is not magical.
If you had to choose for yourself – would you pick Humberto, Alejandro, or Hector?
Hector, hands down! Humberto was sweet, but he was a kidnapper, and Elisa deserved better. Alejandro was a good man at heart, but he was a player who refused to see Elisa’s value until too late. Hector, though? He respected her from the beginning. Also, he is completely hot.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer picture book. I felt so bad for Rudolph when all the other reindeer made fun of him that I went through the book and scratched out his red nose. Adult Rae, however, realizes that conformity is not the solution to bullying.
If you could be the author of any already published book, which would it be and why?
The Hunger Games. Because then I could retire in decadent comfort to a beach home in Hawaii. I would totally invite you to come visit.
(Tara: Uh, yes please!)
What are you working on next? Any details you can share?
I’m working on a new trilogy for Greenwillow about a pioneer girl in 1849 who has a magical secret. The first book is tentatively scheduled for 2015. It’s a lot like The Girl of Fire & Thorns, with a kick-butt girl character, epic journeys, magic and kissing. But this one also has guns and cholera.
Rae Carson is giving away a signed set of the complete trilogy. You guys, I WANT THIS PRIZE SO BADLY. So someone needs to win it, so I can stare at their book haul with jealousy, even though I already own all three books.
ANYWAY, to win, just fill out the Rafflecopter below!
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About Rae Carson
Rae Carson is the award-winning author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy. She was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for Fall 2011 and was a finalist for the Morris, Cybils, and Andre Norton Awards. Her first novel was named to ALA’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
Rae lives in Ohio with her husband, novelist C.C. Finlay, two stepsons, and two very naughty kitties. She is hard at work on her next trilogy.
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