To be honest, in the beginning, when I heard about Graceling, I wasn't too keen on giving it a chance. Though, after my step sister, A, had read it this previous summer and couldn't stop raving about it, I finally gave it the chance it deserved and I'm so glad I did!
Now, getting back to her newest release, Fire, it's definitely as fantastic as it's companion, if not better. I recently reviewed it , plus here's a tidbit straight from that said review:
" Overall, Fire is one of the most fantastic books I've read so far in '09 and I seriously can't wait for others to get their hands on this novel so that they can see the power in Cashore's writing and characters as I have!"
Yeah, I know, totally fan girly, right? :)
Anyway, if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm part of the blog tour of this novel, which includes this post about one of the characters in Fire and a contest for a SIGNED copy ( will be posted latter on!). So, without a further delay, here's some info directly from Kristin about Small, Fire's horse.
" Small, Fire's horse, is dun and drab and drooly; when he sleeps, he leans to one side, like a building about to topple; but don't be deceived by names or appearances. No horse could be braver."
Also, Fire will be release October 5th, 2009, and I, among many many others, can't wait for you to get your hands on a copy! :)
* Plus, major props go to Jillian Lakes at Penguin for organizing this all, it wouldn't be nearly as fantastic without her. :)