Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): 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.
My Review: Fire was amazing; just as good as Graceling (a favorite of mine). The thing that I liked the most about this book, I think, was the crazy twist and turns that are hurled at you as you read. It's like a soap opera! There was war, fighting, romance, jealousy, and lots double-crossing. The monsters were quite interesting as well. And I loved how nothing was completely resolved until the very end, so you were guessing about something the entire book. The characters. There were a lot of characters to keep track of. The beginning is a little confusing because it starts out with one character then jumps to another. The confusion clears up pretty quick, though. I've added this book to the list of my favorites and I implore everyone who liked Graceling to read this one if they haven't, and If you haven't read either, you definitely should. I love them both!
Up next for review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Thanks for reading!