Wow! I totally loved this book! I'm definitely going to read it many times in the future. Elisa is an astounding protagonist because she continually gets into sticky situations and always works her way free from them. This book was impressively easy to get into - it practically absorbed me! The descriptions were so vivid and clear, it was like I was there; and the book was so captivating, I finished it by 7:00 PM of the day I found it in the mailbox after school! My favorite part was Elisa's revelation about the zafira, and how she chose to save the life of an Invierne, rather than leave him to living death. Elisa was brave and loyal, standing true to her beliefs no matter the circumstances. As for the romance, let's just say I saw it coming in the first book. The Crown of Embers is another truly magnificent novel to add to anyone's list of favorites (It's on mine! :).
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lake City, IA USA