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The first book in the acclaimed and award-winning New York Times bestselling trilogy. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a remarkable novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power.

"I stayed up until two a.m. reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."—Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent series

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do.

"A page-turner with broad appeal."—Publishers Weekly

Paperback, 448 pages
Published on August 21, 2012 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 006202650X
ISBN-13: 9780062026507
7 Book Reviews
  • sushipuppy
    sushipuppyWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:03 pm55 stars
    Tells a story about a girl who transformed...She is a fighter to the end! Her adventures may seem skeptical in our world, but for fiction readers, this is a must-read book!
    • jalis
      jalisThursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm
      this book is beautifully written the author should have written more after the bitter kingdom send my thanks to her
      • imdabomb
        imdabombSunday, April 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm55 stars
        This was an awesome book, So Elisa is only 16 when she is forced to marry a handsome king named Alejandro. She was also born with a "godstone" which is like a gift from God, and she's able to communicate with God. Because of the godstone she is also able to know, if danger is coming her way. When staying at a house, she is kidnapped and meets Humberto and Cosme; her servant from the house who is actually a spy. Elisa, then stays with them until being found by one of Alejandro's friends. She then has to plot plans for the war between the Inviernos and her own people.
        • oldie
          oldieThursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:25 am
          This was an interesting book. I ah think it s a bit girly....
          • arkham
            arkhamTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm
            Sick book. I don't think it was going to be great, but boy was I wrong
            • faded24
              faded24Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:01 am
              I personally LOVED this book. The main character is elisa. She is the secret wife of king Alrejandro. she must discover her powers and what she can do. She IS the chosen one
              • arkham
                arkhamTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm
                It's book was awesome. Man, elisa is Cool