Genre: Fantasy, YA
I liked this because it was different. I liked this because the main character had believable character growth. I liked this because Elisa was not a paper cut out doll, and there was no “so this is the love interest” moment. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is focused on Elisa’s journey toward becoming a Queen. Plus, the world building was fascinating.
However it was the sequel that truly won me over to this series. If you aren’t as impressed with this first book, I suggest pushing through to the second book, because it will undoubtedly win you over.