Once Upon A GIF – A Review of FIRE by Kristin Cashore


I have finished FIRE by Kristine Cashore and before I begin, can I please ask you all to spare me (especially Carina Olsen)? I tried to like it, but I just couldn’t. Sorry. Forgive me.

*clears throat* Moving on to why I didn’t like the book. As with Graceling, there were too many parts in Fire where the story just dragged on and on and on and on and on and there was so much info that half the time I was like—

Then, occasionally, we had those short burst of interesting happenings.

The characters in FIRE reminded me too much of those in Graceling. Maybe it was because I read it back to back, but the characters where really similar. Asher and Giddon, Brocker and Oll, and even Fire felt like a more girlish version of Katsa.

I could barely get myself to flip the pages, it just dragged sooooo much. For pretty much the entire book I was like—

To tell you the truth, this GIF pretty much sums up my feelings for FIRE by Kristin Cashore:

FIRE was one of those books where you feel like you have to finish reading the book, like you want to stop reading it but a small part of you just makes you continue. Which made me stay up way past my bedtime. So yes, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to drink coffee.

And yes, assassins drink coffee.


Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 17 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a huge fangirl of Assassin's Creed, Marvel, and Six of Crows.



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    Jessica L. Brooks

    August 16, 2014

    And yes, assassins drink coffee. Ha ha ha! I liked Fire but I LOVED your review, Asma! ;D

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      August 16, 2014

      Haha, thanks ;)

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    August 16, 2014

    LOL: I could not stand Graceling, Katsa was an idiot, the romance was stupid. But Fire I loved. We were total opposites ;)

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      August 16, 2014

      I found Katsa’s character to be more interesting then Fire’s. Haha, unfortunately we are.

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      August 17, 2014

      Me too, blodeuedd! You took the words right out of my mouth! Asma, I loved the GIFs and your review, even though I don’t share your opinion. :)

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    August 18, 2014

    Interesting! I absolutely loved Fire, haha. I thought she was so different from Katsa and I liked Fire more, because Katsa seemed.. too perfect. But I do agree that some parts were a little slow :)

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    Carina Olsen

    August 18, 2014

    I DO NOT APPROVE. Nope. Not at all. lol :D First, thank you for mentioning me, hah. <3 You are awesome. But OMG. HOW could you NOT like Fire?? I do not get it. SOBS. I loved it to pieces. To me, it was better than Graceling sometimes. Sometimes, that is. But it was aaaalways awesome. ACK. Shame on you, lol :D Just kidding. <3 I have also disliked a lot of books that others have loved :p Sigh. But oh. I really wanted you to love this one :( Sigh. Anyway. Amazing review Asma. <3 You are awesome. And I do get your points. Kind of. I just do not agree, hih :)