The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns)

The Crown of Embers - Rae Carson I really really really loved this book and I am beyond bummed about facing the long wait for the next one. The characters were wonderful and Elisa is probably one of my all-time favorite heroines. She is strong and determined but also is a real girl who gets sweaty! The secondary characters were great too...Obviously Hector was wonderful but I especially enjoyed reading the friendship between Mara and Elisa. The romance has been bumped up a notch from the previous book, but it was the kind of romance that I root for, not roll my eyes at. It was wonderfully written. Sometimes books just really resonate with you, for one reason or another. While realistically I know that this book is not without its flaws, I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about it!