This post has been updated to reflect the rescheduled book club date from February 16th to February 9th.
Wow. I liked it. I think you will like it. Here’s why. It has a unique premise. The protagonist, Elisa is overweight and many of her potential love interests don’t seem to mind. The pace of the story always kept my interest, but I never felt like the character development suffered. Elisa grows so much during the story. I had a hard time liking her at first, but as the story progresses, I found myself rooting for her. Finally, even though it’s the first book in a trilogy, it doesn’t end with a cliffhanger. I am so sick of cliffhangers!
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. She 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 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. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. 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.
Squee! BTW, there’s a sequel and a prequel out now. I would recommend this to fans of Tamora Pierce and Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
16th, 9th, 2-4
Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch
As always, I have free copies of the book for the first few teens to register. Contact me if you want one! Register here!