Fire by Kristin Cashore
Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.
Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.
I read this a few days again, but I just couldn't think of anything to write, so I have been putting off this review. I am not sure why I have been putting it off. It was a great story. I really enjoyed it, in fact I stayed up really late reading it.
Fire as a character was ... wonderful. I really enjoyed her. I also enjoyed some of the background given on some of the other characters from the book Graceling. This book is sorta the prequel to Graceling, it happened 30 years before Graceling started. However. I feel like the to stories were completely separate.
There was only one overlapping character. And it felt kinda like there was two conflicting worlds. Taking Fire on it's own, I really enjoyed it. Kristin Cashhore knows how to write a good story, that gets you involved and I really enjoy that kind of story!